Is India's KALI weapon real? If so, what is the damage it can do? by Abhiram Rajendran
Answer by Abhiram Rajendran:
Yes, the project is so real. But it is only in developmental phase and not fully developed into Military grade.
KALI or Kilo Ampere Linear Injector similar to an EMP . It can damage or disrupt electronic components. KALI is a non-Nuclear device.
KALI is jointly developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Center and DRDO. Now KALI is used in Ballistic research and study of EM waves. It is not yet developed into a weapon.
Military grade electronic devices such as the ones used in Ballistic missiles, Air Crafts, Fighter Jets can handle electric field strength of 400 V/cm. KALI weapon produces fields in the range of 1000+ V/cm which can roast these electronic systems.
Despite these advantages there are quite few flaws in the system. The system is very large,
It weights around 10 -25 tons. Consumes a lot of power and require a cooling tank of 12,000 liters of oil. Recharging time is quite high as of now it cannot be used in a battle field.
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