See the missile, fired from MQ-9 Reaper drone, that uses its swords to tear apart (instead of bombing) the car ferrying terrorists.
The most recent known use of the ₦5.7b MQ-9 Reaper Drone was its mission in Iraq earlier in January. The airstrikes from the MQ-9 Reaper targeted the car ferrying Iranianian General with pinpoint accuracy as he was leaving Baghdad airport.
The AGM-114 laser-guided Hellfire missile, fired by the Reaper Drone, exploded the car during the mission in Iraq. Each of these missiles cost USD117,000 (₦42.5 million).
But there is another version of the AGM-114 Hellfire Missile that takes out its targets instead of bombing. These specially designed missile, known as the AGM-114R9X, uses blades instead of explosives. It kills its target with minimal collateral damage.
The specialized version of the Hellfire missile has an array of sword-like blades that pop out right before it impacts its target.
Evidence of exactly how it works has come to light. Images from a recent attack, located 10 miles from where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in Syria, shows the weapons deadly appendages.
The U.S. government developed the secret missile for pinpoint airstrikes that kill terrorist leaders with no explosion. It drastically reduces damage and minimize the chances of civilian casualties.
It is designed to give the U.S a way to target individual terrorists with an extremely low chance of collateral damage — even to individuals very close by.
The AGM-114 Hellfire Missile is the weapon responsible for killing Al Qaeda’s then-number two leader, Abu Khayr Al Masri, as he drove in Syria in 2017.
The US is not the only country that uses the MQ-9 Reaper drone and its various weapons to take out its opponents. Morocco, Turkey, the UK, France, Spain, and the Netherlands also has fleets of the drone.
In addition to other highly advanced jet fighters, Morocco is the only African country that boasts the ₦5.7 billion MQ-9 Reaper Drone.