The Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) is an effort to build a missile that flies over -- not into -- a target, be it an entire military base, neighborhood, or a even a lone tank and shuts down all the electronics inside without harming a soul. (Think of it almost as a mini-EMP in a rocket.) On Oct. 16, a CHAMP missile flew an hour-long preprogrammed route low over the Utah desert, "degrading and defeating" the electronics inside seven different targets. In a building along the route packed with computers, the screens all went dark as CHAMP sailed by, emitting a blast of high-power microwaves, according to CHAMP-maker Boeing's Oct. 22 press release announcing the test flight. (The weapon even took out the remotely controlled TV cameras that were monitoring the tests, claimed Boeing.)
I'm sure they probably have similar weapons system in their arsenal. Generally the defense community shares much of their studies (atleast the poindexters) upto certain extent to receive unpaid feedback (positive/negative) from other poindexters Academia is one of the weak/attack points for hackers to obtain R&D information. Do not forget many universities and colleges are funded by DOD/DARPA programs for their requirements/capabilities.
Originally posted by METACOMET
This is most definitely a "first strike" weapon.
I wonder what the Russians and Chinese think about this.
I wouldn't be surprised if many of the weapons systems are/were used/tested already in the ME region during the last 10 years
Originally posted by Drunkenparrot
reply to post by hp1229
There were reports of electricity and cell service blackouts in Abbottabad, Pakistan during the Bin Laden raid.
Thanks for the confirmation that it is possible.
Never know. However you can scream all you want on ATS The public (not the suits) will ignore you being a Tin Foil Junkie Thats a good thing.
Originally posted by howmuch4another
So if this bad boy can do that why couldn't they put that technology in the x-37b for a nifty space weapon to eliminate satellites? Oops did I say that out loud? Just tin foiling.
Very likely but you mentioned that it made crazy moves? Did the moves indicated that it could be manuevered by a pilot? Just curious.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by hp1229
I started wondering last night if they put a telemetry package or simulated warhead, and were flying the QF-4 manned, to see if it would be able to target a moving aircraft. If it's a directed beam that could be useful.