Boeing Hi-Tech EMP weapon drone “problem in wrong hands”

via Boeing

via Boeing

It is a reflection of the times we live in that the news of a functional EMP drone worried me more than the fact drones that deliver explosives have already existed for donkeys years.  We so love our gadgets, don’t we?

If they are publicly admitting to the existence of a directional EMP weapon that is put in the right location by remote controlled drone technology, you can bet your bottom dollar that it has already existed as Top Secret tech for some time.

It’s just going retail now.  (Or is it?)  

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing successfully tested the weapon on a one-hour flight during which  it knocked out the computers of an entire military compound in the Utah desert.

It is thought the missile could  penetrate the bunkers and caves believed to be hiding Iran’s suspected nuclear facilities. But experts have warned that, in the wrong hands, the technology could be used to bring Western cities such as London to their knees.

1. New Weapon announced.  2. Experts say it could be a problem in the wrong hands.

We need experts for that?

Boeing said that the test was so successful even the camera recording it was disabled.

Codenamed the Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP), it is the first time a missile with electromagnetic pulse capability has been tested.

The company did release real film showing a row of computers that can be seen shutting down when the electromagnetic pulse is switched on.

Now they go all “Iran” on us.  To prove the weapon worked, they released a video.  The image below was taken from that video.  And miraculously, the camera wasn’t affected by it.

Welcome to the 20th Century of EMP weapons test

Welcome to the 20th Century of EMP weapons test

Late 1990s computer technology, including a fuzzy camera that survives an EMP pulse?

Apparently, it was recorded during an “earlier test”.  Much, much earlier.

What’s going on here?  Is Boeing putting their entry in for “Worst Technical Effects” category to beat out Iran’s Space monkey and Fighter Jet?

I have no doubt the Tech exists, and has existed for some time.  But the above “proof” is a joke.  Someone is taking the piss here.


Source:  Daily Mail


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  • Patrick

    Definitely a photo from the ’50s, these guys are as bad as the Iranians. Best they do a proper field test somewhere in Iran itself

  • sandynobb

    Now, where did I put my tinfoil hat?

  • Tony

    the camera may not have been digital and therefore would not have been killed off by EMP. basically, transistors get fried, valves don’t. You can also acquire EMP-hardened mil-spec equipment.

    • thor42

      True. Yep, there’s definitely a few places for “trailing-edge” technology still. I saw an article about a demo for a nanomechanical computer chip. They dunked it into the core of a small nuclear reactor to test its radiation-resistance. After 24 hours in there, it ran just fine.

  • Mr_Blobby

    Yes CRT Monitors just give it away.

    Bring on the Revolution.