Later this year, U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan will have a new method for detonating improvised explosive devices (IEDs). According to The Daily Mail, troops will expand their arsenals with a device called The Stingray, which uses H20 and a small amount of munition to create a 'blade' of water capable of penetrating steel
. The Stingray, small enough to be carried by robots, can be placed far away from an IED or near it. Developed by Sandia National Laboratories, the device releases energy in a specified direction, which makes it safer and more effective than traditional explosives in destroying one specific object or bomb. The initial water blade fired from The Stingray is followed by a water 'slug,' which (as evident in the video after the break) obliterates its target after the blade handles the 'precision' destruction.