Technology ready for program of record

Congress Pushing Air Force To Produce Computer-Killing CHAMP Weapon

March 26, 2015 at 5:18 PM
The computer-killing microwave pulse technology the Air Force Research Laboratory has been maturing for the past two decades is ready for conversion into an operational weapon system but still needs to clear some internal bureaucratic hurdles before becoming a program of record. A functional, non-lethal, counter-electronics missile that uses powerful pulses of microwave energy to destroy electrical infrastructure was successfully tested in 2012 and still hasn't been converted into a program of record. Congress passed legislation urging the Air Force...

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