The Empire’s Dog Feces

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle at 1:21 pm by George Smith

From the Daily Plaster Caster:

Electromagnetic pulse grenades are a favorite of sci-fi storytellers and videogame designers, a la Halo and Call of Duty. The Army evidently doesn’t want to be left out: It’s seeking a real-life version that can blast electromagnetic signals and fry insurgent bombs.

To be specific, the Army wants “High Power Microwave (HPM) grenades??? to “generate an electromagnetic pulse that could be used to defeat the electronics used to activate [homemade bombs] or that could be used to attack blasting caps,??? according to its latest round of research contracts with small businesses …

Less certain is how such a device would be used neuter a bomb detonated with minimal electrical parts, like the Taliban bombs that detonate when someone compresses a wooden pressure plate; whether it would inadvertently fry U.S. troops’ own electronic circuits; or how difficult (or expensive) it’ll be to develop an EMP grenade …

Keynsian socialist job program for small businesses run by the same crackpot electric engineers who’ve been trying to make them for the last twenty years.

“Certainly lobbing expensive EMP grenades throughout a building won’t prevent all IUD’s [sic] from unfortunately finding a target,” writes one unintentionally amusing commenter.

Reading and believing trash all the time makes it impossible for anyone to be anything but a second-rate person — something paraphrased from an old Official Boy Scouts Handbook.

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