XM25 Grenade Launcher deployed to Afghanistan

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    A new weapon, a smart weapon has been deployed to front line troops in Afghanistan. The XM25 Grenade launcher has a range of a half mile and can the grenades can be set to explode in an airburst at distance up to a half mile.

    US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan - Yahoo! News

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    This weapon can really change the face of small unit combat. To be able to reach behind barriers and terminate a threat helps in the ridges and valleys of Afghanistan. The enemy can no longer pop up and shoot and then duck back down and be safe. The only way someone can negate this threat to some degree would be to have a covered bunker, but there is also ammuntion being designed for them. I see this as a game changer. Lets hope that other countries do not get this technology soon!
     
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    i saw one of those at some gun show, i forgot where, its sick!
     
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    I got my order in.
     
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    Schweeeeet. :clap2:
     
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    It shoots blunts.
     
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    "Game-changer"? I doubt it.
     
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    i've seen this on the military channel
    its awesome for sure
     
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    They've had airburst ammo for years. I think the M397 Airburst round was developed in the 60's or 70's. You would fire it and upon impact it has a charge that would launch the projectile back up to around head height and the round would detonate. They later improved it to the M397A1, but I no longer remember what was changed.

    The range is the main feature with this GL and that will certainly help in mountainous warfare. I don't think it's a game changer but it is certainly going to help the infantry guys. And that is good.
     
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    and this one can be set to explode AFTER impact
    or at a certain range
     

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