Forces protecting the U.S. are leading the charge for high-power microwave (HPM) weapons, but unclassified details are scarce. A system weighing 5,000 lb. and occupying 5 sq. meters (54 sq. ft.) of space, and capable of performing target identification, is “low-risk” says Lt. Gen. William Etter, commander of the 1st Air Force and North American Air Defense Command (Norad). “We’d like to do that yesterday.” Air Combat Command vice commander Maj. Gen. Jerry Harris ...

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