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The Air Force wants a microwave missile that fries electronics

from Popular Mechanics

The U.S. Air Force is paying $4.8 million to modify two cruise missiles to carry a high-powered microwave energy weapon. The missiles would send out pulses of microwave energy, shorting out electronic devices in their flight path. The technology behind high-powered microwave weapons was inspired by nuclear weapons. In addition to the heat, blast and radiation, nuclear weapons pump out vast amounts of electromagnetic energy in a very short period of time. more

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