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Date: Dec 26, 2010
US military unveils XM-25 smart gun
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/11876041

A new gun the US military hopes will help take on the Taliban has been unveiled.

Called the XM-25 it has been described by the US Army as a 'game changer'.

It uses a laser guidance system and specially developed 25mm high explosive rounds which can be programmed to detonate over a target.

Richard Audette helped develop it for the US Army and says it's a big leap forward because it's the first small arms weapon to use smart technology.

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"The way a soldier operates this is basically find your target, then laze (laser) to it, which gives the range, then you get an adjusted aim point, adjust the fire and pull the trigger.

"Say you've lazed out to 543 metres... When you pull the trigger it arms the round and fires it 543 metres plus or minus one, two or three metres."

The XM-25 is already being used by US soldiers in Afghanistan
It means the weapon can be used to target insurgents hiding behind walls or in ditches without the need to call in air strikes.

"That makes it a full solution fire control weapon".

It's already been issued to soldiers in the US military serving in Afghanistan and could be used by British special forces too.

In a statement the MOD wouldn't comment on the new gun but said it is committed to provide front line troops in Afghanistan with the best possible equipment.

In addition it said it is always interested in evaluating emerging technology.


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Wow, futuristic!

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The problem with this weapon is that its very heavy and uncomfortable.

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That and it takes too long to aim. It takesprecision shooting with this kind of rifle.

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Reminds me of theOICW.

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-- Edited by Pepper on Sunday 26th of December 2010 09:34:45 PM

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http://video.foxnews.com/v/4438880/xm-25-rifle-in-action

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The funny part is the OICW does have a modified Xm-25 with a modified G36C on the bottom ect the Aussies made there own out of the Steyr AUG A1

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VampKalashnokov wrote:

the Aussies made there own out of the Steyr AUG A1




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dont dis us Aussies or we will come over and kick your ass with our futuristic steyr



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