The US government has developed a secret missile to launch pinpoint airstrikes against terrorists and their leaders “with no explosion”, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The newspaper cited unnamed US officials as saying that the use of the specially designed new missile with “extraordinarily accurate intelligence about a target’s location and surroundings” will help “drastically” reduce damage and minimise chances of civilian casualties.

“A modified version of the well-known Hellfire missile, […] the R9X is designed to plunge more than 100 pounds of metal through the tops of cars and buildings to kill its target without harming individuals and property close by”, the officials said.

The R9X aims to target terrorists who adapt to US airstrikes by “hiding among groups of women and children to put themselves out of reach”.

The newspaper notes in this vein that that both the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have already used this weapon, “carefully concealing its existence”.

The missile was reportedly used at least twice: once over Syria in February 2017, and again in Yemen in January.

“A Hellfire, which is a little more than five feet [1.5 m] long and weighs just over 100 pounds [45kg], typically leaves behind mangled, burned-out shells of vehicles, surrounded by debris and scorch marks over a large radius. The R9X leaves no such signature”, the sources pointed out.

The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2018 is the highest in any six-month period since they began being counted systemically in 2009, according to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

The US military has repeatedly denied civilian casualties during its missions against Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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The uprising and protests continue against the SDF and the coalition forces in the north of Deir Ezzor.

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Protests and uprising continue in the north of Deir Ezzor against the SDF and the coalition forces, the protesters are angers because of lack of services, security and oil VIDEO https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=822197988160434

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At $114k for an AGM-114, not really good for tax-payers… There are assets able to do the same starting at $10k, just consider the use of the XM395 guided mortar shell with an inert warhead, a small mod to airdrop it would do the job…

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What is good for taxpayers is to end these wars benefiting billionaires and Physco Zionists. No need for theses weapons. BTW, Taliban are considered the lesser evil as US death squads have slaughtered thousands. Sad the Americans Military was once were considered valiant but now are whores for billionaires and Zioterrorists. Ike and JFK warned us but Dirty Trump had no intentions of making America great again.

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They already have the GBU-44/B Viper Strike 20kg guided bomb with only 1.05kg warhead which is less costly since there is no rocket engine (gliding bomb), it has been tested in urban area, blowing terrorists inside of their cars without any collateral damages (1kg warhead is half of a RPG-7 grenade). The higher weight of Hellfire, added to much higher kinetic energy and the remaining fuel onboard acting as a small fuel-air bomb will actually be more prone to induce collateral damages than the Vyper Strike… Hellfire is also less accurate, Vyper-Strike accuracy being about 30cm. You may even consider… Read more »