US military tests electronic warfare missile

Defense Systems
November 28, 2011

The United States military has built and tested a directed-energy weapon designed to disrupt enemy electrical systems, reports Aviation Week.

Although little has been publicly revealed about the project of the Air Force Research Laboratory and Boeing at this stage, military and industry officials familiar with the Counter-electronics High-power Microwave Advanced Missile Project have said the directed-energy missile payload is designed for integration into land, sea and other air-based platforms for operational flexibility.

Concerning the warhead’s anti-electronics payload, “the whole radio frequency spectrum is viable as a target,” said Keith Coleman, Boeing’s program manager for the project.