China’s ‘killer microwave’ drone to blast planes, fry warships and paralyse tanksPosted: February 14, 2017
CHINA has revealed a new ray-gun weapon which can paralyse entire tank divisions, make fighter planes fall from the sky and fry fleets of warships without even firing a shot.
CHINA: Scientists have developed a ‘microwave’ cannon to fry enemy electronics
War between the US and China is brewing as the Pacific superpower’s military chiefs have already declared that open conflict with new US President Donald Trump is a “reality”.
But now their deadliest weapon yet has been revealed – an electronic device designed for use on a drone which can totally disable the systems of tanks, warships and warplanes.
American modern warfare specialist Peter Warren Singer told Daily Star Online about the terrifying new device.
Top Chinese scientists have been working on it for more than six-years and their device recently won China’s National Science and Technology Progress Award.
The weapon was unveiled by Huang Wenhua and the team at the Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology in Xi’an.
The ray gun is small enough to be strapped to a missile or drone and could be a game-changing weapon in modern warfare.
Microwave weapons blast electronic systems and shut them down with devastating consequences.
The device has been hailed as the “new chapter” in Chinese electronic warfare as it is “small enough to be convenient, but powerful enough to totally down enemy electronics”, Singer said.
“Microwave weapons open up new possibilities, both for the defence and the offence, he told Daily Star Online.
“You could paralyse targeted tanks or planes, but, in turn, incoming drones or missiles might be taken out.”
Singer said the weapons can only impact “machines directly” but added “it wouldn’t be fun to be flying a plane to have its electronics taken out”.
He said there are “many possibilities” for deployment but that “missiles and drones” are the most likely vehicles for the microwave cannon.
Singer added: “China are a clear global power and have made massive investments in science and technology. Indeed, they are on their way to displacing Russia in global arms trade.”
Threat of open war between China and the US is rising as experts warned if “trade stops, war starts” and Trump continues to talk up cutting ties with Beijing.
Singer said: “War was a risk before Trump’s election and even more of a risk if he keeps injecting so much chaos into the global system.
“Both his advsior Bannon and, in turn, Chinese generals have spoken of it – I’m not a fan obviously.”
Daily Star Online revealed the looming conflict flashpoint in the South China Sea which is just one “miscalculation” away from sparking World War 3.
Source: Daily Star “China’s ‘killer microwave’ drone to blast planes, fry warships and paralyse tanks”
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