The BBC is reporting on a bomb detector in Iraq that is being denounced by experts as little more than a glorified divining road (what the Brits call a “dowsing rod”). The deployment of the ADE-651A was called “absolutely immoral” and could be the basis for the loss of lives.
Experts say that the ADE-651 is virtually useless. However, it is found at checkpoints throughout Iraq. Iraq bought the device from a British company in mass — spending 85 million dollars. Experts say that it has never been shown to work in independent testing, according to the BBC.
The BBC says that the training manual claims that it can also, with the right card, detect elephants, humans and 100 dollar bills. Here are some of the claims from the website.
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