Today’s Defense Against Tomorrow’s Attack
As existing dangers evolve and new threats emerge, we must rapidly adapt to secure the safety of our country and the men and women who fight to protect it. And that’s just what we at Armag have been doing for over 45 years. Today, the need to defend our critical information and infrastructure systems can’t be ignored.
On July 22, 2015, R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence, in his statement before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee emphatically declared-
“Natural and manmade electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is an existential threat to the survival of the American people… and something must be done to protect the electric grid and other life sustaining critical infrastructures–immediately.”
Armag’s history of innovating physical security solutions continues with our EMP shielded buildings. These modular, re-locatable buildings provide Level 1 (will survive an EMP event) and Level 2 (will continuously operate in an EMP event) EMP protection designed for command and control centers, critical operations control centers, data centers, backup generators and more.
And if you think the chance of an EMP event is remote, think again.
Defense News reports that Iran is known to have simulated a nuclear EMP attack several years ago. North Korea has the blueprints to build an EMP warhead, and in July of 2013 sent a freighter all the way to the Gulf of Mexico with two nuclear capable missiles in its hold.
Moreover, both countries have successfully orbited a number of satellites that could evade US early warning radars, and are at the ideal altitude to generate an EMP across the entire continental US.
An EMP attack would have devastating consequences. A nuclear warhead detonated anywhere over the eastern seaboard could collapse the whole eastern grid, which generates 75 percent of the country’s electricity. The recovery time from a nationwide EMP event might be anywhere from one to 10 years. In the meantime, tens of millions of Americans would likely die from starvation and/or societal collapse.
Source: Defense News Commentary- Time to Refocus on the EMP threat
Remarkably, for such an enormous vulnerability, protecting against an EMP event is achievable and cost-effective. Contact our subject matter experts at Armag for information on EMP protection for your application.