Russians Hail EMP/Beam-Weapon Breakthrough

12 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Russians Hail EMP/Beam-Weapon Breakthrough</h1><p>May 12 (EIRNS)--The work of Russian scientists in developing electromagnetic pulses (EMP) to be used against enemy military equipment, "surpasses foreign counterparts by 10 times," according to a report published yesterday by the Russian news agency Novosti.</p><p>The report, by an academic advisor at the Academy of Engineering Sciences, Yuriy Zaitsev, speaks of a breakthrough in relativistic high-precision electronics with military applications, that, "has no counterparts in the world."</p><p>Development of EMP effect weapons for neutralizing electronic communications devices, and high-energy beam weapons which can be used for anti-missile, anti-satellite and anti-personnel applications, was a key part of the Ogarkov war plan which the Soviet Union had pursued in the 1980s.</p><p>According to Zaitsev, scientists in several places in Russia have developed generators which can produce brief, high-energy pulses of hundreds and even thousands of megawatts, the equivalent of the electric power output of a modern nuclear plant. The impulses can be generated at a very high frequency. These "super-powerful pulse generators" are small in size, and have "unique physical properties [which] make their sphere of application extremely wide," Zaitsev wrote.</p><p>The first high-current electron accelerators were developed in the Soviet Union in the 1960s, according to Gennadiy Mesyats, who is Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences. A decade later, scientists could generate powerful microwave nanosecond pulses.</p><p>Scientists reported their new results to the Academy of Sciences at the beginning of 2007. The generators can be used in "long-range high-resolution impulse-based radiolocation and in studies of non-thermal impact of powerful electromagnetic fields on radio electronic components and different biological species."</p></div></body>