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Boeing and Raytheon  have won seedling contracts to define requirements for a new kind of aerial weapon for the US Air Force that uses high-power microwave (HPM) beams instead of explosives.

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Trimble, Stephen. "Boeing, Raytheon win work on high power microwave missile". Flight International September 24, 2010.
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/09/24/347688/boeing-raytheon-win-work-on-high-power-microwave-missile.html

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Re: Boeing and Raytheon to develop high-power microwave missile
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 04:35:22 pm »
any high-power microwave missile or E-BOMB photos ? thanks

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Re: Boeing and Raytheon to develop high-power microwave missile
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 12:14:22 am »
any high-power microwave missile or E-BOMB photos ? thanks

Sure. Here's one.

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Boeing CHAMP Missile Completes 1st Flight Test
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 04:15:23 am »
Boeing CHAMP Missile Completes 1st Flight TestBoeing, Air Force Research Laboratory team on nonlethal microwave weapon
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 22, 2011 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) today announced that they successfully completed the missile's first flight test earlier this year at the Utah Test and Training Range at Hill Air Force Base.

CHAMP is a nonlethal alternative to kinetic weapons that neutralizes electronic targets. It would allow the military to focus on these targets while minimizing or eliminating collateral damage.

The CHAMP missile pointed at a set of simulated targets, confirming that the missile could be controlled and timed while using a High-powered Microwave (HPM) system against multiple targets and locations. The software used was identical to the software required for a vehicle with a fully integrated HPM system on board.

"It was as close to the real thing as we could get for this test," said Keith Coleman, CHAMP program manager for Boeing Phantom Works. "This demonstration, which brings together the Air Force Research Laboratory's directed energy technology and Boeing's missile design, sets the stage for a new breed of nonlethal but highly effective weapon systems."

The three-year, $38 million joint capability technology demonstration program includes ground and flight demonstrations that focus on technology integration risk reduction and military utility. More tests are scheduled for later this year.

Boeing received the contract in April 2009. As the prime contractor, Boeing provides the airborne platform and serves as the system integrator. Albuquerque, N.M.-based Ktech Corp. -- the primary subcontractor -- supplies the HPM source. Sandia National Laboratories provides the pulse power system under a separate contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory.

 http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=1933
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Re: Boeing and Raytheon to develop high-power microwave missile
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 10:04:29 pm »
Works Like a CHAMP: The non-explosive missile known as CHAMP completed a flight test over the Utah desert, successfully knocking out electronic targets with its high-powered-microwave-emitting payload while causing no collateral damage, announced contractor Boeing. "Today we turned science fiction into science fact," said Keith Coleman, Boeing's CHAMP program manager, in the company's Oct. 22 release. He added, "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." Boeing and the Air Force Research Lab's directed energy directorate conducted the test on Oct. 16 at the Utah Test and Training Range, according to the company. CHAMP "successfully knocked out" the targets—personal computers and electrical systems—in a two-story building on the test range during the one-hour test, according to a separate company release. Boeing is developing CHAMP, which stands for Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project, under an Office of the Secretary of Defense-sponsored project. (See also Getting to the Point.)
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Re: Boeing and Raytheon to develop high-power microwave missile
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 12:32:08 am »
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Re: Boeing and Raytheon to develop high-power microwave missile
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 01:12:47 am »
I've downloaded it, but only can upload in the evening
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Re: Boeing and Raytheon to develop high-power microwave missile
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2012, 04:03:28 pm »
CHAMP high-powered microwaves degrade or destroy electronic targets without collateral damage 
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, Oct. 22, 2012 -- A recent weapons flight test in the Utah desert may change future warfare after the missile successfully defeated electronic targets with little to no collateral damage.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., successfully tested the Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) during a flight over the Utah Test and Training Range that was monitored from Hill Air Force Base.
CHAMP, which renders electronic targets useless, is a non-kinetic alternative to traditional explosive weapons that use the energy of motion to defeat a target.
During the test, the CHAMP missile navigated a pre-programmed flight plan and emitted bursts of high-powered energy, effectively knocking out the target's data and electronic subsystems. CHAMP allows for selective high-frequency radio wave strikes against numerous targets during a single mission.
"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."
CHAMP is a multiyear, joint capability technology demonstration that includes ground and flight tests.
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2454

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Re: Boeing and Raytheon to develop high-power microwave missile
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2012, 06:50:53 pm »
How much does one of these things cost, and what's the range they want, I wonder?  If you can get one of these into denied airspace by launching outside of strategic SAM range, then this has become gasoline on the fire of one of our other favorite debates around here.  I wonder if you can scale this up to work from outside LEO and still get the required accuracy and a small enough footprint to hit pinpoint targets...
 
Edit:  I also wonder if this has a hope in hell of working against a shielded target.  Because if not, it basically devolves into a niche weapon, right?
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Re: Boeing and Raytheon to develop high-power microwave missile
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2012, 08:25:43 pm »
But how much existing equipment is hardened against microwave attacks? Probably not many of them.

It's also worth considering that radar and electro-optics are particularly vulnerable to HPM damage. Why those targets should be interesting is obvious...

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Re: Boeing and Raytheon to develop high-power microwave missile
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2012, 03:51:27 am »
How much does one of these things cost, and what's the range they want, I wonder?  If you can get one of these into denied airspace by launching outside of strategic SAM range, then this has become gasoline on the fire of one of our other favorite debates around here.  I wonder if you can scale this up to work from outside LEO and still get the required accuracy and a small enough footprint to hit pinpoint targets...
 
Edit:  I also wonder if this has a hope in hell of working against a shielded target.  Because if not, it basically devolves into a niche weapon, right?

How many unshielded laptops and other computers are laying around at an average airbase?  Zap 'em all and what's the effect?  Or what about things like fuel transportation, communications, etc. 
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Re: Boeing and Raytheon to develop high-power microwave missile
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2012, 05:51:22 am »
Also useful against anything with electronics in, so fuel trucks, maybe PGM stocks, and planes in HAS

Could also hurt AEGIS / Patriot radars ?


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Re: Boeing and Raytheon to develop high-power microwave missile
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2012, 11:41:30 pm »
Edit:  I also wonder if this has a hope in hell of working against a shielded target.  Because if not, it basically devolves into a niche weapon, right?


A target shielded from EMP is not necessarily shielded from HPM, and HPM effects can be tailored somewhat.

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Re: Boeing and Raytheon to develop high-power microwave missile
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2013, 02:04:03 am »
What will it do to valve technology?