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Boeing Successfully Tests Microwave Missile That Takes Out Electronic Targets
CBS St. Louis ^ | October 25, 2012 | NA

Posted on 10/25/2012 12:44:32 PM PDT by neverdem

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (CBS St. Louis) — Boeing successfully tests a new missile that can take out electronic targets with little collateral damage.

The aerospace company tested the microwave missile last week on a two-story building on the Utah Test and Training Range where computers and electronic systems were turned on to gauge the effects of the missile’s radio waves, according to a Boeing press release.

The missile, known as CHAMP (Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project), fired a burst of High Powered Microwaves at the building, successfully knocking out the electronic systems and computers, and even taking out the television cameras recording the test...

(Excerpt) Read more at stlouis.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: aerospace; boeing; champ; defensespending; electronictargets; microwavemissile; miltech; zaplist

1 posted on 10/25/2012 12:44:44 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Boeing should have kept this under wraps.


2 posted on 10/25/2012 12:47:59 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: neverdem

Agreed. A device that can knock out the electronics on specific buildings is not something to publish for everyone to know.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 12:50:21 PM PDT by lurk
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To: sanjuanbob
Agreed too.. But 0bama can't destroy America unless our threats know more than we do. Yes, Boeing is to blame for talking about it, but 0bama has set the tone for talking about EVERYTHING which would otherwise be classified in previous administrations.

By the way, can this be countered with ordinary microwave appliances like cellphones triangulated a stealth fighter to be shot down over Bosnia?

4 posted on 10/25/2012 12:53:43 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: neverdem

I want some sharks with frickin’ microwaves on their heads!


5 posted on 10/25/2012 12:55:19 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: USMCPOP

Imagine if one of these things can be fired from a stealth platform


6 posted on 10/25/2012 12:58:06 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: sanjuanbob

There are a couple of possibilities:
1. The wrong people already knew about this through leaks or espionage.
2. This is part of a disinformation campaign — the capabilities of the device are being inflated, to scare (say) Iran, and cause them to mis-allocate defensive resources.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 12:59:14 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: neverdem

If they have this weapon they had better figure out a way to shield against it, because if we can do it chances are that other countries can do it as well.

In todays world , knock out the electronics and we are helpless.


8 posted on 10/25/2012 1:15:26 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: neverdem
Is this like the experimental road strip device that shuts down all the electronics on cars being chased by police?
9 posted on 10/25/2012 1:18:32 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: USMCPOP
From the comments at the site:

"Now what we need are land mines that look like prayer mats"

10 posted on 10/25/2012 1:22:22 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: lurk

Why? It’s not like it’s breaking tech, really. Just implementation to a specific and precise missile.


11 posted on 10/25/2012 1:33:39 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: neverdem

This seems like the ideal auto accessory to deal with drivers who cut me off in traffic.


12 posted on 10/25/2012 1:52:10 PM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: unlearner

zapping a car in front of you seems like a not good idea.


13 posted on 10/25/2012 1:56:27 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: neverdem

I wonder if this could take out the guidance package on an ICBM.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 2:00:42 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: RitchieAprile

But what if the terrorists don't have microwaves?

15 posted on 10/25/2012 2:01:41 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: Fido969

what were you doing in my kitchen?


16 posted on 10/25/2012 2:05:32 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile

The idea may need further consideration, but I am thinking it would not usually be difficult to just go around them when their car stalls. I’m assuming they would come to a gradual stop. Would love to test it out. Seems such opportunities are quite frequent.


17 posted on 10/25/2012 2:17:18 PM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: Fido969

Popcorn needs only 3 minutes at the most.


18 posted on 10/25/2012 3:15:45 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Some guy demonstrated how easy this was a couple years ago. He bought all the stuff at a local electronics store and used the contraption to fry electronics across the street easily.

No secrets her people, been easy to do for years.

19 posted on 10/25/2012 3:39:19 PM PDT by itsahoot
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To: neverdem; xzins

Why do we need to know this?

Is nothing other than Obama’s college transcripts and Birth Records kept secret anymore?


20 posted on 10/25/2012 3:43:09 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
This is part of a disinformation campaign — the capabilities of the device are being inflated, to scare (say) Iran, and cause them to mis-allocate defensive resources.

You forget one thing.

Obama is president.

21 posted on 10/25/2012 3:44:57 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Oh, yeah. That.


22 posted on 10/25/2012 4:05:37 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
"Now what we need are land mines that look like prayer mats"

LOL!! That's freakin' AWESOME!

23 posted on 10/25/2012 4:10:48 PM PDT by liberty_lvr (Drill Gaia like a 3 am prom date)
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To: sanjuanbob; lurk

Why should Boeing have kept it under wraps? It’s not like this is new or secret technology. Eureka Aerospace demonstrated similar technology that would allow police to fry an automobile’s electronics from a squad car or helicopter, over 7 years ago.

This is nothing that our enemies weren’t already aware of. This is as groundbreaking as mounting machine guns on biplanes. Everyone knew it was coming long before the guns were mounted on the first plane.


24 posted on 10/25/2012 4:12:21 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Venturer

And beyond defense targets, it’s not hard to come up with the high-value private sector / economic targets.


25 posted on 10/25/2012 4:57:43 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Melas

It’s not like this is new or secret technology.


Boeing spokesman quoted as saying today turned science fiction into science fact. The technology marks a new era in modern warfare.

So while the thought isn’t new, Boeing’s technology certainly is. Our enemies knew about stealth technology, but we didn’t go around talking about it. I just think future military applications should be kept under wraps.


26 posted on 10/25/2012 5:47:59 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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27 posted on 10/25/2012 6:11:36 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

cool.


28 posted on 10/25/2012 6:24:41 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA; sanjuanbob

It’s not exactly a new idea ~ been around for a long enough time it shows up as a staple in hugo gernsback sci fi from 1926 on. here’s a picture: http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-90099475409935_2226_14861792


29 posted on 10/25/2012 6:54:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: liberty_lvr

All prayer mats are land mines.


30 posted on 10/25/2012 8:45:38 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666; ExTexasRedhead; Squantos
the_devils_advocate_666 wrote:
From the comments at the site: "Now what we need are land mines that look like prayer mats"

Sounds like an email I just got:

Investment opportunity...

Thought you might want to consider getting on board early....
A Canadian engineer just started his own business in Afghanistan .
He's making land mines that look like prayer mats.
It's doing well. He says prophets are going through the roof...


31 posted on 10/25/2012 9:54:43 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: larryjohnson
Was Iran Behind Benghazi?

Any relation?

32 posted on 10/25/2012 10:08:51 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Yehuda

Now that’s how ya make a prophet sheik themselves ....:o)

Metzuyan Yehuda !.....


33 posted on 10/26/2012 12:44:02 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos

Where the sunni doesn’t shine! ( : >)


34 posted on 10/26/2012 7:11:08 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: neverdem

If you wanna take out their electrics, just hook ‘em up to PEPCO.


35 posted on 10/26/2012 7:18:36 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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Thanks neverdem.
36 posted on 10/26/2012 2:55:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 10/26/2012 9:02:45 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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