U.S. May Use Electromagnetic Weapons Against Iraq

(Front Page Magazine/ Defense Watch) J. David Galland - The anticipated war with Iraq may see the first widespread use of high-power directed energy or microwave weapons that produce a split-second electromagnetic spike of energy powerful enough to damage electronic components and scramble the memory of any computer system. Microwave weaponry, designed for use from unmanned aerial vehicles that pose no risk to a pilot, would electronically destroy key computer equipment in government buildings, military command posts, and broadcasting facilities.

2002-11-15 00:00:00

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