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    Post  Flanky on Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:14 pm

    Ranets-E derivate probably...
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    Post  George1 on Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:21 am

    Russia's Electromagnetic Weapons Could Be 'More Efficient Than Nuclear Weapons'

    Russia is developing radio-electronic weapons, which use a powerful UHF impulse capable of destroying all electronic equipment miles away and even changing the course of a war.

    Alexander Khrolenko (RIA Novosti) – The Listva, a remotely operated mine clearance vehicle capable of detecting and blowing up mines up to 100 meters away, is one such weapon.

    An armored vehicle equipped with a UHF emitter moves in front of a mobile missile system. It detects radio-controlled landmines planted along and away from the road using ground-penetrating radar and then uses ultra-high-frequency rays to neutralize them.

    This is a novel technique, which had never been used before.

    During a drill on Wednesday, some 20 real cellphone-controlled explosive devices were planted along the route of a column of Yars mobile ballistic missile systems. A single Listva vehicle spotted all of them and blew them up long before the missiles reached the area.

    In the next two years Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces will receive over 150 Listva robotic mine clearing vehicles.

    Future Weapons

    The unique radio-electronic weapons based on new physical principles, which were successfully tested in Russia last fall use mobile electromagnetic emitters to disable missile warheads and onboard aircraft electronics many miles away.

    The electromagnetic bombs developed by Russia can be more effective than nuclear weapons because they are able to neutralize entire armies with just one short electromagnetic impulse.

    Moreover, unlike already exiting electronic jammers, they can completely take out or seriously damage even off-line weapons like tanks, grounded planes and missiles in silos.

    Earlier, media reports said that Russia’s defense industry had come up with the Alabuga, a new electro-magnetic missile, which uses a powerful UHF emitter to disable all enemy electronics within a radius of 3.5 kilometers (2.3 miles), turning it into “a heap of scrap metal.”

    A directed beam of waves of a particular frequency has a sledgehammer effect on electronic equipment knocking out computers and navigation systems by physically destroying their motherboards.

    Russia plans to install such weapons on its sixth-generation fighter drones because powerful UHF radiation can kill pilots.

    Radio-electronic weapons are able to jam a tank’s loading mechanism, blow up artillery shells inside a turret and destroy enemy soldiers hiding inside a bunker or taking cover up to 100 meters underground.

    Foreign Designs

    The US, Israel and China are equally busy developing their own types of electromagnetic weapons. During Operation Desert Storm in Iraq in 1991, the Americans used a relatively primitive electronic bomb by fitting the warheads of their Tomahawk cruise missiles with carbon fiber.

    As a result, the missiles short-circuited the electrical lines of Iraqi power stations and power lines severely degrading the country’s vital infrastructure and air defenses.

    The Pentagon used more advanced electromagnetic weapons during NATO’s 1999 aggression against Yugoslavia. In the first two week alone, the US Air Force dropped over 400 super-heavy JDAM gliding bombs packed with graphite and metallic fibers and particles knocking out the country’s entire air defense control system.

    Since electromagnetic weapons are capable of pushing a nation back centuries, countries are now developing ever ever-new means of defending themselves again these fearsome weapons.

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    Post  lycantrop on Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:09 pm

    thoughts on this one?

    https://twitter.com/Russ_Warrior/status/1093262590925451264

    Rumours about experiments underway inside a complex in the Urals, I can't give details but it's something you think it exists only in Sci-fi movies, talking about EMP weapons, if #Russia takes the upper hand in this field it may become the world's uncontested military superpower.

    According to rumours only the most patriotic members of the Russian intelligence, those who will never betray #Russia, are overseeing this project which it's completely carried out in underground facilities.

    In light of the danger posed by a more and more aggressive #US regime the experiments will be transformed into something usable as soon as possible but info about the new weapon will not be released to the public.
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    Post  GarryB on Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:28 am

    Well, there is a suspicion that the US is developing genetic weapons to kill certain ethnicities, but any genetic targeted disease or poison could easily be reversed to target those who it intended to be safe from the weapon instead.

    Personally I sometimes think a super bomb that will just kill everyone... some sort of tera ton powered bomb that will shift the earths orbit or split the planet might be the solution too.

    Really just more of the same... first nukes were a super weapon then stealth... now EMP and hypersonic weapons...
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    Post  flamming_python on Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:25 pm

    lycantrop wrote:thoughts on this one?

    https://twitter.com/Russ_Warrior/status/1093262590925451264

    Rumours about experiments underway inside a complex in the Urals, I can't give details but it's something you think it exists only in Sci-fi movies, talking about EMP weapons, if #Russia takes the upper hand in this field it may become the world's uncontested military superpower.

    According to rumours only the most patriotic members of the Russian intelligence, those who will never betray #Russia, are overseeing this project which it's completely carried out in underground facilities.

    In light of the danger posed by a more and more aggressive #US regime the experiments will be transformed into something usable as soon as possible but info about the new weapon will not be released to the public.

    Underground and its secrets guarded by the most patriotic of Russian officers.

    But of course this Russ_Warrior knows all about it, and can't tell us about it. Yet he is.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:07 pm

    flamming_python wrote:
    lycantrop wrote:thoughts on this one?

    https://twitter.com/Russ_Warrior/status/1093262590925451264

    Rumours about experiments underway inside a complex in the Urals, I can't give details but it's something you think it exists only in Sci-fi movies, talking about EMP weapons, if #Russia takes the upper hand in this field it may become the world's uncontested military superpower.

    According to rumours only the most patriotic members of the Russian intelligence, those who will never betray #Russia, are overseeing this project which it's completely carried out in underground facilities.

    In light of the danger posed by a more and more aggressive #US regime the experiments will be transformed into something usable as soon as possible but info about the new weapon will not be released to the public.

    Underground and its secrets guarded by the most patriotic of Russian officers.

    But of course this Russ_Warrior knows all about it, and can't tell us about it. Yet he is.

    Exactly.

    We already know Russia is working on EMP weapons. They themselves made no secret of it. Even with artillery rounds.

    The rest is just trying to drum up hype.
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    Post  thegopnik on Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:50 am

    https://www.pravdareport.com/news/science/142723-new_missile/

    The missile can literally disable all enemy weapons and military equipment, including missiles, missile defense systems, ships and tanks, as well as any type of air, sea and ground military hardware. The Alabuga missile causes all microcircuits to come out of order. In fact, the military hardware and equipment will simply freeze in place, whereas aircraft and missiles will fall down to the ground like rocks.

    It is believed that the Alabuga will become the most powerful prospective radio-electric bomb that will be able to deactivate and immobilize the entire combat power of the enemy completely.
    The idea of a bomb that, without destroying the environment, could deactivate all of the military equipment and weapons of the enemy is not new. In 2001, the "Ranets" complex was introduced in Russia. The word "ranets" translates into English as "backpack." The weapon looked more like a radio station than a radio-electric weapon. It was a movable system that could strike enemy equipment at a distance of up to 40 km.

    The Alabuga is being developed by most advanced enterprises in the field of defence technology. There are no details about the project. It is believed, however, that the missile will be able to fly up for 300-400 meters to deactivate all military equipment and weapons within the range of four kilometers.
    The United States has been developing a similar technology since 2012. The goal is to create a weapon that could hit the enemy and give total advantage over enemy forces. Yet, the USA has never presented any real system yet. The Alabuga is not a lethal missile, nor does it lead to victims when it explodes. Specialists believe that such weapons may change the strategy of wars of the future entirely.


    Well I feel like this missile will be popular sooner or later so since there is no thread about it I made one instead.


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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:24 pm

    There was talk about them developing a 'new' EMP shell for Koalitsya, probably a replacement for the one they co-produced with Bulgaria back in the Soviet period.

    Weapons of the Future - EW Warheads

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    Will artillery shells and missiles with warheads for electronic warfare appear in the RF Armed Forces?

    Modern warfare is the realm of electronics, information wireless networks, swarms of smart unmanned reconnaissance and strike UAVs. It would be nice to destroy enemy systems of this kind with powerful EMP - electromagnetic pulses. But how? Put stationary emitters at the forefront - burn your electronics. To explode over the positions of the enemy or among the swarms of his drones nuclear charges with electromagnetic radiation? It is dangerous, and not every war should develop into an atomic massacre.

    Another way is possible: to beat the enemy with seemingly ordinary warheads of missiles and shells, which turn the power of their explosions into striking electromagnetic pulses.

    "Sakharov bomb" for electronic warfare

    To combat swarms of light drones and unmanned aerial platforms, warheads with fragmentation and ready-made striking elements (GGE) have been created. Shards and GGEs hit enemy equipment that is within sight. But this is not always possible to do, especially if the UAV is “hiding” in shelter or behind building envelopes. But such means, which are available for destruction and visible, and sheltered enemy technical equipment (including ammunition with electronic and electric detonators), are electronic warfare.


    Electronic warfare (EW) is a set of agreed measures and actions to:

    - electronic defeat of the enemy’s electronic objects (functional defeat, electronic defeat, defeat by radiation-homing weapons);

    - information support (collection, analysis and synthesis of data on the electronic environment, technical reconnaissance of the enemy’s electronic objects, comprehensive technical monitoring of the state and protection from technical means of reconnaissance of their objects);

    - electronic protection (protection against electromagnetic weapons, protection against unintentional interference (ensuring electromagnetic compatibility), protection of troops and objects from reconnaissance equipment).

    Taking into account the state of the electronic warfare equipment produced for the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, it is customary to talk about integrated electronic warfare systems that combine about 50 systems and means for various purposes. (“Scientific principles of electronic warfare”, “Kommersant-Nauka”, No. 1, 2017).

    You can find data on the technical and overall dimensions of all types of electronic warfare equipment of the Russian Federation and a list of companies that produce them. But nowhere is it said about one wonderful device for electronic warfare - the Sakharov bomb, which converts powerful direct current from storage batteries into electromagnetic radiation due to explosive energy. While the use of this device in combat conditions does not allow weight of hundreds of kilograms, the duration of preparation for use, the danger of use at the forefront due to "friendly fire". In addition, an advanced bomb for enemy electronic warfare can be delivered by aircraft.

    The EW bomb quite efficiently converts the explosive energy into the damaging factor of electromagnetic radiation, thereby damaging the elemental base and the circuits of electronic devices and devices. EW modules - powerful generators of electromagnetic radiation (EMP) of impressive dimensions mounted on various media (ground, water, air) - are available in the RF Armed Forces. The emf induced by them closes the electric circuits, burns out the element base, destroys the chargers, batteries, batteries and displays of any gadgets (displays certainly cannot be protected by any Faraday cages), which makes the enemy deaf and blind. But such a weapon cannot be called convenient, since there is a very significant drawback: they cannot be used at the forefront without the risk of instant loss of electronic warfare. And far from the front end.

    Front Edge EW Bomb

    The task of suppressing enemy electronic weapons can be successfully solved if an ordinary soldier is armed with an electronic warfare device with a mass and size similar to a hand grenade launcher, the charge of which can be thrown to the enemy. The same technological, cheap and reliable as the ammunition for the RPG-7, capable of generating a broadband spectrum of EMP with a capacity of tens of kilowatts.

    To "burn out" the elemental base and electrical circuits, you can create a product in which the chemical energy of the explosive will be directly converted into an electromagnetic pulse. It is only necessary to take advantage of the scientific achievements of recent years in the field of construction of permanent magnets, suspensions and liquids based on them. The chemical energy of detonating explosives can be converted into a powerful pulse of EM radiation by creating a high-speed relative motion of the magnetic field of permanent magnets and a beam of charged particles of easily ionizing substances. And what is very important for the reliability, reliability, ease and speed of use of such a product is the absence in its design of any charging, storage devices for electric current. Just like in Sakharov’s bomb.

    The cumulative effect is widely used in military science to give high speeds to damaging elements (PE) - a quasi-liquid metal jet, impact core, in engineering and mining - to cut cables, rods, crushing rocks, concrete. The proposed method is characterized in that substances and components are placed in the cumulative cavity, which due to the cumulative effect (due to the collapse of the walls of the cumulative cavity and extrusion of the substance therein) are given a high speed. It is in the direction of motion of the group velocity of the front of detonation waves of the explosive charge. The speed of a substance placed in a cumulative cavity in the form of a suspension of neodymium micromagnets, magnetic fluid MG-131, or other magnetic fluid on a silicone or other basis, flowing out in a narrow beam in the direction of the group velocity of detonation waves,

    Vв = Vдв / sinα,

    where Vв is the velocity of the outflowing substance,

    Vdv is the velocity of the detonation wave front,

    2α is the angle of the top of the cumulative funnel.

    When the velocity of the detonation wave front Vdv equal to 7–8 km / s, the velocity of the outflow of matter Vb can reach tens of kilometers per second.

    Explosive suspensions

    The cumulative effect can be used to create a flow of ionized particles with high kinetic energy and to mechanically move the magnetic field of the magnetic fluid towards the flow of charged particles. What for? To get a powerful short-term pulse of EM radiation of a wide spectrum. Looking ahead, I’ll say: you can create charges that destroy the enemy with powerful EMP, and like ordinary "explosive" ammunition.

    The device necessary for this can consist of two cumulative cavities in which accelerated substances are located, located at a distance of the order of the length of the cumulative jet of 10-15 cm along one axis. Moreover, the cavity is directed towards each other. A suspension of neodymium micromagnets or a magnetic fluid with strong magnetization is placed in one. For example, MG-131 is a colloidal solution of nanometer solid-state ferromagnets. In the other, an easily ionizable substance, such as barium oxide, BaO. With simultaneous undermining of the charges, the magnetic field of a suspension of neodymium micromagnets or magnetic fluid rushes towards each other and the flux of ions and electrons formed as a result of thermal ionization of barium oxide with a relative velocity of more than 20 km / s, which generates a powerful electromagnetic pulse similar to magnetron radiation.

    The power is due to the short duration of the flow interaction (the distance between the cumulative charges flows are covered in fractions of a microsecond). An impulse is obtained not only when an inhomogeneous magnetic field interacts with positively and negatively charged particles moving with high kinetic energy from collisions with magnetic fluid elements, metal micromagnets, but also with each other. Ion bombardment excites interconnected processes. The main ones are volume and surface scattering of bombarding ions (including those with a change in their charge state), emission from various condensed matter of charged and neutral particles and their complexes (ion-ion, ion-electron, sputtering), emission of electromagnetic radiation with a wide spectrum frequencies, ion-luminescence, ion-photon emission.

    Russian EMP weapons - Page 2 Reb_20042020

    The first stage is an elementary act of collision of an ion with an atom of another body, the result of which is the redistribution of energy and momentum of the bombarding ion between the scattered ion and the target atom. This leads to the appearance of extended sequential and cascades of atomic collisions, as well as the processes accompanying the rearrangement of the electron shells of the collision partners, which determines the totality of the secondary processes caused by ion bombardment. The energy of a fast primary particle (ion) during surface bombardment goes to a number of secondary processes: part of the energy is spent on sputtering the target lattice, emission of electrons, ions, photons, fast neutral particles. This energy is carried out from the solid, another part of the energy remains and goes to the formation of radiation effects, various electronic and phonon excitations of the lattice, luminescence, structural transformations. For large values ​​of the energy of colliding particles (tens and hundreds of eV), ion-photon emission (IPE) proceeds according to the kinetic mechanism, when external electrons are excited by the shell of a knocked out atom due to inelastic energy transfer during collision. Depending on the energy, type of incident ion, angle of bombardment, and type of target, one or several groups of velocities of flying away excited atoms and the same number of energy thresholds for excitation of IPEs arise. upon excitation of external electrons of the shell of a knocked out atom due to inelastic energy transfer upon collision. Depending on the energy, type of incident ion, angle of bombardment, and type of target, one or several groups of velocities of flying away excited atoms and the same number of energy thresholds for excitation of IPEs arise. upon excitation of external electrons of the shell of a knocked out atom due to inelastic energy transfer upon collision. Depending on the energy, type of incident ion, angle of bombardment, and type of target, one or several groups of velocities of flying away excited atoms and the same number of energy thresholds for excitation of IPEs arise.

    Calculations show that at a relative velocity (the velocity of barium oxide ions relative to the counter magnetic flux) of 20 km / s, the barium oxide ion has a translational kinetic energy of 31.83 eV, which allows a broad-spectrum EM pulse to appear, and the kinetic electron energy at that the same speed will be equal to 18.2x10-23 j. Then the upper limit of the radiation excited by such an electron will be 2.75x1011 Hz. And this corresponds to a radiation wavelength of the order of one millimeter. The processes that occur when the proposed device is activated are so diverse that it is a difficult task to take into account and calculate all the effects. However, the simplest calculations show the fidelity of the proposed method and the possibility of obtaining the desired effect at the lowest possible cost.

    This method and the proposed device will find application in science. For example, when radiosounding in GPR. In military affairs - to disable the enemy’s electronic and electrical devices. The simplicity of the device, the low cost and accessibility of technologies and materials already used and mastered, the ability to deliver EM ammunition in a salvo of barreled artillery or rocket launch, or by the forces of an ordinary soldier make it an insidious and dangerous weapon.

    EW warheads have a feature associated with a sufficient mass of explosive charge to perform the function of a shell explosive device. If the shell is made of solid segmented radio-transparent material, then such ammunition will successfully play the role of a high-explosive fragmentation shell.

    The versatility and ease of use in a combat situation makes this weapon especially formidable, since EW warheads will also be effective in firing at squares. This is what will allow any fighter to destroy the enemy and his equipment as many times as he sees it.

    One can easily imagine such a “clean” weapon in the form of warheads of various missiles and long-range artillery shells that beat columns of enemy equipment, swarms of drones, squadrons at sea, planes and even enemy cities at the far approaches. And what new qualities will acquire anti-aircraft missile systems! Without a doubt, it is necessary to deploy work on weapons of a new era in our country.

    https://vpk.name/news/395544_oruzhie_budushego_boegolovki_reb.html
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    Post  dino00 on Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:13 pm

    Range of Russian EMP weapons increased to 10 km — sources

    Фn electromagnetic pulse lasts a fraction of a second and reaches the target almost immediately, travelling with the speed of light


    MOSCOW, July 5. /TASS/. The range of Russia’s prospective EMP (electromagnetic pulse) cannons, which use a powerful beam of electromagnetic energy to destroy enemy targets, has been increased to 10 km, two defense industry sources told TASS on Sunday.

    "The trials of EMP weapons have been under way since 2015. The latest firing of EMP cannons took place this spring. At present, the average range of EMP cannons against aerial targets is 7-8 km, with the maximum of 10 km
    ," one of the sources said, adding that the range of such weapons was previously estimated at 1-2 km.

    The other source told TASS that "airborne targets can be destroyed at the distance of 10 km, because their on-board equipment burns down." According to the source, an electromagnetic pulse lasts a fraction of a second and reaches the target almost immediately, travelling with the speed of light.

    Both sources said that during trials, EMP cannons were used to destroy various equipment on the ground and were also efficient against unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). They also said that the main problem of such weaponry is that it needs lots of energy to strike, and, therefore, creating a mobile EMP system is hardly possible in the near future.


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    Post  The-thing-next-door on Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:55 pm

    Nice, the ultimate anti mellenial weapon.

    (grinning sadisticly while typing) I want one with which to fry their pathetic little virtual lives.

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    Post  william.boutros on Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:54 am

    dino00 wrote:Range of Russian EMP weapons increased to 10 km — sources

    Фn electromagnetic pulse lasts a fraction of a second and reaches the target almost immediately, travelling with the speed of light


    MOSCOW, July 5. /TASS/. The range of Russia’s prospective EMP (electromagnetic pulse) cannons, which use a powerful beam of electromagnetic energy to destroy enemy targets, has been increased to 10 km, two defense industry sources told TASS on Sunday.

    "The trials of EMP weapons have been under way since 2015. The latest firing of EMP cannons took place this spring. At present, the average range of EMP cannons against aerial targets is 7-8 km, with the maximum of 10 km
    ," one of the sources said, adding that the range of such weapons was previously estimated at 1-2 km.

    The other source told TASS that "airborne targets can be destroyed at the distance of 10 km, because their on-board equipment burns down." According to the source, an electromagnetic pulse lasts a fraction of a second and reaches the target almost immediately, travelling with the speed of light.

    Both sources said that during trials, EMP cannons were used to destroy various equipment on the ground and were also efficient against unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). They also said that the main problem of such weaponry is that it needs lots of energy to strike, and, therefore, creating a mobile EMP system is hardly possible in the near future.


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    It could have a nuclear battery or be used a ship point defense.

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    Post  The-thing-next-door on Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:53 pm

    william.boutros wrote:
    It could have a nuclear battery or be used a ship point defense.

    Well if one small enough to fit into a fighter has a range of 10km then a large version based the heavy trucks used to transport ICBMs
    could probably have a range of 50km and in that case it would be an excellent system to bolster the defence of very important locations like large bases, factories, command bunkers, radar arrays, ect

    You could make it fully automated and give it a nuclear reactor so that you don't have to worry about crews abandoning thier post. When the war starts they could
    set it to automatic and run for the nearest bunker while it could continue to engage targets for years without anyone attending to it.

    It could have ai based navigation and move to new areas on its own if what it is defending gets destroyed or it receives orders to deffend a more important location.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:48 pm

    dino00 wrote:Range of Russian EMP weapons increased to 10 km — sources

    Фn electromagnetic pulse lasts a fraction of a second and reaches the target almost immediately, travelling with the speed of light


    MOSCOW, July 5. /TASS/. The range of Russia’s prospective EMP (electromagnetic pulse) cannons, which use a powerful beam of electromagnetic energy to destroy enemy targets, has been increased to 10 km, two defense industry sources told TASS on Sunday.

    "The trials of EMP weapons have been under way since 2015. The latest firing of EMP cannons took place this spring. At present, the average range of EMP cannons against aerial targets is 7-8 km, with the maximum of 10 km
    ," one of the sources said, adding that the range of such weapons was previously estimated at 1-2 km.

    The other source told TASS that "airborne targets can be destroyed at the distance of 10 km, because their on-board equipment burns down." According to the source, an electromagnetic pulse lasts a fraction of a second and reaches the target almost immediately, travelling with the speed of light.

    Both sources said that during trials, EMP cannons were used to destroy various equipment on the ground and were also efficient against unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). They also said that the main problem of such weaponry is that it needs lots of energy to strike, and, therefore, creating a mobile EMP system is hardly possible in the near future.


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    It'd be nice if they would have multiple emitters pointing every direction without the need for movement or rotation that could be instantly turned on to defeat incoming hostile objects.
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    Post  GarryB on Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:14 am

    They seem to be talking about EM pulse cannons that direct a high energy beam in one direction... a range of 10km is interesting and for many roles easily enough for the job... for instance imagine an incoming Harpoon detected by aircraft, the EM gun can be directed at the target and it can be engaged when within range, but if it is a flight of 20 Harpoons then 20 separate shots of this EM gun is going to use up a lot of energy.... some sort of EM bomb makes more sense if you can for instance fire it from a 152mm artillery gun to get it to fall to low altitude in the midst of a swarm attack and take down several targets with one boom instead of having to aim and target each individual swarm member.

    For mass swarm threats I am sure bombs fitted with tactical nuclear warheads could probably deal with large portions of the swarm in a single shot... an EM enhanced weapon could be even more effective... its range limitations is a good thing because you don't want to blind your own defences just to shoot down a few incoming enemy threats....
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