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Injured airman to be released Friday

April 6, 2007

Valdosta - New information on the Moody Airman injured while testing the Defense Department's non-lethal ray gun.

The airman was a member of the 820th Security Forces Group, who has been testing the Active Denial System, or ADS since last fall.

The weapon uses beam millimeter waves that makes people feel as if they are about to catch fire.

The airman received second degree burns to both of his legs.

He is being treated at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta and is expected to be released Friday.

During its 12 years of development, the ADS has been tested on more than 600 volunteers with over 11 thousand exposures and only one other injury.

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