The US government has developed a high-precision missile R9X able to hit the target without exploding. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing current and former U.S. officials.
A weapon with a length of about 1.5 meters, weighs more than 45 pounds. According to the newspaper, the missile is a modification of Hellfire. However, instead of the warhead, it hits the target with blades that fly out in just a few seconds before the collision, and its own weight.
It is noted that the missile is rarely used, in particular for the strikes on terrorists. According to representatives of the administration, the technology can reduce damage and the number of victims among the civilian population.
The development of the weapon began in 2011, the newspaper notes. In fact it was used at least twice: in February 2017 in Idlib in January 2019 with the elimination of the terrorist.
In may, the U.S. air force used a prototype ground-based laser system for the successful destruction of several missiles air-launched.
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