US military unveils 'Smart Gun'

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'. Video here.

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.

More information can be found here.

1 comment:

Bubblehead Les. said...

Wonder what the MOS is going to be for Grenadier? But something tells me that being assigned this weapon will be akin to being a flamethrower operator in WW2. As soon as Achmed and his buddies spot the poor doggie that has to carry it, well, can you say Bullet Magnet boys and girls? Of course, when the battery fails in the middle of a firefight....