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The U.S. Air Force's top commander has confirmed the service's development of a technologically diverse arsenal of nonkinetic devices that, without relying on explosives or impact, can produce destructive weapons effects on virtually any enemy system that relies on electronics.
High in this emerging array are new radars that can be used as weapons. They are fulfilling the U.S. Air Force's desire for offensive tools that can find enemy threats, accurately identify them and immediately strike.
Also among these 21st century foils--some in operational use, others in test or development--are high-power microwave devices for damaging or confusing enemy electronics; for example, those in surface-to-air missiles. There are also systems for the invasion of communication networks--such as integrated air defense systems--with which U.S. operators can take control, or passively gather intelligence. Other weapons exist for computer network attack (operated by the Air Intelligence Agency) and reactive electronic attack that is being prepared for the B-52's standoff jamming capability and will later migrate to smaller tactical aircraft and UAVs.
Non Kinetic Weapons
Make you wonder what they have planned for the STOVL JSF and its fan bay???
Originally posted by WestPoint23
Treaties only stop you if anyone actually knows and can prove what you have up there. You think NASA only launches weather satellites?