N.K. nuke test furthers EMP bomb

Pyongyang reports ‘EMP might’ of nuclear arms

North Korea for the first time this week revealed plans for using its nuclear arms for space-based electronics-disrupting EMP attacks, in addition to direct warhead ground blasts.

The official communist party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, published a report Monday on “the EMP might of nuclear weapons,” outlining an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack produced by detonating a nuclear warhead in space.

“In general, the strong electromagnetic pulse generated from nuclear bomb explosions between 30 kilometers and 100 kilometers [18.6 miles and 62 miles] above the ground can severely impair electronic devices, electric machines, and electromagnetic grids, or destroy electric cables and safety devices,” said the article authored by Kim Songwon, dean of Kim Chaek University of Technology in Pyongyang.

Via Washington Free Beacon

Featured Image: Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site is North Korea’s only known nuclear test site and is located in Kilju County, North Hamgyong Province. Based on currently known satellite imagery, Its exact location is 41°16’47.87″N, 129° 5’10.51″E. The site is where the 2006, 2009, 2013 and 2016 North Korean nuclear tests took place.” — Wikipedia.org (Screencapture via DigitalGlobe)