Boeing has successfully tested a new weapon, a missile that does not carry a warhead laden with explosives, but rather a device spreading radiation which jams the electronic systems used by opponents.
The missile, named CHAMP, was launched with a predetermined trajectory, and disrupted electronic systems stationed at a range in the state of Utah whileon its route. Seven targets stationed at the range were successfully disrupted in the framework of the test which lasted an hour and saw the launch of several such missiles.
An effort is underway in the US, as well as in many other countries, to
develop a weapon system that will paralyze the technological systems of enemy forces, preventing it from operating. It seems that the Boeing development was carried out at the request of the US Department of Defense, and that it is a part of a larger effort which has yet to be revealed.
An electromagnetic pulse, which results in the disruption of systems over a considerably extensive area due to the aerial detonation of a relatively small nuclear device, should be reminded in this context. The development of Boeing's missile is an attempt to generate local disruption capabilities via missiles.
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