Search This Blog

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Congress Pressures Air Force To Finish Its Cyber Missile

If the war of the future is a cyberwar, it will need weapons with a specific anti-computer focus.

While bullets and bombs can certainly destroy computers, Congress is championing an old missile for the U.S. Air Force’s cyber mission. Named the “Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project,” or CHAMP, it’s an anti-computer missile canceled in 2012 that might just be brought back to life.

CHAMP is a missile that uses microwaves to knock out electronics near where it hits, completely shutting down the cyber infrastructure of an area while leaving people and buildings unharmed.

Read more

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Fair Use Notice

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.

The material is being made available in an effort to advance understanding arms trade activities, for non-profit research and educational purposes only.

I believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use,' you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

This is a completely non-commercial site for private personal use. No fee is charged, and no money is made off of the operation of this site.