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The MX9 Electro Magnetic Pulse Grenade is a experimental anti vehicle grenade.
The EMP grenade is a experimental grenade using a explosively pumped flux compression generator to generate a powerful EMP effect in a small radius. The bomb consists of a metal cylinder (called the armature), which is surrounded by a coil of wire (the stator winding). The armature cylinder is filled with high explosive, and a sturdy jacket surrounds the entire device. The stator winding and the armature cylinder are separated by empty space. The grenade has a power source, a bank of capacitors, which can be connected to the stator. The casing is specially made to further increase its magnetic yield. The chain of events for its detonation starts with a switch which connects the capacitors to the stator, sending an electrical current through the wires. This generates an intense magnetic field. A fuze mechanism ignites the explosive material. The explosion travels as a wave through the middle of the armature cylinder. As the explosion makes its way through the cylinder, the cylinder comes in contact with the stator winding. This creates a short circuit, cutting the stator off from its power supply. The moving short circuit compresses the magnetic field, generating an intense electromagnetic burst. This is augmented by the TRIDENT casing, generating a effective EM pulse.