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The SPND EMP-ire strikes back

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04 Aug, 2016

Anyone with a passing interest in science fiction has probably heard of an electromagnetic pulse (پالس الکترومغناطیسی), or EMP. The US, Russia and China have experimented with EMP technology before, and the North Koreans might be having a go as well. Indeed EMPs pop up all over the place, including in The Matrix, Battlestar Galactica, Ocean’s Eleven and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

This got Redline thinking, has Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s (محسن فخریزاده) Xbox 360 addiction pushed him to develop this most fashionable of weapons. Now, as the most avid of Redline fans out there will be aware, SPND has a thing for the idea of making things melt or fizzle in a really cool, War of the Worlds-style way The Divine Unit and the Death Ray. To us this doesn’t put EMP research beyond the realms of speculation.

In March a claim emerged that a secret Iranian military handbook contained details that Iran was planning a nuclear EMP attack against the American national grid. The…