The Ebomb

The E-Bomb

Abstract: What is E-Bomb?

Applications:
• • • • • • Electronic Combat Operations Strategic Air Attack Operations Offensive Counter Air (OCA) Operations Maritime Air Operations Battlefield Air Interdiction Operations A Strategy of Graduated Response

An e-bomb is a weapon that uses an intense electromagnetic field to create a brief pulse of energy that effects electronic circuitry without harming humans or buildings.

At low levels, the pulse temporarily disables electronic systems; mid-range levels corrupt computer data. Very high levels completely destroy electronic circuitry, thus disabling any type of machine that uses electricity.

Limitations:
• The limitations of electromagnetic weapons are determined by weapon implementation and means of delivery.

How it works?
• Key technologies which are extant in the area or are explosively pumped Flux Compression Generators (FCG), explosive propellant driven MagnetoHydrodynamic (MHD) generators and a range of HPM devices, the foremost of which is the Virtual Cathode Oscillator • A wide range of experimental designs have been tested in these technology areas, and a considerable volume of work has been published in unclassified literature.

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equipment, it must be noted that thermionic technology (i.e. vacuum tube equipment) is substantially more resilient to the electromagnetic weapons effects than solid state (i.e. transistor) technology.

Conclusion:

E-bombs are Weapons of Electrical Mass Destruction with applications across a

broad spectrum of targets, spanning both the strategic and tactical.

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