Accession Number : ADA304644

Title :   Trends of Microwave Weapon Development.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Zhihao, Zhu

PDF Url : ADA304644

Report Date : 04 JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Microwave weapons, which depend on electric power and are based on electromagnetic pulse technology, will replace weapon systems that depend on chemical energy. It is estimated that by the twenty-first century, the many directed-energy weapons that will appear, including microwave weapons, will have a profound effect on warfare. Thus, microwave weapon technology should be given sufficient emphasis. This article describes the importance of microwave weapon development, gives a general description of microwave weapons and development trends, and gives some conclusions and suggestions concerning microwave weapons. This article particularly emphasizes the unique role of microwave weapons in countering stealth technology.

Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, *DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS, *RADIATION WEAPONS, WEAPONS, WARFARE, ELECTROOPTICS, ENERGY, MICROWAVES, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, PATTERNS, ELECTRIC POWER, ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES.

Subject Categories : Directed Energy Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE