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Unformatted text preview: National and Homeland Security.¶ In an exclusive interview with WND, Pry pointed out that the ceiling of the SA2 is up to 35 kilometers, which goes beyond the minimum optimal height for an EMP burst.¶ Pry said the SA2 could achieve this ceiling with an “HE (high explosive) warhead weighing, depending on warhead type, 200295 kilograms, or 440650 pounds.” ¶ “The U.S. Cold Warera W84 neutron warhead weighed less than 50 kilograms and could be used as an enhanced EMP weapon,” Pry said. “So, armed with a much lighter warhead for EMP attack, any of the SAM (surfacetoair missiles) variants would have a much higher operational ceiling. Indeed, the Soviets designed the SA2 to carry a 15 kiloton nuclear warhead (weighing 650 pounds) to high altitude.” ¶ If the SA2 were to be used in an EMP attack on the U.S., Pry said that it “would be launched from a freighter against a big coastal city, like New York or Washington, which would probably collapse the entire Eastern grid that provides 70 percent of the nation’s electricit...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2013 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Summer '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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