By Alex Hollings 

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.”

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 labelled “For Internal Use Only” explains the implications of Dr. Pais’ technology, of course, assuming it works:

“Under uniquely defined conditions, the Plasma Compression Fusion Device can lead to the 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.

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).


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  • R Spragg January 10, 2022  

    But it doesnt work yet and may never work.

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