Hellfire R9X missile

  • 5th August, 2022
  • This US-origin missile also known as 'Ninja Missile'. It is known to cause minimum collateral damage while engaging individual targets.
  • It weighs about 45 kg and the range of these missiles varies from 500 metres to 11 km. The missile can also be launched from helicopters, aircraft and Humvees.
  • Hellfire means Heliborne, Laser, Fire and Forget Missile. It was developed initially to target tanks from the Apache AH-64 attack helicopters.
  • The US military used its ‘secret weapon’ to kill Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.

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