A presentation given by a US Air Force official may have - temporarily, at least - laid to rest one of the wilder and wackier secret superweapon conspiracy theories of recent times. The superweapon in question is the dreaded "E-bomb", aka "Electromagnetic pulse weapon (EMP)" "High Power Microwave (HPM)" and so on, depending on …
"Half a dozen fried chav" was all you needed to say.
I'll buy 12.
Meh, some of us have been strapping smartbombs on to our internet pretend Eve-Online spaceships for ages.
And it's not just EM. We can do Thermal, Explosive and Kinetic as well.
Check out the EMP job adverts...
AWE Aldermaston are recruiting e.g. for an EMP engineer: https://careers.awe.co.uk/wd/plsql/wd_pds?p_web_page_id=37866 "investigating Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) effects on electronic systems and technologies, undertaking a variety of EMP experiments, sensor/equipment design and EMP code modelling/analysis whilst also contributing to a future EMP test capability at AWE."
Another advert for an EMP engineer also mentions AWE's Orion petawatt laser. Eat yer heart out, Boeing and Raytheon laser nohopers. This one'll get through your Baco foil and knock down those missiles. Or not, as it's actually subpicosecond pulses so on the whole it'll not have much military significance. Maybe. http://www.awe.co.uk/main_site/news/press_releases/PR_2007_012.html
Death to......err, Australia
re: Beyond those ugly neighbours are sundry other unpleasant pseudo-democracies who wish Australia no particular good.
Yeah. We poms *really* resent losing the ashes to a 5-0 hiding.......
Sorry if this loses the merkin contingent, it's a spat between _civilised_ countries.
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Really? Which ones would those be, then?
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