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The US Army is to commence final testing of a "smart" shoulder-fired weapon in early 2016 that enables soldiers to hit and blow up objects and people hidden beneath cover from a distance of over 500m away.

The XM25 Counter Defilade Engagement System is a semi-automatic smart grenade launcher that looks like a large fancy weapon taken from a Call Of Duty or Battlefield video game. It includes a "target acquisition and fire control system" ? basically a computer ? that uses a laser rangefinder to calculate distances and figure out where the best place to aim is.

Developed by Orbital Sciences subsidiary Orbital ATK, the weapon weighs 6.4kg and comes with a five-round magazine of 25mm dual-warhead grenades that shoots at low velocity with a flat trajectory. The grenade does not have to hit anything ? it can also detonate in the air in what is known as an airburst over the target to cause damage.


 

 

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