Thursday, October 25, 2012

Attention world.

What you thought was warfare is not warfare anymore.  The rules have changed.  This is a game-changer of the first order.  What good are nuclear weapons when the "launch" button is disabled?

The timing of this is quite auspicious as well, given possible budget cuts at the Pentagon.  But that is neither here nor there at the moment.  Foreign Policy is steeped in calculating power, ability, and willingness to use force...and the capability to disarm a sovereign nation with the payload of smart-guided missiles (and miniaturization must also be taken into account) is a potential instant revolution anywhere the U.S. wishes.

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory 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
 that was monitored from Hill Air Force Base. (credit: Boeing)

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

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