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The U.S. Army is set to start testing a computerized, high-tech projectile launcher that can take out bad guys hiding around corners and in caves or trenches, even if they're out of the soldier's line of sight.
Some experts call it the "Judge Dredd" gun, after the Sylvester Stallone movie. The Pentagon calls it the XM-25 Individual Air Burst Weapon, which uses a laser rangefinder to precisely measure the distance to a target, then primes a fuse on a timed grenade so that the projectile explodes exactly where it should.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
If the soldier doesn't need to even have the targets in their field of vision then how does the soldier know, assuming he even cares, whether there are innocent civilians there in the vicinity?
Originally posted by jkrog08
This is a interesting weapon development. It should really help give our troops the upper hand in urban combat, which is the battleground of the future.