Skip to comments.Army to Test ‘Game Changing’ Gun in Combat
Posted on 05/08/2010 12:54:28 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
ABERDEEN TEST CENTER, Md. -- The Army is set to send its high-tech "counter defilade" weapon to the war zone in the next few months, the first real-world deployment for the much-anticipated XM-25 Individual Airburst Weapon.
Officials announced May 5 that a group of Army Special Forces Soldiers will take the weapon with them to Afghanistan sometime this summer.
During live-fire demo here, Soldiers shot the Heckler & Koch-made XM-25's high-explosive rounds through the window of a simulated building, showering "enemy" mannequins inside with lethal metal fragments.
Afghanistan veterans who fired the weapon for the first time this week predicted it would be a "game changing" weapon, a gun that can engage Taliban insurgents using distant ridge-tops, thick mud walls and tree lines as cover.
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I wouldn’t mind a few AA-12 automatic shotguns.
I want to be the first to nickname this gun right now !
Forget the IRS and ATFE! Wait til the Postal Service gets them. You haven’t been sending first class mail by a private service have you? Just to be safe, put on some extra stamps next time.
Lookie, a Third Armored Carnival sandwich......with a badass gun.
>> There could be Afghani Girl Scouts in there!
Those “Camel Drops” are my favorite cookie! Can’t get enough of ‘em.
Soon to be standard issue for IRS agents charged with enforcing the Obamacare requirement to purchase health insurance, OR ELSE.
There is a whole list of stuff that I'd like (claymores are effective in keeping organized gang assaults from being completely effective), but the government reserves for it's protectors.
Conventional grenade launchers’ projectiles are usually impact fused and often cannot be used against people hiding behind walls due to angles and ranges. The ones that are time fused are often difficult to set so they’ll go off at the appropriate range.
This thing takes the guesswork out of the equation.
Exactly so. An impact fused round might have gone off upon contact with the window, wasting most of the power and shrapnel of the explosion outside. This one goes inside and gets the SOB who fired and ducked back, hugging the wall and thinking he was safe.
Or some “moderate Tah-lee-bahn.”
I see your point.
“During live-fire demo here, Soldiers shot the Heckler & Koch-made XM-25’s high-explosive rounds through the window of a simulated building, showering “enemy” mannequins inside with lethal metal fragments.”
Wait, some do gooder at Defense at the Whitey House will recommend these weapons never be used. Why? Because the use of the weapon would be unfair advantage to the U.S. — our enemy has not such weapon and it would, therefore, be an unequal playing field.
Proof please. I call BS on that precise statement (highlighted above).
When TSHTF “trading up” policy goes into effect.
I like the bullpup design. Should be quite devastating in urban combat.
Now if Obama will just let our war fighters use these guns, we’d be making progress much faster.
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