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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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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


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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To: CaptainKrunch
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.

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.

21 posted on 10/24/2012 6:45:03 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: blam

Why do we know about this???

Isn’t anything secret anymore?


22 posted on 10/24/2012 6:50:47 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: blam

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.


23 posted on 10/24/2012 6:56:31 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: blam

Old technology. I’ve been able to make any electronic device malfunction just by being close for years.


24 posted on 10/24/2012 6:58:42 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Lacey2

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)


25 posted on 10/24/2012 7:00:12 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: blam
Won't hurt me, I'm going Steampunk.




26 posted on 10/24/2012 7:03:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: blam

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.


27 posted on 10/24/2012 7:05:14 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great para/p)
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To: Lacey2

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.


28 posted on 10/24/2012 7:05:52 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Mr. K

Bigger hint: Dead microwaves are useful faraday cages.


29 posted on 10/24/2012 7:06:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: SampleMan
"Isn’t anything secret anymore?"

When you and I know about these things...secrecy is no longer needed/desired.

30 posted on 10/24/2012 7:07:34 AM PDT by blam
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To: CaptainKrunch

Typo - Faraday cage, not Farady cage (to anyone interested).


31 posted on 10/24/2012 7:07:34 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom does not promise safety and security, freedom only promises freedom.)
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To: arthurus
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?

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.

32 posted on 10/24/2012 7:08:56 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: blam

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.


33 posted on 10/24/2012 7:11:30 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Lazamataz
Won't hurt me, I'm going Steampunk.




 

What the .....?


34 posted on 10/24/2012 7:12:01 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom does not promise safety and security, freedom only promises freedom.)
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To: blam

The Transistor Neutron Dance.


35 posted on 10/24/2012 7:12:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

The first two are windup, mechanical laptop computers and cell phones, and the last is a steam-powered Terminator robot from the future.


36 posted on 10/24/2012 7:15:00 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: Lazamataz

"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.


37 posted on 10/24/2012 7:22:09 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom does not promise safety and security, freedom only promises freedom.)
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To: duckworth

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.


38 posted on 10/24/2012 7:24:31 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Red Badger

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.


39 posted on 10/24/2012 7:26:05 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


40 posted on 10/24/2012 7:27:47 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: blam

This is good, but I enjoy seeing muzzie ragheads obliterated!


41 posted on 10/24/2012 7:30:27 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist!)
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To: Red Badger
Tubes are impervious to EMP. Only solid state devices can be destroyed.....

That depends on the strength of the EMP-produced surge, and if there are components that will fry before the surge hits the tubes.

42 posted on 10/24/2012 7:40:41 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Red Badger
"Tubes are impervious to EMP. Only solid state devices can be destroyed......................" - Red Badger

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.

43 posted on 10/24/2012 7:51:46 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Neoliberalnot

44 posted on 10/24/2012 7:54:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: blam

Big Deal! I’ve got employees that do that already!


45 posted on 10/24/2012 7:59:54 AM PDT by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: SampleMan

My thoughts as well. Consistent with the repeal of DADT i suppose.


46 posted on 10/24/2012 8:00:46 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: InterceptPoint
"...military equipment is hardened against EMP ..."

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.

47 posted on 10/24/2012 8:03:14 AM PDT by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Well, you didn’t say “FairyDay” Cage.....


48 posted on 10/24/2012 8:07:45 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: blam

One Second After II: One City At A Time.


49 posted on 10/24/2012 8:09:53 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (November 6th is the tipping point for freedom in America.)
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To: DennisR
A huge Magnetron array with an energy supply the size of a bus with the power to light a small city
would accomplish your needs. Building one is also a problem since there would be limited directional control
and the high probability of frying your brain on the first test, but your wouldn't know it after.
You would be found on the floor drooling.

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

50 posted on 10/24/2012 8:33:28 AM PDT by MaxMax
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