Device responsible for Lakhs of deaths

Device responsible for Lakhs of deaths




This is called ADE 651 (for Advanced Detection Equipment).
It is a fake bomb detector made by a UK based company called ATSC. The company sold this using the premise that this device could detect any explosive, drugs, ivory, and other substances from a long distance.
This device was sold at $60,000 a piece and the Iraqi government, thinking it was legitimate, spent around $78 million to acquire these devices to be used in Baghdad.
This fake device was used on checkpoints in Iraq at a time when bombs were killing or injuring thousands
This device is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths due to car bombings in the city of Baghdad.
The founder of the company had been convicted in April 2013 and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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