MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian defense industry is developing powerful EMP weaponry capable of destroying enemy electronics in potential non-nuclear confrontations, Vladimir Mikheev, an adviser to the first deputy general director of Russia’s Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) said.
“A very serious theoretical evaluation and practical work on laboratory models and at specialized ranges has been conducted, during which the range of electronic warfare weapons and the degree of their impact on electronic devices has been determined,”
Mikheev told Sputnik in an interview.
“Today, we can only say that all these developments have been transferred into the plane of concrete experimental design work to create electromagnetic weapons: artillery shells, bombs, missiles carrying a special explosive magnetic generator, which…creates a so-called microwave electromagnetic pulse putting all the enemy’s equipment out of action at a certain distance,”
According to Mikheev, such developments are conducted by all leading world powers, in particular, by the United States and China.
Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies is a holding company specializing in electronic warfare and IFF systems, aircraft instruments and avionics as well as measuring devices for various applications, according to the company’s website.