Greeks Deploy Sound Cannons to Deter Migrant Boats, Mobs at Land Border

Greeks Deploy Sound Cannons to Deter Migrant Boats, Mobs at Land Border


The Greek government is reportedly deploying sound cannons to repel illegal migrants attempting to force its land border or reach its territory by boat.

The Mediterranean country has already deployed two Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) along the Maritsa river in the province Alexandroupolis, according to reports, and will be used to deter mobs massing at the border fence as well as attempted waterborne crossings.

The sonic devices are designed to focus high-decibel “beams” which create a painful and disorienting noise on targets, dispersing hostile or otherwise unlawful crowds or encouraging small groups or individuals to back off from sensitive buildings, ships, and other areas, without the need for batons, rubber bullets, or water cannons.

They have previously been deployed to protect American embassies and naval vessels, and to help bring rioters under control on the U.S. mainland in Ferguson, Missouri, and other locations.

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