Electronic Warfare Podcast 19: Finger on the Pulse

The electromagnetic pulse accompanying a nuclear explosion has potentially devastating effects on unprotected electronic and electrical equipment.

The dangers of the electromagnetic pulse are back on the agenda, fortunately, technology is helping to mitigate this threat.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February and the accompanying nuclear sabre-rattling of her president Vladimir Putin is refocusing attention on the Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP). The EMP is a potentially devastating surge of electricity accompanying a nuclear explosion. It can wreck unshielded electronics and electrical systems. Meanwhile, the nuclear ambitions of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran also bring the EMP threat into stark relief.

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In our latest Armada International Electronic Warfare Podcast we discuss the EMP, how it is generated and steps that can be taken to reduce its effects. Our guests are electromagnetic pulse experts Davidson Scott of Emag Associates and Brad Face of The Face Companies.

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by Dr. Thomas Withington