The story received very little attention in the media, and a lot of us who follow science and technology research missed it – we now have a working electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) missile that will be used as an offensive or defensive weapon by the military.
The project test was announced on September 22, 2012, and codenamed, the Counter-Electronics High Power Advanced Missile Project, or simply CHAMP. This is the first time a real EMP missile has been tested with positive real world results.
Boeing in partnership with the US Air Force Research Laboratories Directed Energy Directorate created the CHAMP weapons system, and successfully tested the system over the Utah desert on a military compound. The exact details on how the device was made will remain a secret, but we do know that it is transmitted from a missile-like device that flies over the intended target and directs its concentrated microwave energy.
Keith Coleman who serves as Boeings CHAMP program manager in their Phantom Works division stated that the EMP device not only worked well but he also implied it worked better than expected. Coleman goes on to say: When that computer went out, when we fired, it actually took out the cameras as well. We took out everything on that. It was fantastic. Coleman further noted that this new technology would be marked as a new age for modern warfare.
Source: VR-Zone: Technology Beats, http://vr-zone.com/articles/lights-out-boeing-creates-the-first-working-emp-bomb/18163.html#ixzz2EgJUrOz1