Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Taliban's Worst Nightmare

The game-changer. Focusing in for the win.

Just in time for Christmas, the U.S. Army has a new present for soldiers battling a fierce insurgency in Afghanistan.

After more than five years of development, American forces are using the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, a pinpoint accurate and programmable grenade launcher that the military expects to be a "game changer" in its counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan.

The ultra-lethal XM25, which looks like something out of a James Cameron sci-fi flick, is a "smart" grenade launcher that carries four small warheads and features an array of sights, sensors, lasers and a short barrel the size of a small cannon.

Limiting collateral damage as well. Other cool stuff in the works to protect our guys from IEDs on the road--a flying humvee:) What would Q say.

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