The United States Air Force has just recently partnered with Boeing, an aircraft company to build an electromagnetic pulse device that would target electronics in buildings! The weapon in question: “CHAMP”, abbreviated for Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project. CHAMP carries a small generator that emits microwaves with pinpoint accuracy to in turn, smack down essential electronical systems.
Unlike a nuclear electromagnetic pulse device, CHAMP can fire multiple times, blacking out only essential targets. This, for example, would permit the use of taking down hostile radar systems, while saving power grids that would be needed to ensure civilian access. In a 2012 test flight, CHAMP blacked out seven seperate targets, all without error, in a single mission.
This new development may change future warfare given the fact that it can be “easily successful” in their arms. “In the near future, this technology may be used to render an enemy’s electronic and data systems useless even before the first troops or aircraft arrive,” said Keith Coleman, CHAMP program manager for Boeing Phantom Works.
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