As it stands, one of the best ways to render a building packed with satellite and communications equipment ineffective is to get someone close enough to throw that one, clearly marked breaker switch. You know the one, it’s in all the movies.
Another, and often more chosen method, is to blow the entire building to smithereens. While effective, destroying entire buildings not only ensures plenty of collateral damage, it also makes it much easier to paint a nation as blood-thirsty savages. Believing there to be a better way, US manufacturer Boeing teamed up with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to create the Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project, or CHAMP for short.
CHAMP is a missile which replaces common munitions with high-powered microwaves. It is designed to fly safely over buildings with the aforementioned satellites and communications equipment and fire directed and potent microwave beams at these buildings. Its designed to do this in order to ruin all electronics equipment inside, such as computers, networks and the like.
The Boeing and Air Force team conducted a test in an undisclosed location in Utah on October 16th, 2012 and found that the CHAMP system worked, well, just like a champ. Read more
WHEN SCIENCE FICTION BECOMES SCIENCE FACT
by Tzvi Gedalyahu
Boeing has successfully tested an EMP missile that could be doomsday for Iran; media have largely ignored the development.
“Israel National News“ — Boeing has successful tested an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) missile that turns “science fiction into science fact” and could be the doomsday weapon against Iran, but media have largely ignored the development.
The U.S. Air Force and Boeing demonstrated the device more than two months ago over a military site in the Utah desert, reported the VR-Zone technology website.
Boeing did not keep the test a secret, but most mainstream media and technology sites overlooked the report.
The test was codenamed CHAMP — Counter-Electronics High Power Advanced Missile Project and was the first time a real EMP missile has been tested with positive real world results.
One of the most startling developments in the research and test is that the missile system does not use any explosives, thereby limiting damage to its intended goal of directing microwave energy that can cause instant blackouts.
Keith Coleman, who serves as Boeing’s CHAMP program manager in their Phantom Works division, stated that video camera showed “images of numerous desktop computers running, and then suddenly all of them go out quickly followed by the camera going to black,” VR-Zone reported.
“We hit every target we wanted to… Today we made science fiction, science fact,” said Coleman.
An Arutz Sheva opinion article in August mentioned Israel’s possible use of an EMP bomb against Iran. The report triggered a chain reaction, allegedly influencing U.S. intelligence sources who have since been quoted in several publications with doubtful assumptions that the article reflected Israel government thinking.
The London Times subsequently reported that an EMP bomb could cripple Iran by shutting down its electronics and sending the Islamic Republic “back to the Stone Age.”
EMP causes non-lethal gamma energy to react with the magnetic field and produces a powerful electromagnetic shock wave that can destroy electronic devices, especially those used in Iran’s nuclear plants.
The shock wave would knock out Iran’s power grid and communications systems for transport and financial services, leading to economic collapse.
Note: We regret that we have not been able to upload the video that shows the test firing of the EMP missile by the joint USAF and Boeing team. This is because of the current ban by the Government of Pakistan on YouTube videos in the Pakistan. Readers in other countries can view the video directly at the site Information Clearing House from where this article has been cross posted.
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