Hope his luck runs out & his trip to martyrdom means they get 70 virgin males.
A hellfire with the warhead replaced by...swords?
AGM 119R9X is so sterile a name though.
Its impersonal, and missing a trick I think.
The Arabs and Persians are quite renowned for their descriptive style of speech, song , poetry etc. and would appreciate something a bit more imaginative.
'Hellfire' is pretty good, but its actually a different weapon.
Something like 'Sword of Democracy ' or ' 'Satans Sickle' would have far more impact.
Flechettes have been used almost since explosives were invented, some launched through (for instance) 88mm guns elevated to almost gound level.US Army used 'Flechette' canister rounds in Vietnam 50* years ago -delivery mechanism has changed a bit.
* (fúckme...I have a distinct memory of watching on the 6 o'clock News Martin Bell reporting from Saigon....where did the time go?)
Not sure why my post received a disagree - the West does try to avoid civilian casualties unlike others - how many laser guided bombs did Russia use in Syria? Yet social media blames the West for all the civilian deaths.
I wonder if the same effect could have been achieved by replacing the Hellfire's warhead (I do not know the size) with something inert, in a similar way the RAF used 1000 lb bombs (with precision guidance systems) in Iraq in 2003?
Of course the barrel bomb will only kill the guilty, whereas the pgm will only hit children's schools, hospitals, oaps and baby fur seals ,you blinkered imperialist!Precision guided missiles designed for minimal collateral damage used by the US or barrel bombs in Syria, it's not hard to see which is worse
Make for an interesting martyrs debrief.