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Viche 2010 №17

№17, 2010

Seventh Generation War

Microwave weapons ready for use. Electromagnetic pulses lead to equipment failure, but protect people

American armed forces continue to experiment with weapons "direct energy" - an unusual electromagnetic bomb, called E-Bomb.

Principle of weapons based on electromagnetic pulses or high power microwaves relatively simple. These devices trigger a wave of energy that brings down all electronic equipment in a large radius.

We know that in 2003 the U.S. announced its intention to test cruise missiles and unmanned aircraft new weapon that can incapacitate radars, computers and any electronic equipment of the enemy. Reported that the weapon produces powerful beams of microwave radiation HPM ( High Powered Microwave), and call it a microwave guns.

The new weapon was tested during the recent local conflicts. Its purpose - the destruction of command posts of electronic equipment systems and computer hardware. Professionals say: it creates an electromagnetic field such power that its destructive effects on electronics is mightier than by lightning.