New guns give police, military X-ray vision
Military and law enforcement are gearing up to receive a new weapon — one that shoots images instead of ammo
By PoliceOne Staff
Military and law enforcement are gearing up to receive a new weapon — one that shoots images instead of ammo.
According to Defense One, American Science and Engineering (AS&E) has unveiled an X-ray gun capable of seeing through a wide variety of materials. Named the “Mini Z,” the device can capture transparent images and send them to laptops or tablets, all with the press of a button.
Capable of revealing drugs, explosives, money, and people, the Mini Z shoots low-level X-rays through everything from fabric to rubber to aluminum.
Unlike regular one shot imaging devices, the new X-ray gun can shoot its rays continuously and allows for rapid, multiple scans from many angles, AS&E Vice President Joe Reiss told Defense One.
AS&E is currently making the Mini Z available to U.S. military, border patrol, and law enforcement.