Pentagon Evaluates Microwave Beam Gun | World – The Instances
A microwave beam cannon that can melt enemy radars and sensors is being investigated by the American military to see if it can be used on fighter jets, classified Pentagon plans have shown.
The program is still in the research phase, but confirmation of its existence shows that military chiefs are pursuing more exotic avenues to take down enemy defenses.
In recent years, B-52 bombers have conducted test flights in which cruise missiles equipped with powerful microwave warheads with a range of 700 miles have successfully “fried” electronic targets on the ground.
Now the Pentagon’s main research agency, Darpa, is involved in a program to equip fighter jets with microwave weapons. “There is an active study on electronic warfare for combat aircraft, but that work is about taking