Julian Wordsmith writes: Remember the chase sequence in the movie Matrix where the Zionians are saved by the Sentinels with the help of the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) blast? Well the same technology is more real than you might think. A host of companies including Boeing are already in the process of developing Electromagnetic pulse weaponry. The idea is to have these weapons powerful and compact enough to fit on aircraft's and use them to short circuit the entire enemy weapon systems. Imagine how easy it would be for fighter planes to fly into enemy territory whose radar system would have been fried with an initial EMP blast.
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