- Military and government officials are pushing a non-lethal missile that could possibly shut down a North Korean missile launch in its tracks.
- The missile uses readily available technology, but politicians have criticized the Pentagon for being slow to adopt it and systems like it.
- While the missile may have advantages over traditional missiles, it could still massively escalate tensions with North Korea and lead to a war if used.
The missile, a Boeing AGM-86B air-launched cruise missile with a Counter-electronics High-power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) payload, launches off of planes just like the nuclear variant commonly found on B-52s.
But instead of a nuclear payload, the CHAMP payload fires microwave pulses that have successfully shut down electronics in multi-story buildings in previous tests.
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