Editor’s Note: A Lockheed Martin missile with a miniaturized pulse-generated beam weapon capable of destroying electronics like computers from miles away? What could possibly go wrong…
The Air Force has reportedly picked Lockheed Martin’s long-range Joint Air-to-Surface Missile to carry a new “superweapon’ – a pulse-generated beam weapon capable of destroying electronics and computers from miles away.
Major Gen. Thomas Masiello of the Air Force Research Laboratory says the technology, known as CHAMP — Counter-electronics High-powered microwave Advanced Missile Project — can destroy electronic equipment with bursts of high-power microwave energy, The technology will be “miniaturized” to fit the Lockheed missile, Flight Global reports.
This revolutionary development in weaponry, right out of a Star Trek episode, could radically change warfare, experts say, as the new revelations may spark a new arms race for such technology…
“We’re not quite up to the place where the Star Trek and Star Wars movies are, but this is definitely an advancement in technology to be able to give us an opportunity to something we couldn’t do before,” said lead test engineer Peter Finlay.
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