The weapon was designed to kill terrorists with pinpoint accuracy and reduce the number of civilian casualties. Qassam ul-Urdini, from Jordan, and a Yemeni man, Bilal al-Sanaani, both died in the June 14 attack. Trump Vs. Biden Poll Shows Real Race, But President Faces This Wall, IBD/TIPP Shows, These Are The Best 12 Stocks To Own Going Into Presidential Elections. NEW - @WSJ confirms the @CIA & @DeptofDefense have a new "secret" missile - the R9X, or "flying Ginsu" - which kills a selected target with 6 blades, but no explosive payload.-- "To the targeted person, it's as if a speeding anvil fell from the sky. The U.S. developed the 'ninja' missile that instead of exploding, deploys six blades to rip through vehicles and kill its target. The R9X missile is also suspected of having been used in the air strike which killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in January, catapulting Washington and Tehran to the brink of war, although this was never confirmed. Other photos and video posted to Twitter appear to show a car hit by at least one R9X missiles. It was born due to an emphasis under President Obama in reducing the number of civilian deaths caused by airstrikes. Use of the R9X is increasing—and keeping it a secret in the future will be next to impossible. The Hellfire missile was originally developed in the 1980s as an anti-tank missile, though its role has been expanded for a variety of missions thanks to the missile’s high precision. @orko_8 @Acemal71 @hkilichsword2 Though the missile’s overall weight is around 100 pounds, or about 45 kilograms, its warhead makes up only a fifth of the missile’s weight. The Defense Department has yet to respond to a request for comment. But the latest presidential poll shows Trump is struggling to close the deal with voters who backed him in 2016. Notice: Information contained herein is not and should not be construed as an offer, solicitation, or recommendation to buy or sell securities. The US has not yet confirmed involvement in the strike, but reporters on the ground claimed the international coalition carried out the attack. A modified version of the well-known Hellfire missile, the weapon carries an inert warhead. A video of the car he was in. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. The Hellfire is just over five feet long, with its warhead section taking up the central area of the missile's tube-like body. It wasn’t until 2019, however, that over a dozen current and former U.S. officials discussed the vicious attributes of the R9X — also known as “the flying Ginsu” or “ninja bomb” — a non-explosive munition that was spawned from the widely used Hellfire missile. A conventional missile such as the Hellfire explodes, creating a deadly blast radius and turning objects into lethal shrapnel. The Sunday Times added that al-Aruri was killed along with another top Islamic terrorist leader, Bilal al-Sanaani. Fighters have begun to adapt to drone attacks by hiding out in areas populated by children and women, putting them ostensibly out of reach from traditional airstrikes. — Hassan Hassan (@hxhassan) June 14, 2020, #Syrie les deux passagers tués étaient Qassam al-Urduni [le #Jordanie-n] & Bilal al-Sanaani [#Sanaa #Yémen], le 1er était commandant militaire de Huras Eddine #AlQaeda // on remarque une lame au sol Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) told Fox News the R9X was highly prized for its accuracy. View our online Press Pack. Still, the warhead’s use remains limited, as missions targeting buildings, convoys or camps are commonly carried out using explosive warheads. The devastating so called 'Flying Ginsu', was reportedly used for the first time to kill deputy leader of Al-Qaeda Abu Khayr al-Masri in February 2017 (above), Al Masri's car also suffered the most damage toward the front passenger side, with minimal damage to the rest of the car - a trademark of the AGM-114R9X, which has reportedly been used extremely sparingly by U.S. forces, The weapon used to kill al-Masri did not break the Kia Rio windows or scratch the paintwork. The R9X was also used in January to kill Jamal al-Badawi, who was accused of masterminding the US Cole bombing in 2000. A TERRIFYING ‘ninja’ missile with six spinning swords appears to have been unleashed in a deadly airstrike on terrorists in Syria, reports claim. The majority of deaths were caused by U.S. airstrikes or search operations on the ground, primarily conducted by U.S.-backed Afghan forces. These missiles are seldom used. “Khalid al-Aruri, a Jordanian also known by his nom de guerre Abu al-Qassam al-Urduni, was struck in his car, almost certainly by a new breed of lethal, highly accurate missile,” The Sunday Times reported. Learn how you can make more money with IBD's investing tools, top-performing stock lists, and educational content. It was also used in the February 2017 slaying of Ahmad Hasan Abu Khayr al-Masri, an Egyptian who was al-Qaida's second-in-command. *Real-time prices by Nasdaq Last Sale. Detailed reports first surfaced in 2019 of the existence of a precision warhead equipped with six sword-like blades that allow the missile to cut through buildings or cars with ease. Its first known use was in February 2017, to kill the deputy leader of Al-Qaeda, Abu Khayr al-Masri. A former official claimed with the R9X it is theoretically possible to kill someone in the passenger seat of a moving car, but not the driver. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. In a video posted to social media, several recovered AGM-114 R9X Hellfire missiles were seen after they had been fired. Development reportedly began in 2011 as an attempt to reduce civilian casualties in the war on terror, especially those used as human shields. Ownership data provided by Refinitiv and Estimates data provided by FactSet. modern weapons! 'The Hellfire R9X missile is a modified version of the Hellfire anti-tank missile, the likes of which have been featured on America drones like the Reaper and Predator,' he said. The Wall Street Journal, which first broke details about the R9X in 2019, also reported that the weapon had been fired at targets in Libya, Iraq, Yemen, and Somalia, as well. In Q1, the missile and fire control business saw sales jump 40% to $673 million led by precision fires, classified programs and new hypersonic missile programs. 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A variant of the Hellfire missile, the R9X carries no explosives. “The Hellfire R9X has been nicknamed the ‘flying ninja’ or ‘flying ginsu’ for its fast-swivelling, detachable blades.”. This city is also in Idlib and is some 30 miles south of Atmeh. 10/19/2020 NEW - @WSJ confirms the @CIA & @DeptofDefense have a new "secret" missile - the R9X, or "flying Ginsu" - which kills a selected target with 6 blades, but no explosive payload. The comments below have not been moderated. Two members of the al-Qaida-affiliated terror group, Hurras al-Din, were killed in the strike, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an information office based in the United Kingdom. The U.S. has been stepping up its air campaign as it pushes for a peace deal with the Taliban.