Can an electro-magnetic pulse disable an ICBM?
- STEVEN FLv 74 weeks ago
In theory, it can disable the guidance system. It can't stop the BALLISTIC path of a missile in flight.
- ZirpLv 74 weeks ago
depends on distance and "yield" of the explosion that causes the pulse
- LeoLv 74 weeks ago
I'm sure they are shielded to make them as resistant as possible.
- DesolateLv 64 weeks ago
EMP disables electronics, but it is relatively easy to shield them from it.
As far as propulsion and detonation, those systems are not electronic, and that's where your teeth are.
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- StanLv 54 weeks ago
Possibly. Would have to be pretty powerful. The damage occurs from the magnetic field interacting with a coil and inducing a current. If the current is strong enough to make the wires in the coil fuse or lose their insulation the coil then fails rendering whatever device it is in to stop working. Coils are found in nearly everything that runs on electricity especially electronic devices. Cars would certainly be affected as well as the entire electrical grid, if the pulse is strong enough.
- RayalLv 74 weeks ago
Most weapons and electronics of the military variety are heavily shielded from EMP.
Your stuff will most likely get fried.
- atheistLv 54 weeks ago
I seriously doubt it. It is probably shielded by some form of a faraday cage.
- marsel_duchampLv 74 weeks ago
Depends on where it is in its trajectory. Plus they are probably hardened against things like that.