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    I have to admit in Star Wars Battlefront 1 I've found one of the most versatile and effective weapons is an ion grenade. It got me wondering if such a thing was possible today and I was surprised that their might be some development along this lines.

    Colonel: US Army has working electropulse grenades
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/0...ulse_grenades/

    I was reading an article in The National Interest about the new Air Forces THOR anti-drone microwave gun, sounds great, but what a target.
    https://nationalinterest.org/blog/bu...wave-gun-69292

    After watching some video of Ukrainian fighters dealing with a low flying Russian drone directing artillery fire, my futuristic weapon would be a grenade launcher using an EMP grenade with a proximity fuse fired by an infantry man near enough to the drone to knock it out. I suppose HE would do just as well but couldn't help my imagination.



    I suspect that EMP devices will be a popular form of terrorist weapon in the future due to the significant disruptions that they cause.
    https://www.quora.com/What-guns-exis...-grenade-blast

    From a military perspective, I canít see it being used on the enemy but I can see it used on us by us. Currently if a command post is being overrun, we can destroy sensitive documents using a thermite or similar explosive. That worked before, but with all the sensitive electronics that are in use now, there will something that the Black Box Boys can harvest data from.
    If we had an EMP grenade, throw it in the CP and all the data will be deep wiped.
    Bob Kinch, former Soldier, Combat Engineer, Competitive Marksman at Canadian Armed Forces (1974-2016)
    https://www.quora.com/Is-there-such-...enade-or-blast
    Last edited by OttoHarkaman; 26 Jul 19, 18:45.

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    But how does one shield one's own electronic kit from the effects of your own EMP munitions?
    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
    Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MarkV View Post
      But how does one shield one's own electronic kit from the effects of your own EMP munitions?
      Or the enemy's?

      Well in these SciFi games, its proximity, you can blast yourself if you are too close.

      "He who shoots first wins" Erwin Rommel
      Last edited by OttoHarkaman; 27 Jul 19, 17:09.

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      • #4
        From seeing and reading their blurbs on the yahoo homepage, I wouldn't give any credence to anything written by The National Interest. They are one (small) step above clickbait.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by johns624 View Post
          From seeing and reading their blurbs on the yahoo homepage, I wouldn't give any credence to anything written by The National Interest. They are one (small) step above clickbait.

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          Yes there can be some questionable articles, just happened to see that article on the THOR anti-drone system, forgot to check if that was the same kind of system used by the Marines onboard the USS Boxer.

          The drone was reportedly disabled by Marines of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the Boxer using an electronic jamming device known as a Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System, or LMADIS, as manned and unmanned Iranian aircraft swooped in near the warship.
          https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-...ident-1.591806

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          This Is the ATV-Mounted Jammer That Took Down an Iranian Drone
          The drone was less than a mile from the USS Boxer when the Marines caused it to crash.
          https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...iranian-drone/

          As far as I know no EMP grenade exists but I thought it might be an essential weapon in the future.

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