The Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)
ARMY NUCLEAR AGENCY FORT BELVOIR VA FORT BELVOIR
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One tends to think of the effects of a nuclear detonation in terms of blast, thermal radiation, and nuclear radiation. However, the one effect which may be most critical to the Army in the field is the Electromagnetic Pulse EMP. This paper provides a survey of the EMP situation which includes defining what the phenomenon is, why it occurs, how it can damage Army equipment, and what can be done to overcome the threat.