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Boeing Has Perfected A Missile That Wipes Out Electronics And Leaves Everything Else Intact
TBI ^ | 10-24-2012 | Robert Johnson

Posted on 10/24/2012 6:15:56 AM PDT by blam

Boeing Has Perfected A Missile That Wipes Out Electronics And Leaves Everything Else Intact

Robert Johnson
Oct. 24, 2012, 7:55 AM

Boeing

While the U.S. geared up for the second presidential debate last Tuesday, an unoccupied building sat pulsing with computers, electronic surveillance, and security systems in the Utah high desert.

The unoccupied site was awaiting the test of a weapon the Pentagon requested four years ago to the day on 16 October, 2008. The Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP), led by Boeing's Phantom works, promised to change the face of contemporary warfare, and its test was a complete success.

CHAMP flew over the Utah Test and Training Range last Tuesday, discharging a burst of High Power Microwaves onto the test site and brought down the compound's entire spectrum of electronic systems without producing any other damage at all. Even the camera recording the test was shut down.

Struggling to contain his enthusiasm Boeing's Keith Coleman says, "We hit every target we wanted to. Today we made science fiction into science fact."

Coleman spoke from a Boeing video (below) that shows the results of the test, inside the computer filled building. Flying over the largest testing range in the country, CHAMPS took out seven different targets before self-destructing over empty desert.

While James Dodd, VP of Advanced Boeing Aircraft says he hopes to implement the CHAMP sooner rather than later, it's just one weapon in a growing arsenal meant to take down increasingly sophisticated foreign radar systems.

Passive radar is being heavily marketed abroad as the system to use if a country wants to identify U.S. stealth planes including the forthcoming F-35. The passive system evaluates a wide spectrum

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boeing; defense; emp; missiles
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1 posted on 10/24/2012 6:16:02 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Odungo will sell it to Iran for more campaign contributions


2 posted on 10/24/2012 6:17:23 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: blam

So, instead of nuking ourselves back into the stone age, we’ll zap ourselves back into the stone age by making all our technology unusable.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 6:20:53 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The Democratic Party has become the Beclowning Party)
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To: blam

Artificial EMP, bur on a smaller scale, not horizon-to-horizon.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 6:23:01 AM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: blam

Bump for later read


5 posted on 10/24/2012 6:24:03 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Doogle

Too late... the chicoms are already working on their copy.

Regards.


6 posted on 10/24/2012 6:24:32 AM PDT by Sine_Pari
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To: Doogle

I don’t think it could be used in very many places...Iran, North Korea, Libya... ;-)


7 posted on 10/24/2012 6:24:44 AM PDT by drinktheobamakoolaid (How do you replace an empty suit? Vote on November 6, 2012)
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To: Doogle

You already beat me to it. I would have remarked that some occupant of the W.H. would give it to our enemies.

> Odungo will sell it to Iran for more campaign contributions


8 posted on 10/24/2012 6:24:57 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Brookhaven

In the spirit of Ted Hall, the Rosenbergs and Bill Clinton, it’s not fair that the US should have a monopoly on advanced military technology. Obama has already fedexed the blueprints to Putin and whatever conniving runt runs China these days.


9 posted on 10/24/2012 6:24:57 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Travis McGee

Ping.


10 posted on 10/24/2012 6:25:30 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: blam

Good thing my vault uses valves in its water chip.


11 posted on 10/24/2012 6:27:06 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to make Obama a minor footnote in the pages of history)
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To: blam

It is just a matter of time before we return to the policies of 200 years ago.

Thank you, Mr. President.

Bastard.


12 posted on 10/24/2012 6:34:28 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: blam

Ok so nnow we have the weapon, how about the anti weapon so we can protect ourselves when the enemy eventually gets this same capability?


13 posted on 10/24/2012 6:35:09 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: blam

Kiss your radar goodbye, Sparky.


14 posted on 10/24/2012 6:35:09 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: blam

Tubes are impervious to EMP. Only solid state devices can be destroyed......................


15 posted on 10/24/2012 6:37:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: Sine_Pari

The Clintons will sell it to them.


16 posted on 10/24/2012 6:39:05 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: blam
It should be a pretty simple thing to "harden" electronics to EMP weapons. A farady cage works for one simple example. If you're an investor, maybe it would be a good idea to invest in companies that will be producing counter measures to EMP.

 

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17 posted on 10/24/2012 6:40:56 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom does not promise safety and security, freedom only promises freedom.)
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To: blam

Hang on to those bicycles, folks...and those pre-electronic autos.


18 posted on 10/24/2012 6:41:34 AM PDT by moovova (I work well with others, as long as they leave me alone.)
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To: blam

Declassified by David Axelrod after consultation with Valerie Jarrett.


19 posted on 10/24/2012 6:41:58 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: blam

EMP writ small?


20 posted on 10/24/2012 6:43:42 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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