Epirus moves into new facility to develop electromagnetic warfare electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon systems

Dec. 3, 2021
Law enforcement could use EMP to disable vehicle and boat electronics, and likewise could protect airports and keep crowds safe in large stadiums.

TORRANCE, Calif. – Epirus Inc., a venture-backed startup that builds electromagnetic warfare systems capable of taking down enemy drones, has opened a 100,000-square-foot headquarters in Torrance, Calif., outside of Los Angeles. The Daily Breeze reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

3 Dec. 2021 -- The facility will employ about 150 people in engineering, business operations, and research and development. Its founders have seen growing demand for its electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon Leonidas, which is designed to defend against enemy drone attacks.

Epirus combines RF and microwave technology and artificial intelligence (AI) to create an electromagnetic pulse that can disrupt, disable, and destroy the electronic components of an enemy drone.

Epirus officials say their targeted microwave bursts can cast a wide net and take out swarms of drones all at once instead of just one at a time, or neutralize one drone in crowded spaces.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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