Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Army Has a new toy

The XM-25 a weapon system that is supposed to change the rules of warfare. The Army is sending this to Afghanistan as we speak. This weapon is supposed to make the use of trenches, foxhole, etc useless. Every squad and Spec Ops team in the army is supposed to get one of these weapons. Here is the video from the manufacturer ATK. I would imagine this replacing one M203 per squad but it is also taking away one M4 unless the Army plans on either increasing the size of their squads or wants some poor grunt to carry the XM-25 and a rifle. I pity that poor guy. Currently this weapon is useless in house clearing and while it can take care of guy hiding in buildings what about when you have to go in?

I am sure the army has thought about all this but I am just saying. Also this weapon still does not outrange the RPG-7. Which the terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan seem to use like a rifle.

Will have to wait and see on this one.

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