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.
Power is cut to a room of computers after being hit by a high-powered microwave pulse from a Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project.
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.
Awesome . This new weapon looks cool . In My Opinion , with this weapon , US will win all the Future Wars .
Originally posted by mysterioustranger
On this subject and athers like it....Next time? Use the search button. FIRST.This subject discussed in many previous threads.
If the US has it, i bet ya that they will sell them. WHen they sell them, intentionally or not, i bet the end user could potentially be a threat.
Originally posted by DestroyDestroyDestroy
Just wait until EMP weapons get put in the hands of cops, the corruption will be uncontrollable. It's a while off, but if they can shrink these down to maybe an EMP grenade with a small radius, it will definitely be feasible to give them to cops, who can then use them to disable electronic devices such as cellphones and cameras.
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
That's not a superweapon. If you want to talk about superweapons, how about sky-based weapons systems utilizing asteroids by attaching rockets with which to adjust their trajectory, allowing the controlling nation to send it hurtling straight into an enemy country?
It's the meteor the killed the dinosaurs - but instead, quite a bit smaller and killing a nation instead. Now THAT'S a superweapon. You can live after the shutdown of electronics. You can't live after a freakin' astroid strike. And that's just one possibility. I have no idea if they've put such an idea into effect, but THAT'S what a superweapon looks like. A weapon that's capable of literally annihilating a small country with utter impunity.
Now if you'll excuse me - I have Homeland Security at my door.edit on 30-10-2012 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)
New Superweapon: U.S. Missile EMP Burst Kills Computers And Electronics Selectively