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“E-bomb” may see first combat use in Iraq

Weapons designed to attack electronic systems and not people could see their first combat use in any military attack on Iraq.

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High Power Microwave (HPM) devices are designed to destroy electronic equipment in command, control, communications and computer targets and are available to the US military. They produce an electromagnetic field of such intensity that their effect can be far more devastating than a lighting strike.