Russia hopes to develop electromagnetic missiles (Image: GETTY)
Kremlin-backed scientists at futuristic arms firm Techmash are carrying out studies on projectiles for multiple launch rocket systems that will hit targets with electromagnetic pulses. The proposed high-tech weapons sound like they belong in the secret bunker of a James Bond villain. Electronic warfare is a major element of Moscow’s military organisation and Vladimir Putin's defence chiefs said its efficiency had been highlighted in Russian operations in Syria.
But unlike earlier generations of electronic warfare systems, these powerful new weapons would be designed not just to suppress, jam or create a false electronic environment but also hit an enemy target, “burning” missile homing heads, means of communication, satellite navigation and operation.
Techmash Deputy Director General Alexander