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Saudi Arabia to develop ‘microwave weapon’ (EMP) using Ukrainian supplied technology

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  1. The SC

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    Ukrainian media claims that Saudi Arabia is developing electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons, also sometimes called a ‘microwave weapon’, using Ukraine’s supplied technology and know-how.

    Ukraine has transferred some technologies that will help in the development of Saudi Arabia’s electromagnetic weapons, according to a report by the ‘National Industrial Portal‘ news agency on 21 January.

    Citing unnamed defense officials, the report states that the Yuzhnoye State Design Office transferred EMP technology to the King Abdulaziz City For Science And Technology. Noted that Ukrainian company has delivered to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia technical documentation for an electromagnetic pulse generator, or EMP.

    The new weapon system could use invisible microwaves and electromagnetic energy to overload electricity grids, and electric and electronic circuits and burn them out.

    A single EMP attack against even a country the size of the Israel or Iran would have a devastating effect. The explosion itself might not pose much danger to those below, but the EMP would damage or destroy phones, power grids, communications networks, computers, laptops, smart cards, vehicle electronics, fuel pumps, medical equipment, industrial robots, and just about anything else that has a microchip or even a slightly advanced electrical circuit.

    Most likely Saudi Arabia is interested in Ukrainian development applicable to bomb designs as a KAB-500 or MK.84.

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    Microwave bombs have a broader range of coupling modes and given the small wavelength in comparison with bomb dimensions, can be readily focussed against targets with a compact antenna assembly.

    According to early U.S. government report about a potential electromagnetic pulse weapon attack, an EMP would cause instantaneous and simultaneous loss of many technologies reliant on electrical power and computer circuit boards, such as cell phones and GPS devices in civil or mlitary segment.

    Military and commercial jets would be degraded, bases would be cut off, and power and GPS would go dark making defense and counter-attacks virtually impossible.

    The massed application of these weapons will produce substantial paralysis in any target system, thus providing a decisive advantage in the conduct of Electronic Combat, Offensive Counter Air and Strategic Air Attack.


    https://defence-blog.com/news/saudi...apon-using-ukrainian-supplied-technology.html
     
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    Pakistan should look into it.
     
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    Microwaves may be dangerous in Arabs' hands :D

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    what should pakistan look into?
     
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    As they say, 'if you can't beat them [houthis], cook them'.

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    Definitely..if it did not looked into it yet..
     
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    If Tejas ever flies, we should microwave it.
     
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    I was just thinking about its use in air defence missiles!
     
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    So that means never...:-)
     
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    C'est raciste
     
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    They should invest in manportable anti-drone weapons that can make the drone fall out of the sky which would be useful against Iran's many drones. About the air defense thing why would they need that when explosives would work fine?
     
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    Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Oman and other Arab nations already make their drone Jammers called Anti-drone weapons.. they are all man portable..

    Something like this one: (this one looks like the Egyptian one that you can find on the thread EDEX 2018)
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    The Egyptian one
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    The Saudi one is on this thread a few pages back!


    And the Omani one: Two Omani brothers invented it
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    As for the EMP for air defence..well, it is much more efficient.. it can be used against swarms of missiles, warplanes. combat drones and UAVs.. or even intelligent bombs.. since it will disturb and shutdown their electronics in flight..rendering them useless as war systems and thus destroying them .. Just imagine a warplane with no Electric or Electronic system working in it.. and the pilot's face..
     
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  13. Philip the Arab

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    I always say off topic things but what do you think of Saudi Arabia replacing their Bradley's with a indigenous design? 40 mm bodies gun, 2 manpads in a pod on top of 2 anti-tank missiles? It should protect against aerial and land based threats and the 40 mm bofors has over 160 mm of rha penetration. Saudi Arabia could do it im sure of it instead of buying from America.
     
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    That would be a good idea but the US don't like customers messing up with its designs.. they will allow that only when a system becomes obsolete..otherwise you lose the insurance and support..better build an indigenous one like that..on top of keeping the the potent Bradleys that go hand in hand with the Abrams..
     
  15. Philip the Arab

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    What about South Korea? They made the K21 and many other without American help.