TEHRAN, Iran — Iran claimed Saturday it has successfully test-fired an upgraded version of a short-range ballistic missile with improved accuracy, increasing the Islamic Republic’s capability to strike both land and naval targets.
Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said the solid-fueled Fateh-110 has a range of 300 kilometers (185 miles). He claimed the weapon could strike with pin-point precision, making it the most accurate weapon of its kind in Iran’s arsenal.
Originally posted by MDDoxs
The typical means utilized to produce EMP are nuclear blasts, are you claiming Iran has nuclear weapons as well? Or some kind of EMP generating device that does not require a nuclear blast?
Originally posted by BlackProjects
reply to post by MDDoxs
Yes, this is a EMP weopon
"EPFCG stands for “explosively pumped flux compression generator” which is a device used to generate a high-power electromagnetic pulse by compressing magnetic flux using high explosive."
The map shows what the theorized area would be in the US. One thing though I would think it would have to be activated at some height. Obviously the missle tested can't reach us here. But the article implies it can be carried by a person. Or the missle launched from an ally- say Venezulea or Cuba..
Israel’s dilemma is focused singly on the use of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) without informing the U.S. Regardless of the consequences, the U.S. would have no choice but to support Israel. The stakes are simply too high to ignore this time. However, trust deficit and loss of U.S. credibility compels Israel not to depend on others to protect the Jewish people.
Originally posted by Syyth007
You can test all the over-sized firecrackers you want - Developed nations have had the capability of complete planet-wide destruction in mere moments for decades now - How can you intimidate someone who has the capability of ending existence in the blink of an eye?edit on 8-8-2012 by Syyth007 because: (no reason given)