Re: Anti Zeppelin systems

From: John Clark (
Date: Wed Jul 26 2000 - 22:23:47 MDT

Michael S. Lorrey <> Wrote:

> As I recall, the intercepts would occur over northern Canada

The short range Sprint wouldn't unless there are cities in northern Canada,
a warhead would enter the atmosphere very close to its target.

>Beyond that, radar systems can be set up to 'blink' to avoid the 'glare',

A plasma cloud does not dissipate in a blink, it would hang around for hours
and you'd be blind as a bat.

> and most military systems are set up to be well shielded against EMP already.

I doubt it, it's hellishly difficult and as electronics gets smaller they become even
more sensitive. The best method of hardening your system against EMP is to go
back to vacuum tubes, but that causes other problems.

                           John K Clark

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