Silencing the Bomb Path

Alpo, Paul V.
June 2009
Armada International;Jun/Jul2009, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p50
The article examines several electronic countermeasures to roadside bombs. The U.S. Task Force Observe, Detect, Identify and Neutralise (Odin) employ the General Atomics Lynx sar radar on the Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in its air surveillance. It is noted that vehicle-mounted reactive jammers or spot jammers consume less power. A High Power Microwave system (HPM), that induces peak voltages in the electronic detonation devices to damage the bomb, is being utilized by the German armed forces.


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