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Without Noise and Fire: US Scientists Develop Microwave Weapons for the Air Force

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In the United States, the latest type of weapons is being created, with which they plan to equip fighters. US scientists are developing microwave blasters for their Air Force.


It is reported by the British newspaper The Times.

New weapon able to operate without noise and fire, disabling only electronic equipment. The US Army plans to deploy microwave blasters that can “fry” enemy sensors and radars. And although it is still far from the completion of these studies, the very existence of such a program suggests that the US Department of Defense has decided not to limit itself to traditional methods of destroying enemy equipment.

Some time ago the bomber aviation The United States has already conducted exercises using microwave weapons that disabled electronics installed on ground targets.

Of course, information about military research on microwaves is disclosed only in general terms, its details remain classified. Times, citing experts, claims that work on similar projects is being carried out not only in the United States, but also in Russia, China and the UK.

Recently, Forbes magazine reported that the Japanese military has ordered the American company Lockheed Martin to develop the latest FX fighter, which will include, among other things, microwave weapons. Pilots will be equipped with special augmented reality helmets. It is argued that this aircraft will be more advanced than all existing and promising American-made fighters.
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  1. Doccor18
    Doccor18 16 December 2020 11: 02
    +4
    ... microwave blasters that can "fry" enemy sensors and radars.

    At what distance ..?
    That's what's important.
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 16 December 2020 11: 22
      +2
      Quote: Doccor18
      At what distance ..?
      That's what's important.

      Not only. In addition, there is a sector of action.
      1. KAV
        KAV 16 December 2020 11: 33
        +7
        If you beat on the sector, then the larger the sector, the less the force of impact on the point, because here, almost like with lasers, the whole issue is in focusing a directed beam.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 16 December 2020 11: 56
          0
          New weapons are able to operate without noise and fire, incapacitating only electronic equipment.

          The word "only" raises doubts. Microwave friendly? laughing
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        3. viralig
          viralig 16 December 2020 14: 34
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          Masers, as I understand it, improve.
      2. venik
        venik 16 December 2020 12: 52
        +9
        Quote: Mavrikiy
        Quote: Doccor18
        At what distance ..?
        That's what's important.

        Not only. In addition, there is a sector of action.

        =========
        At the LIMA-2001 arms exhibition, the Moscow Radio Engineering Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences demonstrated the "Ranets-E" ("Ranets-E"?) Pulsed microwave weapon system with a capacity of 500 megawatts, centimeter range, a pulse duration of about 10-20 nanoseconds.

        When using the antenna unit 50 dB, the beam opening is 15-20 degrees. Complete "burning out" of the target electronics - at a distance of 12-14 km, serious disruption of the electronics - up to 40 km.
        With antenna unit 45 dB, beam angle approx. 60 degrees Complete defeat ("burning out") of electronics at 8-10 km.
        In more detail: https://topwar.ru/13539-ranec-protiv-raket.html.
        There was also information that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation did not show interest in the system (in the form as it is). The reasons are a very long "recharge" time - more than 0.5 hours, a short range of action, as well as problems with the protection of people and equipment that can fall into the range of the beam. Work on improving the system continues.
        1. Mikhail3
          Mikhail3 16 December 2020 13: 21
          +1
          Uh-huh. For such a system to work effectively, enormous capacities are needed. The plane simply will not take out such a bulk. However, it seems possible to correct the principle of operation. Ships from the photograph, our system uses a conventional radio antenna to irradiate the target.
          If the American news is not fake (and this is quite likely), then the American system is probably using something laser-like for its work. A laser of the appropriate range would solve weight, size and power problems. The USSR, in my memory, used X-ray lasers for satellites, and it seems to be successful ...
          1. venik
            venik 16 December 2020 13: 27
            +1
            Quote: Mikhail3
            The USSR, in my memory, used X-ray lasers for satellites, and it seems to be successful ...

            =========
            I also heard rumors ... Alas, for the "X-ray laser" you need powers comparable to a nuclear explosion of average power ... And the work of Academician Basov was most likely theoretical. Alas, if such work was carried out, then they are strictly classified. Basov himself categorically denied such rumors ... But who knows? ... request
            1. Mikhail3
              Mikhail3 16 December 2020 13: 37
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              Yes, we will not get information here) However, it is likely that one day one or another side will be forced to conduct a full-fledged demonstration of capabilities, so we'll see. Americans desperately need something that will at least partially neutralize the effect of hypersound in our country. And then the slaves over there are moving more and more ...
          2. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 16 December 2020 13: 39
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            Quote: Mikhail3
            If the American news is not fake (and this is quite likely), then the American system is probably using something laser-like for its work. A laser of the appropriate range would solve weight, size and power problems.

            If I, from an ordinary point of view, understand correctly, then the laser needs good weather, since clouds, fogs and rains with snowfalls are insurmountable obstacles for it, and therefore this weapon is limited in use. winked
            1. Mikhail3
              Mikhail3 17 December 2020 10: 11
              0
              You are talking about a light beam. And we are talking about a radio wave, which is directed by a laser of the corresponding range. There are no such barriers to radio waves.
              1. Nyrobsky
                Nyrobsky 17 December 2020 10: 53
                +1
                Quote: Mikhail3
                You are talking about a light beam. And we are talking about a radio wave, which is directed by a laser of the corresponding range. There are no such barriers to radio waves.

                Understood thanks hi
              2. Intruder
                Intruder 18 December 2020 03: 13
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                There are no such barriers to radio waves.
                and the square of the distance, for radio waves and any other radiation of the electromagnetic spectrum, has already been canceled in Russian schools and universities;) !?
                1. Mikhail3
                  Mikhail3 18 December 2020 09: 05
                  -1
                  And in American? What do you think? The guys from DARPA went to school, well, there in CalTech, probably, they fumbled around the corners to no avail. They were waiting for you, powerfully educated, to guide you on the true path, yeah.
                  1. Intruder
                    Intruder 18 December 2020 14: 02
                    0
                    in American ...
                    in whichever, if free for the poor at the expense of the budget, it is also "fun", as in Russian, if paid (also in private for Russia), then they normally teach, get the opportunity to study in different, there: Stanfords and MIT ...! My wife's nephew, just like that, got out of school right on the grant and is now studying for free :) and so the family invested in school, but there was no other way out, otherwise there would not be enough money for the university!
                  2. Intruder
                    Intruder 18 December 2020 14: 06
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                    They were waiting for you, powerfully educated, to guide you on the true path, yeah.
                    nope, what my education for such a level can’t pull, so three classes of the parish, one technical VTU, history faculty, and then to the heap of the department of computing and cybernetic systems, in one famous northern town in Siberia, I don’t pull a face, just a little smart " primacy "and only, sir hi
                    1. Mikhail3
                      Mikhail3 18 December 2020 14: 24
                      -1
                      Well done, buy yourself a medal for sure! We are here with people discussing exactly how the Americans COULD get a huge installation into the plane. There seems to be no other way but to make a laser or pseudo-laser emitter. And here you are, with your ingenious knowledge, honors and other goodies. They helped a lot, tears from my eyes, snot from my nose ...
                      1. Intruder
                        Intruder 18 December 2020 14: 55
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                        And here you, with your brilliant knowledge,
                        I don't have them, and I never did, sir, you are confusing something, honestly :) I have "three classes of a parish school" in a small Siberian town ... and I don't even have a red diploma ... and it does not interfere with living ... in this strange world!
                        But, your thoughts: about a "pseudo-laser emitter", it somehow already smells of fenced grass, don't you think !? :)))
                        Well, they shoved it, if it's true, well done what we could and did, but what we didn't shove, it's a fat minus for us, if we talk about our capabilities and theirs!
                      2. Mikhail3
                        Mikhail3 20 December 2020 12: 43
                        -1
                        Daddy, you either take off the cross, or put on your panties. Either it is good to wave school knowledge here, passing it off as revelations from above, or let's start thinking, even at the level of the fifth grade. Do you see the trailer in the photo? Not even a trailer, but a trailer? So, it is needed to energetically provide a classical radio emitter. Generators, batteries and other rubbish.
                        If you take an airplane on which you can cram all this, then this will be Mriya. Do you understand this? Further we go, academician. How did the Americans manage to build all this into a fighter plane without violating the law of conservation of energy and other laws, one of which you read on the wiki? Only by changing the conditions. So we think about the conditions.
                        In general, don't get involved in an adult conversation, it's too early for you, okay?
                      3. Intruder
                        Intruder 21 December 2020 00: 34
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                        Do you see the trailer in the photo? Not even a trailer, but a trailer? So, it is needed to energetically provide a classical radio emitter. Generators, batteries and other rubbish.
                        If you take an airplane on which you can cram all this, then this will be Mriya. Do you understand this? Further we go, academician. How did the Americans manage to build all this into a fighter plane without violating the law of conservation of energy and other laws, one of which you read on the wiki? Only by changing the conditions. So we think about the conditions.
                        Uncle, you haven’t come out of cryosleep yet, from the era of "Soviet microcircuits are the largest in the world", or from the lamp sound and light, everything seems to be the spirit of megawatt gravitational machines based on meson reactors :) !? What a trailer, to a heap with a classic radio emitter, damn it laughed heartily now, even dropped the plug from the right hand, I had a tablet in the second;))) Generators, batteries, well, yes ... write more, that will become more interesting for everyone for entertainment .. .So clung to my education, it’s not boring to disassemble it !? Well, Duc, Mriy did not fly with lasers and masers on board, and magnetrons in the centimeter range, I once tuned more than yours and not only them .., most likely ... taking into account your last opuses ... can you drop the steam already, otherwise the reactor} will swell in the core ":))) friendly (for now) advice!
                      4. Mikhail3
                        Mikhail3 21 December 2020 09: 22
                        -1
                        Young man, well, that's enough) You can't do that)). Let me explain to you why you look the age you are, and why your comments are so illiterate and funny. You quoted one of the laws of physics. Apparently the people around were supposed to fall with their paws up ...
                        Obviously, the people around you are doing just that, feeding your PCS and rejoicing that you are not using nonsense. But ... You see, if within the framework of classical radiophysics devices were made that could burn foreign circuits at a great distance, which are well protected from such an impact, these devices would have been known for a long time and would have been actively used. Are they known? Are used?
                        Therefore, your careless words that the Americans simply "modified something there" and the trailer shrank to hundreds of kilograms (about that much a non-adaptable fighter can lift without serious alterations over the usual equipment) look very childish. You are not an engineer, you never were, and it is doubtful that you will become.
                        For many decades no one has done it, and then suddenly "something was finalized" and that's it)) It doesn't happen, it's impossible, young man. In order to get a result similar to the one stated, it is impossible to modify something. To do this, you need to discover something fundamentally new in radiophysics, or use something old with a fundamentally new method, as no one else has done.
                        So my opponent and I assumed that the Americans made a fundamentally different radio emission generator. Is that clearer now? I don’t know how much easier ... And then you got in with an ingenious quote from the school curriculum. Or from the first year of the institute? I don’t remember, it was a long time ago. Learn better. Unfortunately, modern education will not make you an engineer, its tasks are completely different, but if you read Soviet textbooks and collections of lectures, as well as find a Teacher, you may still have a chance.
                      5. Intruder
                        Intruder 21 December 2020 09: 53
                        0
                        that the Americans made a fundamentally different radio emission generator
                        and presumably on what principles, if you are so enlightened in the field of radiophysics !? Maybe the comrades around you do not know, but you have a sacred secret ???
                        You are not an engineer
                        Proofs will be, or still zvizdezh for several days so accepted on Russian forums, as a common social phenomenon, from an anonymous person who has long been trying to teach others life ...!? :) But my old work book shows a page where it is written in in pure Russian: "electronic engineer ..." Fail, you got out, and now I hold it in one hand, I watch and read your last comment with a smile! Write more, maybe you really know more about me than myself, we'll see ... Hats off hi
                      6. Mikhail3
                        Mikhail3 21 December 2020 10: 05
                        -1
                        Electronic engineer ... Not understanding what I'm saying. Well, there are some. Good luck young man. You and your work book.
                        And by the way. Since you are an "electronic engineer", tell us that this can be modified in existing sources so that they, with a weight of 100-200 kg and without an additional source of power of a noticeable magnitude (you cannot put a powerful additional generator on the plane, there is nowhere there is nothing to power, the atoms will fall) could burn enemy microcircuits.
                        I am sure the Nobel Committee will announce you out of competition as a laureate today. Please, please!
                      7. Intruder
                        Intruder 21 December 2020 10: 14
                        0
                        You can see from you that you only saw radio physics on TV, and about the difference between the radiated power (especially the impulse) and the power consumption by the transmitter, in the same steppe, .. plus overhead containers with generators from American companies, in model lines from and to 600 kw, in serial production for a long time, much more than anyone else on this planet, and yes, there are still promising versions for the 5th generation of fighters and strike aircraft .. (I hope you know how to use Google and studied English within the school curriculum !? , that is, there are some doubts that you will be able to create a search query correctly, sorry), of different power, precisely to ensure additional energy consumption in flight from the tactical aviation avionics.
                      8. Mikhail3
                        Mikhail3 21 December 2020 10: 19
                        -1
                        So what? 600kW, to put it mildly, is not enough to burn even an RTC circuit, if it is minimally protected, without applying a pulse to it through the wires or through the case. Also, 1200 kW will not be enough, and much more power, too, emitted through a conventional radio antenna.
                        Google is absolutely not enough to be an adult. Information is not knowledge. Suddenly. Knowledge is something fundamentally different. Don't bother your phone, learn ...
                      9. Intruder
                        Intruder 21 December 2020 13: 16
                        0
                        dear, I already wrote to you yesterday, a comment below, that you should not give advice on what to do and how to live to strangers, it’s not destiny to see read on !? Trolling should be more subtle and reasoned a little, but 1200 kW, damn it, the USE does not rest, or what is worse, where do you take such numbers from the ceiling ...!?;)
          3. Intruder
            Intruder 21 December 2020 00: 37
            0
            In general, don't get involved in an adult conversation, it's too early for you, okay?
            maybe already finish giving advice to strangers and they thankfully won't tell you personally where to go after these advice, okay;) !?
  • Intruder
    Intruder 18 December 2020 03: 10
    0
    Duc, for "thirty minutes to anywhere in the world ... missiles fly .." as in one song it was sung (Red Mold, if memory serves), back in the late 80s, more precisely planning warheads, and what's wrong with that Become a phaser maser !? The point is in this wunderwaffle ... if it will be taken apart after the first use on the target ???
  • halpat
    halpat 16 December 2020 11: 43
    +10
    augmented reality helmets of various modifications have been used in Ukraine for a long time. The effect is incredible, although only the most ... supplemented ones call it positive, but this is already production costs, as they say.

    wink
  • OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik 16 December 2020 11: 04
    +10
    Microwave weapons, by definition, cannot have a long range, up to ten kilometers. Accordingly, the use is useless against enemy aircraft, but against B-B missiles it is more than real. Accordingly, it can be a self-defense weapon.
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    2. Vita vko
      Vita vko 16 December 2020 11: 17
      +5
      Quote: OgnennyiKotik
      Microwave weapons, by definition, cannot have long range.

      The article most likely does not provide the exact terminology. Laser systems for countering guidance systems have been developed and have been in operation for a long time. In fact, the range of quantum generators belongs to the microwave. Therefore, the speech in the article most likely refers to electromagnetic weapons based on vircators. And their range of destruction of electronics and communication systems is much greater.
    3. Alex777
      Alex777 16 December 2020 11: 59
      +1
      I heard out of my ears that the protection of the pilot from such a weapon had not yet been invented. request
      What are these weapons planning for drones.
    4. WIKI
      WIKI 16 December 2020 13: 16
      +2
      Quote: OgnennyiKotik
      Microwave weapons, by definition, cannot have a long range, up to ten kilometers.

      "The cruise missile AGM-86 with a flight range of about 1100 km (700 miles) was chosen as the carrier of the microwave oven. The installed powerful pulsed electromagnetic emitter is capable of directed action on objects when flying past them, completely disabling all electronics. One missile can issue up to one hundred electromagnetic "volleys". " https://topwar.ru/158164-vvs-ssha-poluchili-na-vooruzhenie-jelektromagnitnye-krylatye-rakety.html
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 16 December 2020 13: 19
        0
        Here I am about the fact that it is not yet installed directly on the fighter. hi
  • NDR-791
    NDR-791 16 December 2020 11: 09
    -2
    the Japanese military ordered the American company Lockheed Martin to develop the latest FX fighter, the arsenal of which will include, among other things, microwave weapons
    Strange they have there in NATA cooperation ??? What would Americans do on someone's order? Rather for yourself, the rest of the sale and only sale.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 16 December 2020 11: 12
      0
      Japan is not included in "Natu" hi
      , but very much hopes for her support ..
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 16 December 2020 11: 21
        +3
        Japan is not included in "Natu"
        It still walks under them. And based on their technique. Is it really included or not, these are no longer essential details
        1. Doccor18
          Doccor18 16 December 2020 11: 26
          +1
          Japan is not included in "Natu"
          It still walks under them ..

          Straight Japanese hokku good
          1. Quadro
            Quadro 16 December 2020 11: 31
            0
            Quote: Doccor18
            Japan is not included in "Natu"
            It still walks under them ..

            Straight Japanese hokku good

            Hokku has no rhyme, at least in translations.
            1. Doccor18
              Doccor18 16 December 2020 11: 58
              0
              But there is a basic principle: minimum words, maximum meaning.
  • Alien From
    Alien From 16 December 2020 11: 14
    -2
    These guys don't stand still.
    1. Kart
      Kart 16 December 2020 11: 25
      -1
      Oh yeah.
      Cartoons draw and promise to envy ours.
      Ours, in general, even ready-made systems do not advertise very much. And what they advertise - there and then a horde of domestic vsepalschikov with songs about lies.
      And then what beauty - the most advanced in the world.
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 16 December 2020 11: 37
        -2
        Quote: Carte
        Ours, in general, even ready-made systems do not advertise very much. And what they advertise - there and then a horde of domestic vsepalschikov with songs about lies.

        You will explain where to clap and where to rejoice. Something about “off the shelf systems” and “system readiness”. Try to carve out 2 minutes 55 seconds of time:

        Now answer, "everything is gone" or "everything is found," and how many years to wait for the promised?
        1. Ren
          Ren 16 December 2020 12: 29
          +2
          Quote: ROSS 42
          Now answer, "everything is gone" or "everything is found," and how many years to wait for the promised?

          Excuse me, but where did you see the defense equipment produced / developed over the past 10 years on the axis from the soft ones?
          Our axes on open Unix-like platforms are complete, including complete kits for both home use and schoolchildren / students / civil servants?
          You are not aware that for government agencies and enterprises financed from the budgets of the Russian Federation of various levels to supply software that is not included in the unified register of Russian programs for electronic computers and databases is FORBIDDEN AT THE LEGAL LEVEL.
          It is allowed to supply software that is not included in the unified register of Russian programs for electronic computers and databases only upon agreement and justification and only in exceptional cases (and only certified by FSTEC for NDV).
          I have all home computers / laptops (including for schoolchildren) not based on the axis from the soft ones.
          1. Intruder
            Intruder 18 December 2020 03: 20
            0
            Federations of various levels to supply software that is not included in the unified register of Russian programs for electronic computers and databases IS PROHIBITED AT THE LEGAL LEVEL.
            that's why teachers use Windows on their office computers, there are also pirates of all sorts of attachments, my sister just works at school, I haven't seen open source software and Linux in their workplaces, only XP and 7, that's all .. (I myself use Linux-based distributions and OS X and not only at home ... for many years, so I can imagine the scope of this ban at the legislative level).
        2. standan
          standan 16 December 2020 15: 52
          0
          Except Gee-Gee-Gee, nothing else comes to mind that there is not enough other software or the pirate one is over?
  • Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 16 December 2020 11: 15
    0
    It should be noted that in certain areas, microwave weapons, even in the best case, have limited potential. For example, in combat aviation such systems can only be used as a means of protection. The use of a microwave gun as shock weapons imposes the most serious limitations. So, there is a need for special shielding of the cockpit and instrument compartments, which increases the mass of the aircraft. In addition, the effectiveness of an electromagnetic weapon is inversely proportional to the distance, and this either limits the range of "shooting" or reduces the impact on the target. Thus, microwave weapons cannot show decisive advantages over existing weapons. At least not at the moment.

    From the point of view of the introduction and practical application of super-high-frequency weapons similar to some other systems, built on the basis of new physical principles. It allows you to solve certain tasks, including those inaccessible to other classes of weapons. At the same time, microwave weapons are not a universal means for achieving any goals. In certain areas, its effectiveness is much lower than desired, but in other areas it may be useless.
    (Ryabov Kirill.VO dated October 7, 2018) wink
  • rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 December 2020 11: 24
    0
    developing microwave blasters for their air force
    The idea is that they were pushed to this by American diplomats, who were "irradiated" in different countries by the Russians precisely (according to them) with "microwave weapons" and who suffered greatly from this. So they decided to create not something, but "microwave blasters".
  • APASUS
    APASUS 16 December 2020 11: 32
    0
    As I understand it, this American weapon is a priori humane? It does not fall under the conventions and treaties, etc.
  • Guru
    Guru 16 December 2020 11: 32
    +1
    US Scientists Develop Microwave blasters for their Air Force.

    Nice title and who is the author winked
    It is reported by the British newspaper The Times
    Wow, Correspondents from one country talk about secret developments in another. laughing Very interesting.
    New weapons are able to operate without noise and fire
    Well, what about Star Wars.
    Now, seriously. In essence, the usual work of electronic warfare, which already exists, is described. It is not a problem to create an impulse, the problem is where to get so much energy. The most powerful impulse is given by an atomic explosion, and this is a big problem that has been dealt with for a long time by all and sundry. In the last decade, wave concentrators have been actively developed, for example, Guns to combat UAVs, but no outstanding success has yet been observed. So this is another article on the topic: Blablablabla-blasters.
    1. eklmn
      eklmn 16 December 2020 19: 59
      0
      "... the problem is where to get so much energy."
      Rolls-Royce is developing an engine with an integrated 1mgv generator for microwave and laser for its new Tempest aircraft (England). The same powerful generator for the same purposes will be in the Japanese new F-3 aircraft.
  • Tagan
    Tagan 16 December 2020 12: 17
    +2
    Quote: ROSS 42
    Quote: Carte
    Ours, in general, even ready-made systems do not advertise very much. And what they advertise - there and then a horde of domestic vsepalschikov with songs about lies.

    You will explain where to clap and where to rejoice. Something about “off the shelf systems” and “system readiness”. Try to carve out 2 minutes 55 seconds of time:

    Now answer, "everything is gone" or "everything is found," and how many years to wait for the promised?

    Karaulov forged into an IT-schnick? When managed? Bravo-bravo!)))
  • Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 16 December 2020 12: 46
    -1
    The combination of "microwave laser" for "burning electronics" and a helmet with "augmented reality" sounds especially good. It's just that the confidence appears that mattresses make weapons against their planes. laughing
  • Ros 56
    Ros 56 16 December 2020 12: 49
    -2
    Can you reheat food? laughing
  • iouris
    iouris 16 December 2020 13: 38
    0
    Roasting pilots in the air is something special!
  • VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK
    VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK 16 December 2020 13: 59
    -3
    While the scientists in the USA are developing something, in Russia it has been there for many years! The latest US developments are 20-30 years behind the Russians!
  • Svetlana
    Svetlana 16 December 2020 15: 28
    0
    With comparable efficiencies of radiation generators, the angle of divergence of the electromagnetic beam (electromagnetic wavelength) / (the diameter of the aperture of the active phased antenna array) in the microwave range is greater than in the optical range. optical laser. There is no particular place to place the microwave AFAR aperture on an aircraft - except under the radio-transparent nose cone. But the AFAR of the airborne radar is already located there. You can place the AFAR of the millimeter or centimeter range on the inclined planes of the tail of stealth fighters, but then the AFAR beam will be directed not in the most successful lateral direction. It is preferable to place active elements of microwave HEADLIGHTS on the bottom of the aircraft and on the lower plane of the wing. In this case, for an attack, the fighter must be higher than the enemy aircraft. When attacking by a flock of fighters, microwave beams can be directed in phase from several aircraft to one target. In the case of the action of several in-phase beams on one target, the range of the damaging action will increase.
  • eklmn
    eklmn 16 December 2020 19: 27
    +1
    For the curious ...
    I wanted to read the article in English. magazine The Times (i.e. the original), and it didn't work out - you need to subscribe, i.e. spend $$$. Partially the magazine gave only this to read -
    “As the secret plans of the Pentagon have shown, a microwave 'beam cannon' capable of melting enemy radars and sensors is being studied by the US military to see if it can be used on fighters. The program is still under investigation, but confirmation of its existence shows that military leaders are looking for more exotic ways to overcome enemy defenses. In recent years, B-52 bombers have performed test flights in which cruise missiles equipped with powerful microwave "warheads" with a range of 700 miles (700 miles is the range of the missile, not the beam) successfully "roasted" electronic targets on the ground. Work is in progress with DARPA. ”
    In addition, the same edition wrote a month earlier:
    “November 2020
    According to a report published in Beijing, the Chinese military used microwave weapons to force Indian troops to retreat during months of border confrontation in the Himalayas. His forces turned two strategic peaks occupied by Indian soldiers "into a microwave oven," forcing them to retreat and allowing them to retreat without exchanging conventional fire, according to Jin Kanrong, professor of international relations at Beijing Renmin University. "
    Americans consider "Havana Syndrome" (a sudden illness of their diplomats in Cuba and Moscow) as a human test of the microwave.
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 18 December 2020 03: 27
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      As revealed by the Pentagon's classified plans
      does not bother anything !? If the data is classified in the wilderness, then how did they end up on the table for all American "denominals" !?
      Well, about these microwaves in the Himalayas, this is already an area of ​​modern mythology, for Chinese taxpayers, as well as flights of one inconspicuous rocket at Mach 20 with a nuclear direct-flow, in plasma around the planet, for other citizens of one country ...;)
  • Alex Nevs
    Alex Nevs 17 December 2020 18: 36
    0
    Another missile defense (like sawing denyuzhek).