first published on June 17, 2020 by Will
Recent footage from a US airstrike using a kinetic Hellfire missile A.K.A the “Flying Ginsu” against an al Qaeda leader in Syria demonstrates incredibly precise lethality in a very personal package.
The munition used was a Hellfire R9X, an inert warhead that uses the kinetic energy of the immediate impact to rapidly expand an array of six razor sharp blades that slice it’s target into multiple pieces.
The weapon greatly minimizes collateral damage and also makes the target much easier to identify. It also sends a very personal message.