Friday, July 31, 2009

Blackout Bomb: Air Force's High-Powered Microwave Weapons Fry Enemy Equipment

Blackout Bomb: Graham Murdoch


An Experimental Stealth Weapon Could Blind Enemy Surveillance.

In modern warfare, where missions are sometimes over in minutes, a blind enemy is a defeated enemy. The electromagnetic pulse from a nuclear weapon detonated miles aboveground would zap an army’s surveillance equipment, but not without causing heavy collateral damage. Instead, a new Air Force tool will fry electronics using high-power microwaves emitted by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

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My Comment: A unique and portable EMP (actually microwave) type of weapon. I am sure that this will be the first of many types of microwave weapons.

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