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originally posted by: Thorneblood
a reply to: Zaphod58
Hmmm, wasn't there a story a few months back about a ship in the Black Sea taking a hit from a weapon like this?
Seven shots is an interesting number, it leaves me to wonder how precise the targetting system is and if a low level blast could significantly effect a living target. Perhaps not death, obviously, but a sort of neutralization or even "reprogramming"
originally posted by: Kratos40
a reply to: MystikMushroom
Yup. Seen one of those with the stange pulsating green strobe. Flying low and slow....It's ours.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
CHAMP also isn't an EMP weapon, it's an HPM. Everyone claims it's an EMP, but it's not. HPMs are much easier, and can be targeted at specific buildings, instead of entire areas.
oordinated Army, Navy, Air Force and DNA HPM transition plans are focused on demonstrations of mission-oriented concepts: aircraft self protection, anti-ship missile defense, and counter munitions (EW Electronic Attack - degrade/neutralize enemy defenses); and lethal Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) and C2W/IW (Precision Force, MOUT, and IW). Potential Warfighter payoffs include generic protection against a wide variety of missile/munition threats (IR, EO, RF, laser-guided), improved effectiveness and lower attrition rates of friendly systems, and negation (permanent damage, long-term disruption, and temporary degradation) of enemy command, control, and general information systems. Finally, electronic protection techniques developed under the HPM program are being continuously transitioned to users in order to harden US systems against hostile HPM weapons or inadvertent EMI/EMC. Joint development and test projects demonstrate the maximization of investments to meet individual Service/Agency mission requirements.