Are technological weapons our weakness?

  1. maxoxam41 profile image75
    maxoxam41posted 2 years ago

    On April 2014, the USS destroyer Donald Cook experienced the "Khibini effect", that is to say a Russian electronic device that apparently incapacitated it. Now, given that it carries missiles, that it has Aegis combat system... All the bells and whistles of refine weaponry, could it be the solution to any electronic-based weapon and did we just find its Achilles'heel? If it worked what does impede defenseless countries to adopt the device?

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, so claims Russia.  Of course they also claimed that "all 27" crew members immediately resigned (The Donald Cook has a complement of 281).  Far more worrisome than simple radar jamming (perpetually being worked on and improved) would be the effects of a massive EMP.

      But beyond all that, consider what "refined weapons" did in Kuwait against older weaponry.  I don't think we'll ever go back to bows and arrows, not unless we blast ourselves back to the stone age (entirely possible, IMO).

      1. maxoxam41 profile image75
        maxoxam41posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        It is also said that there are no more warships navigating in the Black Sea...