> Sarad AV[SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: > > hi, > > it doesnt matter as long as Al-Jazeera is live and > kicking and the camera's are rolling. > > The highly classified bomb creates a brief pulse of > > microwaves powerful enough to fry computers, blind > > radar, silence radios, trigger crippling power > > outages and disable the electronic ignitions in > > vehicles and aircraft. > > the existance of such a bomb was on indian news papers > a week ago. > > Regards Sarath. > > It was also in Newsweek. It's existence is well known. What is not is it's construction, size, or effectiveness.
A good place to start is here http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/kopp/apjemp.html
Carlo is one of the few truly knowledgeable people who's published much detail. Here's some other Carlo referenced material http://f-111.net/CarloKopp/
A few years back he and I discussed an idea I had for an inexpensive terrorist version of an EMP device. Instead of using explosives, the pulse compressor-microwave generator are powered via lightening. A radio storm detector combined with a ground-cloud charge detector control the launch of a large model rockets, which trail a wire spool, into the cloud above. If a discharge is initiated its channeled into the EMP HW. A system holding several rockets could easily fit in a 3ft cubed box and placed on a tall building or other location near a target which is sufficiently frequented by lightening storms.
Carlo thought the idea technically practical but not too useful for terrorists who wish to control the timing of their events.