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  • New American XM25 antidefilader

    Coooooool Hide in a trench now will ya

    he XM25 is an airburst grenade launcher derived from the XM29 OICW.

    It fires 25 mm grenades that are set to explode in mid-air at or near the target. A laser rangefinder in the gun is used to determine the distance to the target. The user can manually adjust the detonating distance by up to ten feet (3 m) shorter or longer. The gun automatically transmits the detonating distance to the grenade in the firing chamber. The grenade tracks the distance it has traveled by the number of spiral rotations after it is fired.[1] These features make the XM25 more effective than traditional grenade launchers at the task of hitting targets that are behind cover or dug into the ground.

    http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/sci...istan/#slide=5



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XM25_In..._Weapon_System

    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

  • #2
    That weapon could be a serious boost to section capability.
    "Attack your attic with a Steyr....as seen on the Late Late Show..."

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    • #3
      As seen in Predators (pellet round v Predators) and The Expendables (HE round v personnel).

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424381/
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/
      Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Victor View Post
        As seen in Predators (pellet round v Predators) and The Expendables (HE round v personnel).

        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424381/
        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/
        Different weapon
        To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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        • #5
          Originally posted by HavocIRL View Post
          Different weapon
          You're correct. I'm thinking of the Auto Assault-12 (AA-12) / Atchisson Assault Shotgun. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atchisson_Assault_Shotgun
          Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

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          • #6
            glad to see after all the millions spent on the OICW,that at least half the weapon is getting into the field!

            what's happened to the xm8 bit??

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            • #7
              How much one of them bad boys cost a pop?
              Life's short, party naked :-)

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              • #8
                $30k each

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                • #9
                  Is it a section level weapon or platoon level?

                  Is it there to replace an existing infantry weapon role or will it have its own?
                  To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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                  • #10
                    The Pentagon plans to purchase at least 12,500 of the guns -- at a price tag of 25,000 to 30,000 dollars each -- beginning next year, enough for one in each Infantry squad and Special Forces team.
                    http://www.defencetalk.com/us-deploy...anistan-30389/

                    Possibly replace one of the Minimis in a 2xFireteam squad?
                    "Attack your attic with a Steyr....as seen on the Late Late Show..."

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                    • #11
                      I would have thought to replace an M203 no??

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                      • #12
                        It's bigger and heavier than a rifle - I imagine there's going to be a designated grenadier in the squad, much like the designated marksman who carries an accurised rifle rather than an assault rifle plus a dedicated sniper rifle.
                        "Attack your attic with a Steyr....as seen on the Late Late Show..."

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                        • #13
                          I figured as much,seems like everything is going back to the 70's!



                          between modified M-14's being raised from the dead,UH-1Y's being sent to AFG
                          talk of the ov-10 bronco coming back into production it's like NAM all over again!

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                          • #14
                            According to this article, the XM25 will be used as an extra weapon on top of a soldiers rifle. I suppose either option is viable depending on mission.

                            http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/0...apons_051510w/
                            "Attack your attic with a Steyr....as seen on the Late Late Show..."

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                            • #15
                              "The enemy took advantage of the extremely rugged and mountainous high ground that surrounded three sides of the small outpost."

                              yup...and sometimes the kit ain't the problem...

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