The US government has developed a high-precision missile R9X, capable of hitting the target without explosion. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing former and current representatives of the US administration.
The weapon is about 1.5 meters long and weighs more than 45 kilograms. According to the newspaper, the rocket is a modification of Hellfire. However, instead of the warhead, it hits the target with blades that fly out a few seconds before the collision, and its own weight.
It is noted that the missile is rarely used, in particular, for attacks on terrorists. According to representatives of the administration, the technology can reduce the damage and the number of civilian casualties.
The development of weapons began in 2011, the newspaper notes. In the case, it was used at least twice: in February 2017 in Idlib and in January 2019 in the elimination of the terrorist.