High Power Electromagnetics

High Power Microwaves offer the warfighter innovative technologies that enable a variety of low collateral damage military applications that will allow the warfighter to achieve counter electronic effects, counter improvised explosive devices and counter weapons of mass destruction.

In the not-too-distant future, focused beams of microwave energy will be used defensively to protect planes and ships against incoming missiles, and offensively to attack militarily important electronic targets. These beams will emanate from sophisticated compact devices that convert a modest quantity of stored electrical energy into high-power bursts that have the capacity to penetrate structures and disrupt delicate electronic devices that reside within. This vision of modern directed energy warfare is enabled by revolutionary HPEM advances made in the recent past and by additional anticipated advances.