As modern warfare continues to be fought behind key boards and monitors, last week Boeing successfully tested a missile capable of making screens go blank. Boeing says their Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project known as CHAMP may one day change modern warfare by knocking out electronic targets with little or no collateral damage.
Here's how Boeing described the event:
In one hour, seven test-range targets were hit and all electronics inside the buildings were degraded and defeated.
"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."