Boeing Successfully Tests Electronics-Frying, Microwave Missile : The Two-Way : NPR:
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Above is an NPR article that discusses the recent test of a type of directed energy weapon that figures prominently in the military science fiction novel that I'm currently shopping around. It's a missile warhead that destroys electronics equipment within a specified cone using an electromagnetic pulse. It's a concept that's been around for a while now in military affairs circles, but now it's close to becoming a reality, with a successful demonstration by Boeing at a Utah Air Force facility, as explained in this video.