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#Military: what are the high-powered microwave missiles deployed by the United States?

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Laboratory has reportedly been working on the CHAMP missile for decades. Currently, the missile is being deployed at U.S. military bases in the Middle East to counter IEDs and drones


According to the British website Daily Mail, the U.S. Air Force has reportedly, in great secrecy, deployed a high-powered microwave missile to destroy electronic equipment inside enemy targets or buildings.


Operational schematic of a high-power microwave missile

According to the British website Daily Mail, the U.S. Air Force has reportedly, in great secrecy, deployed a high-powered microwave missile to destroy electronic equipment inside enemy targets or buildings.


This missile was reportedly made by the U.S. Boeing Company's phantom engineering department as part of the "advanced high-power microwave missile for anti-electronic systems" (CHAMP) project.


In 2012, this missile was successfully tested and then put into use in 2019.

CHAMP missiles can be carried by the B-52 bomber and other aircraft and launched from low altitude toward the target. When the missile enters the target area, the weapon can emit high-powered microwaves to cripple the electronic equipment of enemy targets or buildings without causing further damage.


In recent years, the project has been carried out in secret.

In its first test, the CHAMP missile flew over a two-story building at the test site, firing microwaves that destroyed all electronic equipment inside the building without damaging other objects.


The U.S. Department of Energy's National Laboratory has reportedly been working on the CHAMP missile for decades. Currently, the missile is being deployed at U.S. military bases in the Middle East to counter IEDs and drones.

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