A missile using bursts of energy instead of explosives to degrade or destroy electronic targets has been successfully tested by Boeing and the U.S. Air Force.
The experimental missile is called the Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project weapon. It provides the capability for selective high-frequency radio wave strikes against numerous targets during a single mission. Additional details of the weapon weren’t disclosed.
“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.”
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