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What does EMP stand for?

EMP stands for Electromagnetic Pulse

This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Military and Government
  • Science, medicine, engineering, etc.

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Carafano and Weitz take on a man-made event that could produce a return to the "'new' Dark Ages" resulting from the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) emitted by a nuclear weapon detonated from 40 to 400 kilometers above the Earth's surface.
Scientists are said to fear that a similar effect could be achieved by a hostile power exploding a nuclear weapon in space, producing a massive burst of electromagnetic energy known as a high altitude electromagnetic pulse.
NAVSEA is the "technical authority" for the following electromagnetic spectrum-related issues that affect ships and submarines: electromagnetic interference (EMI) control; electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); electromagnetic pulse (EMP); and radiation hazards (RADHAZ).