Ok, I know that I should start by talking about the country, but I really want to show you guys this.
The Electro-Magnetic Mass Assault Array, or (EMMA Array) for short are 5 large, directed electro-magnetic pulse weapons used by the Great Missandan Royal Defense Command (GMRDC) as a use of first line defense primarily in nulcear war by firing a 500 tesla electro-magnetic pulse into the Eath's lower atmosphere capeable of destroying any inbound nuclear ICBMS. But also can be used for other uses.
Concepts of an Electro-magnetic pulse weapon were proposed in Great Missanda as early on as WWII as a use of defense against the German Luftwafte. However, coupled with the end of the war and the concept being to far ahead of its time, the idea was abbandoned. However, it wasn't until the Cold War when the concept re-appeared in ernest. Great Missanda had been pretty lax about Cold War hostilities unti the Cuban Missile Crisis when the country began stockpilling its nuclear weapon aresnal. However even though the country had a matter of attack, the problem arose that the was no measns of defense.
Concepts of different types of weaponary were disscussed and reviewed until the 1980s, when the project was deemed to expensive after decades of nuclear weapon stockpiling. However, it wasn't until the end of the Cold War when the secret goverment document-"Life after 1991" was published. The document contained scinarieos of America becoming extremley powerful and attacking Great Missanda and the Soviet Union re-forming before 2000. As well as making a nuclear war "winnable". It was then decided that the EMMA Array should be built
Construction of the Array started in Febuary 1999, a year after the Hemley Edge Nuclear Crisis. With Installation 01 opening on January the 18th 2002, followed two moths later by Installation 03. Installations 02,04 and 05 opened on 6th of June 2003 respectively. The ill-fated installation 06 opened on the 11th of November 2004, 3 years after installation 01[
.-Installation 00 Hadley Heath. Here the Array can be activated or shut down. Note the dishes pointing to the east and west. The dishes on the right hand side point to Installations 01,02 and 03. While the Installations on the left activate Installations 04 and 05.
Installation 00-The control centre for the Array, located at Hadley Heath-Chesterminster.
Installation 01- Located at Hallow's End, Isle of Chelsey
Installation 02- located at Hangham Common, Brimsgate- South Eastern Missanda
Installation 03- Located at Chatham Sands, Monningtree-South-eastern Missanda
Installation 04- Garenn's Plain near Trezance
Installation 05- Langleigh Hill- Uxminster, south of Edingstow
Installation 06- UNKOWN
Usage and Opeartion
The EMMA Array has 3 main useages:
Stage 1. Destruction of inbound enemy nuclear warheads.
Stage 2. Destruction of inbound aircraft attack
Stage 3: The destruction of stattelite communication newtowrks.
Stage 4. A weapon of last resort- if Stage 3 is initated, evrey Installation fill remove all the failsafe mechanisims used to ensure a directed burst. Instead, stage 4 will fill the pulse outwards to destroy the entire country, the intenstiy of all 5 pulses at once is expected to cuase death to 45% of the population. Stage 4 will only be activated if Great Missnada has been invaded and fallen.
Each Installation is tested twice a year, by firing a pulse into the atmosphere. Sites are tested in numerical order.
Should a nuclear air attack be carried out, (lets use the Soviet Union as an example) warheads will be detected at Great Missanda's raydar facility at Hemley Edge. Then using the MOIRA atumated defense mechanism, message will be passed to Habrance to authorise by the Queen firing of nulear weapons back at the enemy from the ICMB batteries at Warwick Bank, and the firing of the EMMA Array, if in times of severe nulcear tension, MOIRA 1 will be activated which will autmotaically carry out nessacary authorisations. A message will then be passed to Installation 00 which will the fire the dishes. Should the firing be successfull, all threats will be destroyed.
Due to teh fact that if the purpose of the EMMA Array was found out, enemies could easily sheild their nulcear weapons to become EMP proof. Because of this, the usage of the Array has been kept secret to the public since 1999. Resulting in many conspiracy theories. Joseph Macyintre of the Missandan Post newspaper wrote in 2009-
"I have no idea why there is a large sattelite dish owned by the millitary standing by the end of the road, I have no idea why its guarded with milliatry serivcemen armed to the teeth, and I have no idea why twice a year since that thing has been there the city experiences a major power cut. But what I do know is our "trusted" goverment are treating us like we have no brain in our heads."
Joseph Macynitre recently died.
On the 18th of January 2002, Installation 03's firing sequence missfired. Causing a sudden firing of an EMP which was reported to cause problems as far as Penzance, Cornwall-England.
14th of December 2003, Installations 01 and 02's failsafes unlock, causing a missfire resulting in damage to Northern France, Missanda and the Channel Isalands.
15th of December 2003- "The Incident" occurs, destroying Installation 06 and destroing the surrounding area.
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