Boeing CHAMP weapon Anyone have insights into the technology behind this new electromagnetic pulse weaponry?…. Here are some [incomplete] descriptions I’ve found…[ Just when I thought antivirus programs were finally protecting my computer, now this!!] Overview from http://www.army-technology.com/feat...c-pulse-weaponry-boeing-champ-jammer-grenades Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project [CHAMP] “..the premise of the missile is relatively simple; to remotely disable enemy systems with minimal collateral damage. Devices such as electromagnetic pulse bombs threaten to affect a large area and remain indiscriminate in doing so, putting at risk hospitals and other buildings that offer crucial services to innocent civilians. The CHAMP works by directing a precise beam of high-energy microwaves at the target building, disabling the electronics inside within seconds…. Boeing reported the results of the successful test…... The missile flew for an hour and targeted seven buildings, disrupting computers while limiting collateral damage…"Inside rows of personal computers and electrical systems were turned on to gauge the effects of the powerful radio waves. Seconds later the PC monitors went dark," which marked success. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-boeing-champ-weapon-sci-fi-style.html#jCp Making the jammer portable “..On a much smaller scale, but bearing a similar ethos, comes Netline Communications Technologies' Portable Jammer Packs. The Israel-based company has produced one of the smallest jammers ever made, roughly the size of a hand-thrown grenade, responding to a request for a portable jammer .. Technology “..In order to keep the device small enough to be hand-held, existing jamming modules have been miniaturised and antennas printed upon circuit boards inside the grenade. http://www.boeing.com/Features/2012/10/bds_champ_10_22_12.html CHAMP, which renders electronic targets useless, is a non-kinetic alternative to traditional explosive weapons that use the energy of motion to defeat a target. (Phys.org)—The Boeing "non-kinetic" missile passed its test flight earlier this month… CHAMP can zap an enemy's electronics and data systems via fired bursts of high-power microwaves structures with little to no harm to people or buildings. [LOL] Cannot tell if this is related to the weapon: http://esciencenews.com/articles/2009/09/16/new.afosr.magnetron.may.help.defeat.enemy.electronics “Researchers funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) at the University of Michigan invented a new type of magnetron that may be used to defeat enemy electronics… This invention exploits some plasma physics principles…as well as an innovative, new geometry to overcome the physical limitations of conventional magnetrons…. "The vision is to explore both a high power version of the magnetron invention and a separate higher frequency (mm wave) embodiment."