The United States electrical grid is in danger of a catastrophic collapse. Experts say that if terrorists hit “the foundation stone” of the grid, America as we know it today, would no longer exist.
Extra high-voltage (EHV) transformers are used to conduct electricity over long distances, but they are costly and can take years to build. A 2013 attack on the transformers at an electrical substation in California resulted in $15 million worth of damage; but more important, the attack nearly shut down the entire Silicon Valley.
Check out the video with two prominent experts in the field.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will host an event on October 29, 2015 from 2:00-4:30 pm ET at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on "Space Weather: Understanding Potential Impacts and Building Resilience." The event will feature speakers from the Federal Government, industry, academia, and Congress and announcements about new Administration efforts related to space weather. InfraGard EMP SIG in attendance.
Whether they're crashing into the bleachers or simply hovering above stadiums to get a cool picture of the action down below, drones have become semi-regular guests at the ballparks these days.
That has put the federal government, local police forces and security think tanks on alert, trying to catch up to the technology and figure out how to prevent the hard-to-stop devices from doing major damage.
Russia’s Rostec Corporation is to unveil a super-high frequency weapon capable of taking down all kinds of drones, missiles and other high precision weapons. The presentation will be made at the Army-2015 military expo.
The Mosow Radio Engineering Institute has developed a super-high frequency (SHF) ‘cannon’. It’s designed to knock out aircraft, drones, guided missiles and any airborne high precision weapons using electronics.
The cannon creates an air-exclusion zone within a reported radius of over 10 kilometers around the defended object or installation, though the system’s exact characteristics are classified.