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C.H.A.M.P. missle tested in Utah: successfully knocks out (just) PC computers & electrical systems in target building

via: Boeing
http://www.boeing.com/Features/2012/10/bds_champ_10_22_12.html

Cruising fast over the Western Utah Desert, a lone missile makes history at the Utah Test and Training Range. The missile, known as CHAMP, or Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project may one day change modern warfare, by defeating electronic targets with little or no collateral damage.

On Oct. 16th at 10:32 a.m. MST a Boeing Phantom Works team along with members from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate team, and Raytheon Ktech, suppliers of the High Power Microwave source, huddled in a conference room at Hill Air Force Base and watched the history making test unfold on a television monitor.
Artist’s rendering shows a CHAMP flying over a target

CHAMP approached its first target and fired a burst of High Power Microwaves at a two story building built on the test range. Inside rows of personal computers and electrical systems were turned on to gauge the effects of the powerful radio waves.

Seconds later the PC monitors went dark and cheers erupted in the conference room. CHAMP had successfully knocked out the computer and electrical systems in the target building. Even the television cameras set up to record the test were knocked off line without collateral damage.



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Sweet!

Enter stage left: the "Next Dark Ages Phantom". Every time the computer goes down its because of a terrorist and the government will have to get involved.

Now....

now think: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
via drones, squad cars or SWAT trucks.

Yep, All except:

The old cars, motorcycles, tractors, that don't use the electronic stuff to run.

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I love my country
I am appalled by my government

Oh boy...

The terrorists are at it again...

bumping--

yikes!

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