Thursday, December 6, 2012

Doomsday for Iran? US Tests EMP Missile - CHAMP - Israel National News

OK, OK, OK.

Ok, Guys with the Fancy Weapons:

We got it.

You just wanted to let us know what you're up to.  

We as citizens appreciate that gesture.

In this vein of honesty that we are sharing, care to answer some questions then?

I'm sure we'll think of a couple.

STAY INFORMED.

-MP


P.S. Codename of CHAMP is a nice touch.

 

Casual Search Produced these Results:

 

 

Boeing CHAMP (Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile) EMP/Microwave Missile Destroys Electronic Targets, not People
By David Crane
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October 25, 2012
Boeing Phantom Works and a U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate team recently tested a new microwave missile called the Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile, or "CHAMP", at the Utah Test and Training Range. CHAMP essentially delivers an EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse)-like directed high-energy microwave burst at as it flies at or past a target, and then keeps going to fry any/all other electronic targets on its route. According to CHAMP program manager Keith Coleman of Boeing Phantom Works, CHAMP "marks a new era in modern-day warfare". "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," he went on to say.
CHAMP successfully hit and disabled seven (electronic) targets in all over the course of an hour during the Oct. 16th test (at 10:32 a.m. MST). Raytheon Ktech supplies the High-Power microwave source/emitter.
Vice president of Advanced Boeing Military Aircraft James Dodd highlighted the weapon's precision warfare/humanitarian aspects, emphasizing CHAMP's ability to defeat electronic targets while leaving human beings totally unscathed. Attenuating/mitigating collateral damage is of course one of the U.S. military's primary technology drivers, at present. The U.S. military has recently come under criticism for collateral damge to non-combatants during General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper drone/UAS/UAV (Unmanned Aerial System/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) strikes, where Lockheed Martin HELLFIRE II air-to-ground missiles are fired at vehicles and human targets.
If the Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile (CHAMP) can perform in a real-world combat environment like it did in the test, Mr. Coleman may very well be right.
Photo Credit: Boeing Phantom Works

 


Video: Doomsday for Iran? US Tests EMP Bomb

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/162868#.UMA-SNdv5aB

Boeing has successfully tested an EMP missile that could be doomsday for Iran; media have largely ignored the development.

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 12/6/2012, 1:10 PM / Last Update: 12/5/2012, 1:10 PM

The Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran
The Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran
AFP/Mehr News/File

Boeing has successful tested an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) missile that turns “science fiction into science fact” and could be the doomsday weapon against Iran, but media have largely ignored the development.
The U.S. Air Force and Boeing demonstrated the device more than two months ago over a military site in the Utah desert, reported the VR-Zone technology website.
Boeing did not keep the test a secret, but most mainstream media and technology sites overlooked the report.

The test was codenamed CHAMP -- Counter-Electronics High Power Advanced Missile Project and was the first time a real EMP missile has been tested with positive real world results.
One of the most startling developments in the research and test is that the missile system does not use any explosives, thereby limiting damage to its intended goal of directing microwave energy that can cause instant blackouts.

 

Boeing's Advanced EMP Missile.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fhZLkmQ0jUE 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fhZLkmQ0jUE

Keith Coleman, who serves as Boeing’s CHAMP program manager in their Phantom Works division, stated that video camera showed “images of numerous desktop computers running, and then suddenly all of them go out quickly followed by the camera going to black,” VR-Zone reported.

“We hit every target we wanted to...  Today we made science fiction, science fact,” said Coleman. 
An Arutz Sheva opinion article in August mentioned Israel's possible use of an EMP bomb against Iran. The report triggered a chain reaction, allegedly influencing U.S. intelligence sources who have since been quoted in several publications with doubtful assumptions that the article reflected Israel government thinking.

The London Times subsequently reported that an EMP bomb could cripple Iran by shutting down its electronics and sending the Islamic Republic “back to the Stone Age.”

EMP causes non-lethal gamma energy to react with the magnetic field and produces a powerful electromagnetic shock wave that can destroy electronic devices, especially those used in Iran’s nuclear plants.

The shock wave would knock out Iran’s power grid and communications systems for transport and financial services, leading to economic collapse.



 


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Boeing invents new way to eject CD´s; EMP rocket replaces paperclip
 In an interesting experiment Boeing fired a CHAMP rocket at a building full of PC´s and other electronics and managed to get one of the PC´s to finally release that CD which had been stuck for years.

The Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project promises to deliver the equivalent of a large number of microwaves into a small form factor and can deliver this to the battle field destroying all commodity gadgets. Terrorists all over the world are busy building Faraday cages for their Nintendo´s.

A Utah building was hit by a Boeing developed Champ rocket; even the cameras went down, but just before that we can see at 0:42
the successful CD-eject. In future military deployment this will be a surprise attack on terrorist leaders sitting in front of PC´s.

Earlier attempts to improve on the old paperclip trick were based on nuclear blasts releasing an enormous amount of EMP radiation. The disadvantage being the fall-out and the loss of lives. The new CHAMP missile rocket is so precise it can be flown into an office window just like the US claimed the Tomahawks could do in Bagdad. However without all that ugly damage and the added advantage that marines can now pick up the freshly released CD.

More info on http://www.boeing.com/Features/2012/10/bds_champ_10_22_12.html
 
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