Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has created a weapon straight out of a science fiction movie. The new system is a missile that can use special microwave technologies to render all the electronics in a building useless but without harming anyone inside according to the Daily Mail.
Boeing has already successfully tested the weapon on a one hour flight that was able to completely knock out the computers of a military compound in Utah.
Boeing believes the missile can penetrate ultra fortified bunkers such as those being used to house Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.
During the test firing of the missile Boeing was able to permanently shut down all of the electronic systems of the test base including the camera that was being used to record the test.
The new system is being codenamed te Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP). CHAMP marks the first time an Electro Magnetic Pulse Weapon has been successfully tested.
A Boeing Spokesman said the following after releasing an artist’s rendition of 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. We hit every target we wanted and made science fiction into science fact. When the computers went out, it actually took out the cameras as well. It was fantastic.”