08 Oct '17, 2am

Korea close to developing 'blackout bomb' #Korea #Military #Bomb #BlackoutBomb #NK

Korea close to developing 'blackout bomb' #Korea #Military #Bomb #BlackoutBomb #NK

South Korea has secured technologies to build a non-lethal graphite bomb which can paralyze the North's power systems in case of war, military sources said Sunday. The so-called "blackout bomb" works by spreading chemically treated carbon graphite filaments over electric facilities to short-circuit and disrupt the power grid. Agency for Defense Development (Yonhap) The weapon has been developed by the Agency for Defense Development as key part of South Korea's pre-emptive strike program called Kill Chain. "All technologies for the development of a graphite bomb led by the ADD have been secured. It is in the stage where we can build the bombs anytime," a military official said. The defense ministry had requested next year's budget include 500 million won ($436,000) for the project but the finance ministry did not accept it, he added. The bomb is often referred to as a "soft...

Full article: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20171008000110

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