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USAF to Get New 'Electronics Killer' Missiles

Sputnik News

20:53 28.05.2015(updated 20:54 28.05.2015)

A new missile developed by the Pentagon could apparently cripple all enemy electronic systems using a microwave pulse without physically destroying their targets. This has potential to change war as we know forever.

The United States Air Force (USAF) will soon be armed with new cruise missiles that can destroy all enemy electronics without harming people, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported.

The new technology was developed on the basis of high-precision cruise ground-to-air missiles, known as the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range (JASSM) designed as part of the Pentagon's Counter-Electronics High-Power Advanced Microwave Project (CHAMP).

The rocket is equipped with an electromagnetic gun that fires microwave projectiles. When hitting a target, the projectiles cause sudden surges in electricity and disable all electric equipment.

The purpose is to destroy enemies' command, control, communication and computing, as well as surveillance and intelligence capacities without hurting enemy personnel or infrastructure.

'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,' said Keith Coleman, the program manager of CHAMP.

The new technology will be a breakthrough in modern warfare, as it would save many lives while giving the enemy a huge blow.


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