The U.S. Marine Corps is testing a brand new, less-than-lethal weapon called SPECTER (Small arms Pulsed Electronic Tetanization at Extended Range) that can electrocute the target from 100 feet away, New Scientist reports. For a comparison, a current-gen Taser has a range of about 26 feet.

The projectile can be fired from any 12-gauge shotgun and is being developed by Colorado-based tech research company Harkind Dynamics, with funding from the US Department of Defense.

To avoid the inevitable and dangerous impacts of a projectile being fired from a shotgun, Harkind Dynamics added a tiny parachute that deploys right before hitting the target. According to the company, the parachute halves the speed of the projectile.

Within a meter of the target, SPECTER shoots out three electrode darts. The darts are sharp enough to get through clothes and can also keep shocking the target if it senses movement.

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