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[Quote]U.S. Army Unveils 'Revolutionary' XM25 Rifle in Afghanistan

Fox News ^ | November 28, 2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010 8:29:13 PM by Pan_Yan

Since the dawn of modern warfare, the best way to stay alive in the face of incoming fire has been to take cover behind a wall. But thanks to a game-changing "revolutionary" rifle, the U.S. Army has made that tactic dead on arrival. Now the enemy can run, but he can't hide.

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.

Lt. Col. Christopher Lehner, project manager for the semi-automatic, shoulder-fired weapon system for the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office Soldier, said that the XM25's capability alone is such a "game-changer" that it'll lead to new ways of fighting on the battlefield, beginning this month in Afghanistan.

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Lehner said the first XM25s were distributed to combat units in Afghanistan this month. The 12-pound, 29-inch system, which was designed by Minnesota's Alliant Techsystems, costs up to $35,000 per unit and, while highly sophisticated, is so easy to use that soldiers become proficient within minutes.

"That's how intuitively easy it is, even though it's high-tech," Lehner said. "All a soldier needs to know how to do is laze the target. It decimates anything within its lethal radius."


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

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"All a soldier needs to know how to do is laze the target."
Don't laze me, bro!...
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Don't laze me, bro!...
Hey at that costs I won't ever have one...

If you look hard enough you can buy a house for that amount..

But I hope the troops use them to make a change we can believe in... Hummm now where I have heard that before?
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In a nightmare...
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..an ongoing one..
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..an ongoing one..
Don't worry...We got less than 2 more years...
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It's a high tech M79.
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It's a high tech M79.
Auto 25 MM and fires much further, and the rounds have a chip in them so a much better M 79 to say the least...

My Nam buddy from IL. was a M 79 user. And this is far much better. Just stand down range and see if I am right Gaffer...
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Don't worry...We got less than 2 more years...
I'll drink to that... Another reason to live longer...
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Auto 25 MM and fires much further, and the rounds have a chip in them so a much better M 79 to say the least...

My Nam buddy from IL. was a M 79 user. And this is far much better. Just stand down range and see if I am right Gaffer...
Like I said, a high tech M79. Definitely better range and I love that pin point accuracy. Explosive rounds going off right over your head could really ruin your day.

I was almost always on point so I didn't carry one. But fired one a few times. A good M79 man could put out some serious fire with those. This new weapon looks like it holds multiple rounds which makes it even better.
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