actually according to recent reports by the emp commision to congress the us military equipment is actually severely lacking in emp shielding in the cold war we were much more shieldedThe government and military have been hardening against EMPs for decades. I see it unlikely that an EMP nuke would be used in a limited engagement as it would immediately escalate the engagement to a full out nuclear war.
another thing i find worrying is russia by mid to end of next year will ahve compleated enough bunkers for the entire population of moscowChina seems quite preoccupied lately with all things aircraft carrier. Like the missile FarmerJohn mentioned, and this new EMP weapon, along with the construction of their own carriers, looks like China might be planning something.
andalot of our ships were made in the cold war alot of the gear the other branches use are not harded or not to the same degree that they used to beServed on them, they ARE Hardened! More probable would be to perfect it and get it a port and take out a city or just good pirating tools!
That's because our carriers are the most dominant part of our military.China seems quite preoccupied lately with all things aircraft carrier. Like the missile FarmerJohn mentioned, and this new EMP weapon, along with the construction of their own carriers, looks like China might be planning something.
i canIs that just your opinion or can you cite a source?
The end of the Cold War relaxed the discipline for achieving EMP survivability within the Department of Defense, and gave rise to the perception that an erosion of EMP survivability of military forces was an acceptable risk. EMP simulation and test facilities have been mothballed or dismantled, and research concerning EMP phenomena, hardening design, testing, and maintenance has been substantially decreased. However, the emerging threat environment, characterized by a wide spectrum of actors that include near-peers, established nuclear powers, rogue nations, sub-national groups, and terrorist organizations that either now have access to nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles or may have such access over the next 15 years have combined to place the risk of EMP attack and adverse consequences on the US to a level that is not acceptable.
its very inclusive and looks at pretty much every aspect of the infrastructure and how an emp would effect it with a great list of tables at the endThe situation for general-purpose forces (GPF) is more complex. The success of these forces depends on the application of a superior force at times and places of our choosing. We accomplish this by using a relatively small force with enormous technological advantages due to superior information flow, advanced warfighting capabilities, and well-orchestrated joint combat operations. Our increasing dependence on advanced electronics systems results in the potential for an increased EMP vulnerability of our technologically advanced forces, and if unaddressed makes EMP employment by an adversary an attractive asymmetric option.
it seems to be unpractical our carriers most being older are up to the cold war paranoia standards and what electronics would they salvage if they fry them all a boats a boat its the hardware that makes it tick that makes our stuff a cut above the restPerhaps they would try to salvage the carrier.
i was saying that just not in so many words:thumb:All major ships are hardened smaller stuff is not and they dropped hardening on all land stuff in all branches.