South Korea Claims to Possess EMP Bomb

“South Korea has developed an advanced electromagnetic pulse device that can be deployed on the battlefield to paralyze enemy computers, a defense official claimed Monday. Electronic bombs have been something of a Yeti in the defense industry, widely discussed by experts but never seen to exist. ”

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/03/08/2011030801386.html

““We’ve already developed the technology to create EMPs capable of neutralizing targets within a 100-meter-radius,” an ADD official said, asking not to be named. “The development of an EMP bomb with a range of 1 kilometer will be finished by that time.”

The agency is also developing a high-power microwave (HPM) weapon, known as the “E-bomb,” said the official.

An E-bomb is designed to zap electronics, scramble computer programs and fry communication links. It is known to unleash in a flash as much electrical power ― 2 billion watts or more ― as the Hoover Dam generates in 24 hours. ”

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2009/09/205_48084.html

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One Response to “South Korea Claims to Possess EMP Bomb”

  1. EMPs will be the “poor man’s nuke” in the early 21st century.

    Dirt cheap, low tech, very effective, destroys modern society.

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