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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
Oct. 24, 2012, 7:55 AM
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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Odungo will sell it to Iran for more campaign contributions
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.
Artificial EMP, bur on a smaller scale, not horizon-to-horizon.
Bump for later read
Too late... the chicoms are already working on their copy.
I don’t think it could be used in very many places...Iran, North Korea, Libya... ;-)
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
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.
Good thing my vault uses valves in its water chip.
It is just a matter of time before we return to the policies of 200 years ago.
Thank you, Mr. President.
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?
Kiss your radar goodbye, Sparky.
Tubes are impervious to EMP. Only solid state devices can be destroyed......................
The Clintons will sell it to them.
Hang on to those bicycles, folks...and those pre-electronic autos.
Declassified by David Axelrod after consultation with Valerie Jarrett.
EMP writ small?
As I recall, military equipment is hardened against EMP and has been for decades. Generally all it takes is a metal enclosure and some sort of a high breakdown voltage device shunting all input terminals, particularly antenna terminals.
Why do we know about this???
Isn’t anything secret anymore?
When they become cheap enough, I want to buy one to use on the drivers who insist on vibrating my car with their stereo when in close proximity to my car. Zzzzt! Aw...silence and peace.
Old technology. I’ve been able to make any electronic device malfunction just by being close for years.
KEEP YOUR EMERGENCY GENERATOR AND ANY ELECTRONICS YOU WANT PROTECTED INSIDE A METAL BOX OR CAGE
MY house is constructede using metal lathe and plaster- I can barely get a cell phone signal out
I am hoping this offers me some protection but even then I am storing necessary stuff in protected metal boxes
*Hint* an old refrigerator is a metal box (put some air vents to avoid mold)
The reason we should maintain landlines particularly underground fiber optic transmission is reliance on Cell Phones. A poof from the Sun and whoosh they’re gone.
In more rational times this weapon would not be known about publicly until there was also a counter capability that would not be made known. Perhaps that is the case now but I rather doubt it. The kenyan probably won’t give it away o the Russians and/or Chinese and perhaps not even to his coreligionists if he is planning to initiate the New Caliphate in the new Islamic capital of DC or Ne York. Far fetched? Consider the continuing islamification of the Administration. If he is still president next year that process will be accelerated and we will begin to get some serious sharia EO laws and they will be enforced. Much of the change we will see will be ostensibly Socialist but all will be compatible with sharia.
Bigger hint: Dead microwaves are useful faraday cages.
When you and I know about these things...secrecy is no longer needed/desired.
Typo - Faraday cage, not Farady cage (to anyone interested).
Obama will do as much damage as he can get away with, with plausible denial.
It's as simple as that. I've been expecting this for four years.
I’m rather surprised that they didn’t lay hands on an old style, spring operated film camera. They probably couldn’t buy an old one, but they would not be hard to fabricate, being rather simple technology.
Included in the deal would also be a bunch of animals in wooden cages, plants and microbes, to test for long term medical effects. No matter what they found it would be useful information.
Come to think of it, instead of going wide band to fry electronics, if they could create a much more powerful burst on the narrow microwave band at 2.45 GHz, the frequency used for cooking, that missile could be far more interesting.
What the .....?
The Transistor Neutron Dance.
The first two are windup, mechanical laptop computers and cell phones, and the last is a steam-powered Terminator robot from the future.
"The first two are windup, mechanical laptop computers and cell phones, and the last is a steam-powered Terminator robot from the future."
Back to the future.
Several people make light of Odunga selling our secrets, but, these acts are no joke. Bo and his band of cons, crooks, criminals, and queers, have access to it all. Make no mistake, our secrets will be given, sold, and used by Bo et al to further undermine our country. I made this same statement prior to the 2008 election, and nobody responded.
Only a very old badger would make such a statement. Red, we don’t live in the tube world anymore. Now, if I could just find a pickup without any solid state circuits.
If he loses and can’t get it through the Courts or other means, he won’t even feel that he needs plausible denial in the period between the election and the inauguration. It is then we will see what he can do with EOs.
This is good, but I enjoy seeing muzzie ragheads obliterated!
That depends on the strength of the EMP-produced surge, and if there are components that will fry before the surge hits the tubes.
That's a common myth, but the only reason that humans even *know* about EMP is because our first nuclear blast in Space knocked out some streetlights in Hawaii.
Streetlights, and original light bulbs in particular, are vacuum tubes.
Big Deal! I’ve got employees that do that already!
My thoughts as well. Consistent with the repeal of DADT i suppose.
Field equipment is generally hardened, The rest of it isnt. For example, the mainframe that processes base level supply, personnel, accounting, etc is just an off the shelf IBM or similar machine and isnt necessarily protected. The systems that process the Crit message from an ambassador saying he is under attack is hardened and has been since the late 60's or early 70's.
American REMF units may wind up burnt out and those that field a force may be unaffected. Other countries equipment and that cobbled by nontraditional forces would likely fare much worse.
Well, you didn’t say “FairyDay” Cage.....
One Second After II: One City At A Time.
The alternative would be to install a large capacitor in the trunk and run contact
rods to the front of your vehicle. When contacted with another vehicle it would fry it
and possibly also kill everyone inside. Best used against unmanned vehicles.
/imagination run amok