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South Korea has developed a type of graphite bomb aimed at paralysing North Korea’s power grid should Kim Jong-un provoke nuclear war. The Yonhap news agency in Seoul reports that the “blackout bomb” short-circuits electricity grids by spreading chemically treated carbon graphite filaments.
The type of bomb was first used against Iraq in the first Gulf War, and then by Nato against Serbia in 1999, where it knocked out between 75 and 80 per cent of power.
According to reports, the weapons have been developed by South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development as part of the Kill Chain pre-emptive strike program.
originally posted by: lordcomac
a reply to: dianajune
That's a really clever way to cause blackouts- but it isn't really all that effective against a country that barely has any power grid at all.
originally posted by: Justso
the logic defies me why they chose to advertise it; especially if they really would not use it for fear of "whatever" retaliations they might incur.