This new SAS tactic to defeat terrorists is a game changer to say the very least.
Troops will be issued “exploding” bullets to ensure the take-down of opponents.
The new weapons have been tried and tested by US special forces and will be issued in the next weeks.
One of the bullets, the Rapidly Invasive Projectile (RIP), is designed to “drop” jihadis by causing huge internal damage.
The bullet, made by US company G2 Research, is said to be the most lethal ever made.
Their website states:
It is capable of going through barriers such as sheet rock, plywood, sheet metal or glass and still performs its original intent. The bullet shreds through solid objects and, only then, expands its energy.
An intelligence source added:
The 5.56mm round issued to the Army will pass straight through a body but won’t necessarily drop a target. There were cases in Afghanistan where soldiers had to shoot the Taliban two or three times before they went down.
A lot of damage can be done in those few seconds. Expanding bullets are very unpleasant – they produce a massive hole – will stop a target in its tracks.
G2 Research officials have tested the bullets in a plethora of automatic and semiautomatic weapons with a 100% success rate.
British forces will be issued “hollow point” rounds which work similarly to the RIP.