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    ‘Today We Turned Science Fiction Into Science Fact’: Latest on the New Missile That Can Fry Electronics


    Boeing has completed another successful test for technology that fries enemy electronics with little to no collateral damage to other objects. This news comes a little more than a year after TheBlaze reported on Boeing’s previous successes with its Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP).
    Boeing describes CHAMP as “a non-kinetic alternative to traditional explosive weapons that use the energy of motion to defeat a target.” In its most recent test that took place last week with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., over the Utah Test and Training Range, Boeing proved CHAMP could follow a pre-programmed flight plan and wipe out enemy target data and electronic subsystems by emitting high amounts of energy.


    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/toda...y-electronics/
    TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
    “War is merely the continuation of politics by other means” - von Clausewitz
    Present Current Events are the Future's History

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    Wonder if it's using the vircator.... interesting stuff although not entirely useful in somewhere like Afghanistan except possible for defeating electronically controlled IEDs and their already basic comms...

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    • #3
      Microwave Missile Targets Electronics - Not People

      A successful missile test has ushered in a new era of warfare in which the U.S. military can take out electronic targets without destroying a single building. The experimental missile fired bursts of high-power microwaves at several target buildings to fry the computers and electrical systems inside during a test at the Utah Test and Training Range on Oct. 16. Such results signaled success for the Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) created by Boeing Phantom Works and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.
      "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," said Keith Coleman, CHAMP program manager for Boeing Phantom Works.
      http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/10/...spares-people/
      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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      • #4
        Beat ya' to it ...

        http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...d.php?t=128820
        TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
        “War is merely the continuation of politics by other means” - von Clausewitz
        Present Current Events are the Future's History

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          • #6
            You send a few of these in first, to fry the Air Defense radars, comms, targeting, etc. ...

            --- then your waves of B-2s packing 'Rods from Gawds'

            Several "meteor" impacts later (Act of Allah) numerous Mosques where Religious Fundamentalists whom are the Real Oligarchy behind a new nuclear power Guvmint meet every Friday about Noon, and suddenly the 'fearless' Leadership is gone ...





            TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
            “War is merely the continuation of politics by other means” - von Clausewitz
            Present Current Events are the Future's History

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            • #7
              Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
              --- then your waves of B-2s packing 'Rods from Gawds'
              Whatever happened to dropping those satilites. That was the big publicity buzz back in the 1980s. a couple hundred kilos tossed down from 100+ miles up ...

              Part of the function of our nervous system involves a micro voltage electric current. How long before someone figures out the right frequency & power setting to disrupt that?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Carl Schwamberg View Post
                Part of the function of our nervous system involves a micro voltage electric current. How long before someone figures out the right frequency & power setting to disrupt that?
                Back in the late '80s, when I was in college. I was involved in an experiment testing the effects of oscillating electric fields on rats. The idea was to infer the effects of high voltage power lines on humans. These power lines emit low frequency and low power electromagnetic radiation.

                We built a box for the rats and put large flat conductors on the top and bottom of the box to create an electric field (think capacitor). We then applied a 60 Hertz oscillating voltage on the plates and then cranked up the voltage and power.

                Initially, the rats exhibited normal behavior when placed in the box. They crawled around sniffing for food and trying to find a way out. However, as the voltage was applied, they slowed down and eventually stopped moving. They didn't appear to be in pain but we did apply enough voltage that the rats began to build up a corona and demonstrate a "glow discharge" (like ball lightening). You could actually see a glowing blue halo around each rat. At that point they were completely motionless and catatonic.

                However, when the voltage was removed the rats resumed their normal behavior as if nothing had happened. Maze tests and such did not indicate any neural or physical damage.

                At no point were the rats "electrocuted" as no current was flowing through them.

                It's difficult to infer how the rats felt when subjected to such treatment but it does imply that if you could produce similar conditions on a larger scale, humans would respond in the same manner. This could be a useful method of crowd control at soccer games...


                No tests were done to maximize the debilitating effect by varying the experimental parameters but there is probably a secret lab somewhere that does such things.
                Battles are dangerous affairs... Wang Hsi

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                • #9
                  hahaha ! I think 5th world war is gonna be with sword again .
                  Because all these now we have are gonna be damaged in 4th world war .
                  Then at the old time again .

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                    Drak... thats really interesting. Theres a book on my girlfriends shelves written by a doctor who spent a lot of time in the 1960s & 70 experimenting with low voltage, actually micro voltage, for stimulating growth in animal tissue. It worked great with worms and amphibians, but reptiles and mammals had only the smallest response. With the amphibioans they were able to stimulate and accelerate the regrowth of amputated limbs and other interesting tricks. I wonder if she still has that book ?

                    One of the chiropractic techniques she was trained in used a a sensor to detect low frequency electric activity in the nerve tissue. Around 8 hz I think. If the nerve was carrying chronic pain signals the frequency would be off from the norm, that & the location would indicate where in the spine the adjustment was needed. She thought it a lot more useful and faster than interpreting Xrays.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by albertjr View Post
                      hahaha ! I think 5th world war is gonna be with sword again .
                      Because all these now we have are gonna be damaged in 4th world war .
                      Then at the old time again .
                      Stick and stone!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Carl Schwamberg View Post
                        Drak... thats really interesting. Theres a book on my girlfriends shelves written by a doctor who spent a lot of time in the 1960s & 70 experimenting with low voltage, actually micro voltage, for stimulating growth in animal tissue. It worked great with worms and amphibians, but reptiles and mammals had only the smallest response. With the amphibioans they were able to stimulate and accelerate the regrowth of amputated limbs and other interesting tricks. I wonder if she still has that book ?
                        A vaguely recall something of the sort. Low voltage electric fields will induce ion transport. Ion transport is important in many biological activities including neurons which use Calcium and Chlorine ions separated by a membrane. If you impose a high enough voltage (electric field) the ion behavior will also change. In the case of the rats, the higher level brain functions probably shut down due to the high electric fields on the surface of their brains.

                        With something as simple as a worm it doesn't take much to alter the ion transport but the polarity if the electric field is probably important so the right ions move in the preferred direction.

                        Originally posted by Carl Schwamberg View Post
                        One of the chiropractic techniques she was trained in used a a sensor to detect low frequency electric activity in the nerve tissue. Around 8 hz I think. If the nerve was carrying chronic pain signals the frequency would be off from the norm, that & the location would indicate where in the spine the adjustment was needed. She thought it a lot more useful and faster than interpreting Xrays.
                        And smarter, less expensive, and safer...

                        Western doctors tend to use brute force rather than intelligence and finesse when treating most medical conditions.
                        Battles are dangerous affairs... Wang Hsi

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