A microwave pulse is a weaponized technology, developed by the Moranians. It uses a powerful battery supply and a magnet to generate a highly concentrated microwave beam. The beam is condensed into a pulse and fired out of the weapon. The pulse can burn through soft tissue and light synthetic materials at distances up to 1,000 yards. Microwave pulse weapons were deployed against the Zintonieans in the Aarie/ Zintoniean war. After their defeat, the Mornians destroyed the technology. Despite their best efforts, some of the technology survived and Zintoniean scientists were able to reverse engineer it. By 2590, most Zintoniean and Crune military troops were equipped with microwave pulse weapons.