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the Air Force has now selected the stealthy, long-range Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM-ER) as the optimal air vehicle to carry the CHAMP weapon.
successfully completed the first flight test of a counter-electronics missile carrying a high power microwave payload designed to zap enemy electronic system. CHAMP is a nonlethal weapon designed to neutralize electronic targets. It is considered a cost effective alternative to current kinetic (explosive) weapons, that cannot penetrate hidden, underground targets.