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China develops 'Star Wars'-style deflector plasma shield to defend drones


Chinese scientists have allegedly developed an energy shield to protect some of its military assets, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports. Utilizing a special kind of plasma, the energy shield is designed to resist potentially harmful microwaves from damaging delicate electronics. If the claims of its existence are true, the new shield is a significant leap in directed energy technology, especially in the ongoing aerial-to-anti-aerial arms race.

Shields up!

High-powered electromagnetic radiation (EM), like microwaves, can compromise modern technology, including military chips fortified with special circuits, even at close range. These powerful waves can cause electrical interference in the chip and significantly increase its internal temperature. For this reason, sensitive electronics must be shielded and protected as much as possible.