by John Galt
October 24, 2012 05:20 ET
Just when you thought it was safe to leave your electronics out of the Faraday cage for a day or two, along comes Boeing with a new toy for Big Brother; a cruise missile which emits a microwave burst of energy which creates an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) as it flies by disabling all electronic devices. In a story from Gizmodo, a test was conducted last week and per the article by Jamie Condlieffe:
The CHAMP tests took place in the Western Utah Desert on October 16th. As it flew by a two-story building, its on-board microwave system shut down every piece of electronic equipment running inside the place. In fact, the test went so well that it disabled all the cameras recording the event, too.
Great. So now do not only have to worry about VIPR trucks driving by our homes and snooping to see what we own, now they have a missile which can take down the internet in an area or destroy your electronic devices whenever they feel the individual in question is a threat to the government. The video from Boeing’s web site discussing the project is stunning:
Also from the Boeing website this quote should disturb my readers when one considers the insidious nature of how a government out of control could use this weapon on its own citizens:
“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,”
To read the article in full from the Boeing website click on the link below:
P.S. – It can be mounted on a drone also. FYI.