CHAMP – Lights Out

Artist's rendering shows a CHAMP flying over a targetHere is reason enough to have survival supplies that do not require electricity. Does anyone think they are not going to use it against us?

Boeing – by Randy Jackson

A recent weapons flight test in the Utah desert may change future warfare after the missile successfully defeated electronic targets with little to no collateral damage.  

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., successfully tested the Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) during a flight over the Utah Test and Training Range.

CHAMP, which renders electronic targets useless, is a non-kinetic alternative to traditional explosive weapons that use the energy of motion to defeat a target.

Artist's rendering shows a CHAMP flying over a targetAFRL – 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.  ->

During the test, the CHAMP missile navigated a pre-programmed flight plan and emitted bursts of high-powered energy, effectively knocking out the target’s data and electronic subsystems. CHAMP allows for selective high-frequency radio wave strikes against numerous targets during a single mission.

“This technology marks a new era in modern-day warfare,” said Keith Coleman, CHAMP program manager for Boeing Phantom Works. “In the near future, this technology may be used to render an enemy’s electronic and data systems useless even before the first troops or aircraft arrive.”

6 thoughts on “CHAMP – Lights Out

    1. It appears that these are miniature emp bombs, or rather directed energy from the drone or a device like the police use now for disabling automobiles with a hand held emp emitter. Lots of plans on the internet for building one yourself. They must have the good technology hidden from us though, because the one I tried to design would have an 8 foot coil for the director, and would only destroy electronics from a hundred feet.

      1. So basically they are using similar technology that was introduced in the latest “Fast and Furious” movie when the thieves disabled the electrical systems in their cars with an EMP type device that was shot and jammed into their cars.

  1. EMPs will be one of our best defenses against the so-called ‘government’s’ electronically based war.

    If we can reduce them to using only soldiers with guns, we have the numbers to overwhelm them easily.

    No contest.

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