U.S. military plans to purchase 12 500 newest XM-25 air-burst weapon (Figure)
U.S. Army soldiers are being tested XM25 airburst weapon systems
new site November 19, 2009 Roundup August 11, 2009, American soldiers using XM-25 shoulder-fired air-burst weapons systems in Aberdeen, Maryland Test Center successfully test-fired a smart-type high-explosive air bomb. In the trial, after only 5 minutes to explain, from the 180th Infantry Regiment Logan ? E ? Divo Leijun Shi will be able to launch first high-explosive air bomb through the windows of the building, at 200 meters from the enemy on hit target model.
XM-25 air-burst weapons currently being conducted by the Program Executive Office for development of soldiers, the weapons fitted top with a series of sights, sensors and lasers, which are installed in the target acquisition fire control unit. Equipped with a large magazine behind the trigger. This semi-automatic weapons, bomb capacity magazine capacity of 4 rounds 25 mm ammunition. The weapon by firing high-explosive ammunition, and can accurately hit the target distance of 700 meters, far more than most soldiers in the current range of equipment, rifles and carbines range. The use of XM-25, the soldiers will only be able to combat against enemy forces outside, and can hit the enemy in a state of hidden units, hidden locations, including walls, rocks, ditches, or inside buildings and so on. The weapon comes with an embedded thermal imaging sight, so at night or can be used under harsh weather conditions. In addition, XM-25 can reduce the collateral damage. XM-25 shooting with high accuracy and relatively small warhead, so no need to destroy the entire building can hit enemy targets. In order to successfully execute counterinsurgency operations, the most important thing is to minimize collateral damage, while protecting civilians from harm. XM-25 in the battlefields of Afghanistan has repeatedly demonstrated its operational effectiveness.
XM-25 air-burst weapon system development project is to provide a way to combat soldiers outside the state of war and enemy forces concealed weapons than mortar shells, or shooting more accurate air strikes, use of faster, cost less money. According to the U.S. Army Program Executive Office officials said the U.S. Army in 2012 started more than 12,500 XM-25 air-burst weapons procurement program, enough for each infantry squad and deployed a special forces team. (Northern Science and Technology Information Institute Liu Jing)