Originally posted by Mactire
I'd like to order two of those to go please....
and a side of fries.
That's one slick piece of equipment. I wonder if its one of those good in the lab, $h!tty in the field type weapons?
I guess I'll have to wait and hear the reports from my buds over seas when their tours are up.
Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by BigDave-AR
Jeea, I wish people would invest even half what is invested in the destruction business, into more efficent and REALLY clean energy FFS. I mean how many ways do we really need to destroy stuff and kill each other.
Originally posted by TwiTcHomatic
"The XM25, designed by Minnesota's Alliant Techsystems, has been in development for about seven years and the first prototypes have been doled out to combat units in Afghanistan earlier this month."
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This seems like an amazing piece of weaponry.. although I am against killing other individuals, if you are in a firefight, this seems like something you would want on your side.
The price tag of $35,000 a unit is crazy.. I can only wonder what the rounds alone cost.
Originally posted by Steve8511
If this really works as advertised it could change War are we know it. It could stop a War like we are fighting now.
Originally posted by DaddyBare
You all realize the project was canceled because the weapon and ammo combo didn't work out so well... some of these air burst rounds were detonating as soon as they left the barrel.
Army officials approved Friday the fielding of about 40 of the Star Ship Troopers-esque XM-25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement Weapon System for a line infantry battalion in the 101st Airborne division serving in Afghanistan.
According to PEO Soldier Brig. Gen. Pete Fuller, the 101st (he wouldn’t say specifically which battalion) issued an Urgent Needs Statement asking for the airburst weapon to smoke out Talibs in their canals, bunkers and qalats. The Army approved the UNS Oct. 8 and earmarked $10 million to build 36 brand new weapons. The Army has five on hand and will ship them to the 101st battalion Nov. 1.
Originally posted by Tayesin
How long until local Police Units have this weapon?
Line two thanks.