Photograph of an alleged UFO in New Jersey, taken on July 31, 1952

UFO killer-weapon proposals declined by Royal Airforce

The UK’s UFO files, released yesterday from the National Archives of Royal Airforce, have revealed the Ministry of Defence rejected several UFO killer-weapon proposals. 

Coming from various parts of the Commonwealth, some of the proposals seem quite elaborate. An unnamed researcher from Australia came up with an idea for a device that would be able to shoot down extra-terrestrial spacecraft using electromagnetic pulses.

"My theory involves using a device similar to that of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon which, once deployed from an aircraft, would be fired and the device would attach itself to the UFO through the use of magnetic pull,” the proponent explained.

"The device would then send an electric charge into the UFO craft's outer body fuselage, thus would disable the UFO crafts electronic equipment."

Another person concerned about the UFO-related risk suggested a construction if an efficient UFO-protection weapon based on 'electrodisruption'.

On other occasion, a researcher described his concerns about the RAF’s ability to intercept and shoot down alien space ship and offered his help. "Let's assume that these UFOs are extra-terrestrial and that the RAF has tried but failed to bring down an extra-terrestrial UFO. I have a suggestion for a new weapon which could and will bring down a potential extra-terrestrial UFO," he said, maintaining he would only disclose details of his design in a face to face conversation with an RAF representative.

Nevertheless, all of the above mentioned proposals failed to capture RAF’s attention as they said they didn’t have any plans for developing a dedicated UFO-shooting weapon.

"We are confident that our air defence capabilities fully meet the air defence threat and protect the integrity of the UK Air Defence Region,” the RAF’s answer to the enquiry said.

"Notwithstanding this, we are not becoming complacent and we continue to develop successor air defence capabilities, such as fast jet and rotary wing aircraft and smart weapons which utilise cutting edge technologies and will see the UK well placed to handle any threat well into the future."

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