Sunday, November 28, 2010

U.S. Army Unveils 'Revolutionary' XM25 Rifle in Afghanistan

Buck Rogers:

U.S. Army Unveils 'Revolutionary' XM25 Rifle in Afghanistan - "After years of development, the U.S. Army has unleashed a new weapon in Afghanistan -- the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, a high-tech rifle that can be programmed so that its 25-mm. ammunition does not necessarily explode on impact. Instead, it can be set to detonate either in front of or behind a target, meaning it literally will go through a wall before it explodes and kills the enemy.

It also has a range of roughly 2,300 feet -- nearly the length of eight football fields -- making it possible to fire at targets well past the range of the rifles and carbines that most soldiers carry today."

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