Have you heard the terms 'top secret' and 'secret weapon' and thought what kind of secrets are being hidden? Specially when it comes to the defence sector and when you hear that a country has a special weapon, or a missile that is 'deadly', have you ever wondered what it's all about?
Well, India has a secret weapon called the KALI, a lethal defence weapon that can cripple enemy weaponry. Here are some interesting facts about the KALI.
The name KALI stands for Kilo Ampere Linear Injector and is a linear electron accelerator being developed in India. One important thing to note is that the missile is not a laser weapon.
It works in such a way that if an enemy missile is launched in the direction of India, it will quickly emit powerful pulses of Relativistic Electrons Beams (REB) and destroy the target in no time.
According to scientists, the KALI is a much more effective weapon compared to a laser weapon because a laser weapon will bore holes to destroy other missiles, which will take time. The KALI completely destroys missiles and satellites, but without drilling holes, which is much faster.
The technology used in KALI, which is basically a particle accelerator, could also power other weapons in the future such as in a High-Power Microwave gun which will destroy the the electronic circuitry on other missiles. But this could take time.
The idea for KALI, or this technology was first raised in the year 1985 by Dr. Chidambaram, and work began on the Project in the year 1989.
Being a beam weapon, the KALI can disable and also shatter any enemy weapon or satellite. The Chinese have even seen the KALI as a threat (but hey, this is a self defence weapon).
The KALI has been developed by the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).