In 2019, the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) filed a number of seemingly out-of-this-world patents that could, in theory, revolutionize not only military aviation, but just about everything. Chief among these strange new inventions is a High Energy Electromagnetic Field Generator, which if functional, could produce massive amounts of power with far-reaching military and commercial implications. Interestingly, the patent also closely resembles longstanding theories posited by UFO researchers about the means of propulsion seemingly employed by alien visitors to our world.
If you think this story is crazy, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Back in January, Brett Tingley over at The Warzone received a fresh dump of documents pertaining to these patents through a Freedom of Information Act request. The Warzone has been leading the charge on analysis on these unusual patents ever since they surfaced over two years ago, and are continuing the effort by pouring through hundreds of pages of reports, technical drawings, data, and photographs released to them by the Navy.
Believe it or not, an electromagnetic propulsion system that could allow the Navy to build its own flying saucers may not be the craziest thing to come out of these efforts. According to these documents, another branch of this work deals with the concept of a compact fusion reactor, which among other things, could allow for the creation of a “Spacetime Modification Weapon.”
Per the Navy’s own internal documents, this weapon could “make the Hydrogen bomb seem more like a firecracker, in comparison.”
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These patents were born out of the work of U.S. Navy aerospace engineer Dr. Salvatore Pais, and as crazy as his inventions may sound to us, the Navy clearly seems to think there may be something to them. So far, it’s been confirmed that the Navy has poured more than $466,000 into helping this program mature since 2017. Pais has been credited alone for three patents, each of which reads like something you might hear Geordi LaForge and his android friend Data discussing on the bridge of the Federation’s Enterprise, rather than the U.S. Navy’s.
If the mind-boggling scope of this work hasn’t quite set it for you yet, here’s how a Navy PowerPoint slide labeled “For Internal Use Only” explains the implications of Dr. Pais’ technology, of course, assuming it works:
If for some reason this slide is loading properly for you, here’s the third bullet point regarding a Spacetime Modification Weapon typed out:
“Under uniquely defined conditions, the Plasma Compression Fusion Device can lead to development of a Spacetime Modification Weapon (SMW- a weapon that can make the Hydrogen bomb seem more like a firecracker, in comparison). Extremely high energy levels can be achieved with this invention, under pulsed ultrahigh current (I) / ultrahigh magnetic flux density (B) conditions (Z-pinch with a Fusion twist).“
So what exactly is this new technology, and more importantly… is it real? That’s where this story gets even more complicated (if the phrase “Z-pinch with a Fusion twist” wasn’t already complicated enough).
A compact fusion reactor has long been the holy grail of energy scientists and researchers, and to be clear Pais isn’t the first person to suggest that he’s close to pulling it off. Back in 2018, a year before the Navy’s patent, Lockheed Martin filed a patent for part of a fusion reaction confinement system that was, according to their documents, part of a compact fusion reactor that would be small enough to be “housed within the fuselage of an F-16 fighter jet.” You can read my full breakdown on that patent here.
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A working fusion reactor would be a fundamentally different means of power production than the fission reactors found in nuclear power plants today. Technically speaking, fusion reactors do already exist, but they’ve never been efficient enough here on earth to actually be used for power production (though in September, a team at MIT successfully produced excess power with their fusion reactor for the first time ever).
While nuclear reactors in everything from power plants to aircraft carriers produce power by splitting a nucleus into two lighter nuclei (splitting the atom), fusion power would involve fusing two or more nuclei together into a single, heavier element–most likely, hydrogen atoms being fused into a single helium one.
In theory, an efficient fusion reactor could effectively end humanity’s reliance on fossil fuels, so while one potential application for this technology could be the most powerful weapon mankind has ever conceived, that same technology could feasibly nip many potential conflicts in the bud… After all, a great deal of warfare can be, at its most basic levels, attributed to a competition for resources. With nearly limitless power through fusion, there’d be a lot less competition required.
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Importantly, fusion power could also be much safer than the fission means of power production we’re familiar with. While it’s a common misconception that nuclear power plants can “explode” during a meltdown like a nuclear weapon, the fallout that results from such a meltdown is still incredibly severe, as we’ve seen in places like Chernobyl and Fukushima. These runaway chain reactions produce a massive amount of radiation. Fusion, on the other hand, isn’t susceptible to this runaway effect–and even better–it also doesn’t produce nuclear waste as a byproduct.
According to Lockheed Martin’s estimates at the time, their compact fusion reactor could produce a constant supply of 100 megawatts of power, enough to run an entire aircraft carrier or power the homes of nearly 100,000 people, using only about 25 pounds of hydrogen isotopes, deuterium, and tritium. Not bad for something you could stick in the nose of an F-16.
This brings us back to the perhaps-less-crazy-sounding-now work of Dr. Salvatore Cezar Pais, who seems to be hot on the same trail Lockheed Martin’s team is regarding fusion power, and may have also unlocked the secrets to an exotic new means of propulsion and world-ending new weapon along the way.
Worryingly, Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Naval Aviation Enterprise Dr. James Sheehy has gone on record as saying that this technology may be a further reach than our current means can manage, but America isn’t the only dog in this fight.
“China is already investing significantly in this area,” Sheely told Patent Examiner Philip Bonzell, and “would prefer we [the U.S.] hold the patent as opposed to paying forever more to use this revolutionary technology” as he asserts “this will become a reality.”-“Docs Show Navy Got ‘UFO’ Patent Granted By Warning Of Similar Chinese Tech Advances” from The Warzone
At this point, it’s impossible to say whether or not the Navy and Dr. Pais have managed to produce anything truly groundbreaking through their research, and indeed the recent document dump does show, at least as of when these documents were produced, that they have yet to prove or disprove the premise behind his High Energy Electromagnetic Field Generator (HEEMFG) in their experiments to date.
For now, it seems a sure thing that research into the Spacetime Modification Weapon will continue–but there is one thing we already know for sure: If and when this technology does come to fruition, it could be used to fundamentally change practically everything in our world today… or potentially, just to blow it all up.
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This article was originally published 1/27/2021
Feature image courtesy of NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center via Flickr
Because it’s not April 1 I’ll suggest the following:
The more the “Magic Thinking”, the closer to the, “End of Empire”.
Remember the apc that was as going to be the same weight as the old apc and be as strong as a M1 tank? No trade in risk. Yeah, it weighed and cost more than the M1.
Remember the LCS? Super fast, super range and carry a super payload package. Yeah, its not as fast, has very short range and the payload is too big and heavy to fit on the ship.
I could go on but we get the point.
The only thing standing in the government’s way is the laws of physics.
The only problem is reality and the lack there of.
Harry Kuehn says
The Americans want rule the world and don’t give a shit how they do it. Even introducing technology that energy and quantum forces that could destroy the world.
AMERICA IS THE BEST, STRONGEST, AND SMARTEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. YOU SEE WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO SEE YOU’RE TOLD THAT THEY WANT YOU TO HEAR. THAT’S FREEDOM. YOU KNOW WHAT KEEPS THE GRASS GREEN DON’T YOU? B???D
Swedish Chef says
What if the reason for all the secracy has not been to hide super advanced technology. But to supress the fact that it’s actually quite simple to create time/space/gravity defying technology?
Considering how under developed we are ethically, the wide spread of that type of knowledge would be a direct path to extinction.
Time is a bitch – “this will be invented – therefore it is and has been and will be our reality”
MAMPHE M says
Very fascinating article.
Its interesting how the dots are connecting. From Ufo researchers talking about stuff like this to CiA documents relating to people seeing craft maneuvering at astonishing speeds from as early as the 1950’s to militiary vets like steven kwast speaking about space dominance then trump announcing a spaceforce to the warzone articles and this article, very interesting stuff. I suppose that time will tell though.
BlueBlaze Irregular G Stephen says
You win the internet today! Awesome comment and reference. Rawhide has not died in vain. Long Live Buckaroo!
James Wasil says
I have trouble believing any of this could possibly be possible, at least for a very long time. Sorry.
Cliff C. Ckiff says
TOMMY that was one of the funniest visualizations in my life! You are a sick dude ! An actual New Brunswick bred man salutes you! C
wesley bruce says
Plasma fusion solutions are dogged by random eddy flows destabilizing the plasma and making it inefficient. Some people have been pointing out that this may be longitudinal ampere forces not random. Longitudinal ampere forces are predicated by ampere’s equations. In the 1870’s experiments failed to find them so equations were rewritten by Maxwell. However the German experiment that did not find them did in fact find them but their detectors were noisy. The paper had been miss interpreted. In the 1980’s a scientist gave his class an assignment to re do the old 1870’s experiments and they all found longitudinal ampere forces. Others checked it: There are paper, books & even YouTube videos, etc showing them. Someone stuffed up in translating the German paper back in the 1870’s. These ampere forces cancel out in most cases but are found in rail gun experiments, MHD propulsion and in plasmas. The navy did lots of rail gun and MHD experiments so will know this.
If someone has factored these forces into their plasma math then they may have much easier time creating plasma technology and the Navy would be the one entity that knows what the forces are. If this is true then there are two streams of plasma fusion research, one with all the money pursuing a dead end and another, with almost no money, pursuing a path that might work. There are also other fusion technologies: inertial confinement; aneutronic; cold fusion/lenr, etc. The navy has money in all of them.
The Navy may just be hedging their bets or trying to get the Chinese to waste money on a dead end but they may be onto something because Longitudinal ampere forces are just not taught today in most physics departments.
One huge problem with nuclear powered jets that were theorized in the Cold War era was what happens if they crash or are shot down? Is that no longer a concern with a fusion reactor if a jet crashes? Seems it would still be a huge problem, just a on smaller scale since it’s a 25 lb device.
Kevin in WI says
Not a 25# device, Only 25# of fuel.
I thought we told these guys: never use public patent systems for cataclysmic doomsday devices. No grimoires, no relics of eldritch horror, and NO REALITY BENDING PHYSICS.
Jerome Barry says
When used as an intergalactic space drive, how do they assure that the user goes to the other galaxy rather than bringing the other galaxy here?
Billy Yank says
“So far, it’s been confirmed that the Navy has poured more than $466,000 into helping this program mature since 2017.”
Not even a half million over 4 years? That’s what? One dude with a laptop?
joseph l mummerth says
roflmao ! that was my thinking ! if they cant waste a few million on something ,then it`s probably not worth it !
Dr J says
It exists already and been tested and ran quite a bit. Commander Fravor seen and reported on this first hand. The media and all call it at UAO or whatever and some swear it alien. I believe they’ve tested this and actually used the navy to test how we would react militarily to it. It’s here now and it’s been here for the last decade.
David Laidig says
The only solution is cold fusion. All information already exists in Antarctica.
john fleming says
Zip Zip Zip Zip to and fro rotate rotate rotate counter clockwise let’s go…………….
A modern aircraft carrier needs far more power than 100 MW to operate. Per Wiki, the two A4W reactors on the Nimitz class “produce approximately 100 MW of electricity, plus 140,000 shaft horsepower (104 MW) for each of the ship’s four shafts – two per propulsion plant.”
Because of EMALS and other new equipment, the two reactors on the Ford-class produce about 25% more electricity than the reactors on the Nimitz class.
killi mimes says
Me likem forcefield…i no longer hab to wear luminum foil hat!
“ After all, a great deal of warfare can be, at its most basic levels, attributed to a competition for resources. ”
Shakey historical statement. War can be waged over racial, cultural, religious grounds as well. Germany invaded Russia as much over political grounds, fear of the Red Menace, as much as for raw material. Islam has expansed against Christian Europe for religious reasons. Israeli- Arab wars were never about resources.
More energy means more destructive wars.
Max H says
I wrote my Capstone project for my Aeronautics degree thru ERAU on the EM Drive. At the time of its submission it was probably the most all-encompasing piece of information on it available to the public.
Matt Towns says
To clarify, I love your articles. You’re a hell of a writer and journalist and make everyone else writing for SOFREP et. al look like knuckle draggers.
Just think that this article is a little misleading.
Enormous fusion reactors can’t run for more than a few seconds currently, and compact fusion reactors are purely science fiction for the time being.
Derek Hendricks says
My thinking exactly !
We can’t even come close to this with multi-billion dollar programs , so a sudden jump this massive seems just too good to be true !