Problem

Electromagnetic pulse bomb

Other Names:
EMP nuclear bomb
Nature:
The EMP bomb is designed to release most of its energy as an intense electromagnetic pulse, destroying electronic components but offering a low risk to humans. It would be used to cripple command and control systems but could also be used to damage the civil communications system of a country subject to an attack.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
ElectromagnetismArms
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET