A military officer who asked to remain anonymous on Sunday claimed South Korea has developed basic technology that will one day allow it to produce a so-called electromagnetic pulse bomb capable of paralyzing all electronic equipment. The bomb is a kind of Bigfoot of warfare.
"The Agency for Defense Development recently succeeded in developing advanced EMP technology that can neutralize functions of electronic equipment," the officer claimed.
The ADD reportedly started trying to develop EMP technology in 1999 and in about 2009 succeeded in making a device capable of incapacitating electronic equipment in a radius of 100 m.
But another military source said the technology is a long way from being usable as a weapon.
Several countries are said to be beavering away at such technology, including North Korea.