Boeing Successfully Tests Microwave Missile That Takes Out Electronic TargetsSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 14:12
Boeing Successfully Tests Microwave Missile That Takes Out Electronic Targets
(CBS) St. Louis
October 25, 2012 8:57 AM
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (CBS St. Louis) — Boeing successfully tests a new missile that can take out electronic targets with little collateral damage.
The aerospace company tested the microwave missile last week on a two-story building on the Utah Test and Training Range where computers and electronic systems were turned on to gauge the effects of the missile’s radio waves, according to a Boeing press release.
The missile, known as CHAMP (Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project), fired a burst of High Powered Microwaves at the building, successfully knocking out the electronic systems and computers, and even taking out the television cameras recording the test.
UPDATE: New Boeing missile disables computers
Reported by David Farrell
Thursday, October 25 2012 12:02 am
Boeing has created a new missile that is able to disable computer systems as it passes overhead. The CHAMP missile, as it's called, may mark a shift in non-lethal warfare.