The following is a quote from part of an article by Michael A. Robinson at this link:
This Boeing “Bomb” Knocks Out Computers (and Leaves Everything Else Unharmed)
The battle of the future just might be fought with… microwaves. That’s right. These silent, invisible pulses of energy could soon help the U.S. win wars without firing a single shot.
What we’re talking about here is an electromagnetic pulse (EMP).
The problem with EMPs in the past was, they often meant using a nuclear weapon. Once the nuke blows up, it sends an EMP out that kills all electronics in the area – cell phones, computers, radios, and more. That’s a cool side effect, but, of course, you don’t want to go around detonating A-bombs.
Now, however the Pentagon has shown it can launch an EMP without the nuke. It simply dispels a burst of high-power microwaves. Known as the Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project, or CHAMP, the missile scored a kill in a Utah desert test when it knocked out all the electronics in a targeted room without any collateral damage.
Even the video camera recording the test died.
“This technology marks a new era in modern-day warfare,” said Keith Coleman, CHAMP program manager for Boeing Phantom Works, which did the test. “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.”
Think of the implications for our soldiers. (End of my quote from the article)
Here are the implications as I see them:
The significance of this quote is obvious. We are looking at the end of Nuclear Warfare as an option in modern warfare. The weapons can go off before you ever launch them. Any technology dependent on computers like Nuclear Power Plants are vulnerable to attack.
He states that even the video camera was knocked out by these pulses. Normally such pulses are generated by a nuclear blast. They have found a way to do it with microwaves instead. It wipes out all electrical devices in its path. That includes computers, cell phones, you name it: if it is electronic it goes bye bye.
That means that every nuclear device, every missile with a nuclear warhead, could be made to explode before it ever leaves the missile bay. Any missile in route to a target could become a complete rogue stray that might hit any place and any time. Without navigation equipment functioning, without a signal telling it to go off, all of our entire nuclear arsenal could go off at its originating point. Or not.
Think about that. What if those pulses were aimed at an enemy like North Korea, or Iran. Would all of their nuclear devices go up in smoke as well?
What happens when all the driving electronic devices goes down. I don't know. Sure don't want to find out the hard way.
In the rapidly changing world of technological advances, our entire military could be disabled by its dependence on electronic devices to function. So far these pulses go through all of our insulation. That means nothing is safe from them. Thus the video camera went down as well.
Electronic Waves are not new. I suspect that the power outages on our East Coast in the 70s were experiments by space satellites to disable all electronic devices. The clue is that cars didn't work in the area of the pulses as well. Even back then, cars used electricity to function. Now it is even worse with the computer technology built into cars. All our devices like automobiles will not function while being hit with these magnetic pulses.
President Obama has been reducing our dependence on Nuclear Weapons in his four years of President. That didn't make a lot of sense until now.
Russia has been quietly taking down their nuclear missiles as well. That is what made me think about that new weapon. The Russians are known to be materialists. They wouldn't do that if it wasn't to their advantage. If the weapon is totally obsolete, that might be a motive.
The other thing that was not mentioned was that pulses can be directional. Depending on the frequency of the pulse, you can direct it to take out only certain devices. I am not an electrical engineer. I don't know how much control over these devices we have.
Everything we use today depends on computers. Our entire banking system does not have paper backup anymore. The better ones are built around optical technology rather than magnetic hard drives. The majority use main frames and pcs for their functions. This Magnetic Pulse technology is fully capable of taking out every computer we have. And every computer everyone else has throughout the entire planet. It all depends on how directional the pulses are.
This is not the only source of Electronic Pulses. We have one sitting right next door to our planet in relative cosmic distances. That source is our Sun. When plasma waves are generated from Sun Spots we often get the side effect of it interfering minimally with our electronic devices. What if we had the grand giant of all sunspots directed at us? I don't know. In 1858, it took out all the electronic devices on the East Coast. The most significant at the time were the telegraph generators. It burned them up. This was caused by an enormous magnetic field overloading the wires. The point is it could have been planet wide with a little change in direction.
What it means is all our weapons must have a manual over ride not dependent on electricity. That is a tall order and very expensive. Things that can blow up before we launch them have to be disabled. That probably includes all our nuclear missiles.
Otherwise, we are looking at a disaster of monumental proportions if these weapons(EMP) are ever used.
I think I want to make friends with a nice family of Amish Farmers. Preferably in an isolated mountain community shielded because they are between mountains in a high valley. One that strictly forbids electronics in their community. So they are not dependent on our electronic toys to live.