Target Engagement SystemS.
The future of American troops has arrived. S.
Military: The gun that killed the enemy behind the wall.
Last week, the first troops deployed in Afghanistan
Programmable "smart" grenade launcher, shoulder
The weapon launched is called the use of micro
According to AFP, the enemy was attacked and killed with explosive ammunition.
What makes this weapon special?
The only safe way is in a closed concrete bunker.
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According to Agence France-Presse, the burst was as high as 2,300 feet shells, which made it the most closely related to grenade launchers, but the range exceeded most rifles used by the army.
Let's say the enemy's fighter jets pop up from behind the wall and fire on the US. S.
Troops then cover before they react.
The XM25 gunner can then use a laser range finder to get the distance to the wall, program explosives to explode a few feet behind it, fire on the wall, and then watch the deadly pieces of shells fall from above. The 12-pound, 29-
The inch system, designed by Minnesota's Alliant Techsystems, costs up to $35,000 per unit and, while highly complex, is easy to use and the soldiers are skilled to use within minutes, Fox News reports
"For more than a week, it has been actively patrolling and at various combat outposts in hot areas," said Lieutenant Colonel Chris Kumar, project manager at x25, to AFP.
"This is the first time we have put smart technology in the hands of soldiers.
"It gives them an edge," he said, adding that Islamic extremists have angered American troops for centuries in a harsh environment in Afghanistan --
The old technology that came out of behind.
"Now we will take it from the enemy forever.
According to Agence France-Presse, "the PEO soldiers said that the study showed that the XM25 was 300% more effective than the current weapons at the squad level.
Revolutionary advances include a series of sights, sensors, and lasers that read the distance to the target, evaluate the air pressure, temperature, and then before it launches, send this data to the microchip embedded in the XM25 shell.
According to AFP, the Pentagon plans to buy at least 12,500 guns from next year, enough for each infantry team and special forces to buy one.