Aircraft Electromagnetic Interference Could Accidentally Fire a Missile Reply

Published on Feb 24, 2015

Catalyst: Aircraft Electromagnetic Interference – In extreme cases, bombs and other weapons could be unintentionally discharged due to electromagnetic interference.

Military aircraft are increasingly exposed to electromagnetic interference, whether the source is natural, like lightning strikes, or human produced, like radars. In a worst-case scenario this could result in weapons being unintentionally released. Dr Graham Phillips investigates the tests conducted to help determine the susceptibility of military aircraft to AEI.

Catalyst, ABC Australia

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