South Korea is in the midst of developing a bomb that can target electrical grids to essentially render an area’s electronics utterly useless.
Known as “blackout bombs,” these devices are designed to be dropped by a plane onto key power stations. Upon impact, they release carbon graphite filaments capable of short-circuiting and disrupting any nearby hardware that relies on electricity.
Blackout bombs were first used by the U.S. Navy in 1991 during the Gulf War and then by NATO against Serbia in 1999. Now, Seoul’s Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has plans to use these bombs against North Korea’s own power systems.
The bombs would be used as part of South Korea’s “Kill Chain” plan, in which the nation would preemptively launch missiles at North Korea if it detected the country was preparing to fire their own.
“All technologies for the development of a graphite bomb led by the ADD have been secured. It …
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