Meet The XM-25, It`s Currently Deploying To Troops

Submitted by: CrakrJak 6 years ago in

This weapon is being called a "Game Changer" giving enemies nowhere to hide.
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Male 304
A bullet you can`t hide from, That seems ...Almost cruel.
I`m not saying that we shouldn`t use to it`s full advantages, I mean, it is war.
Though I`m not a soldier, I`m not that brave, I am a gamer, and I am familiar with cover tactics.
The idea of those tactics not working anymore, frankly, terrifies me.
Not from a video game standpoint, but from a human standpoint.

Should the weapon not be used? Of course it should be used, I wouldn`t keep this out of soldier hands if it was my decision, but I would also like that soldier to fully understand what he is doing to the human being on the other side of that wall.
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Male 6,694
I want one.
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Male 586
right, like NO one on the earth could reverse engineer it, not even a paid group of foreign scientists. The army shouldn`t compromise themselves using one of their grunts to play hardball.
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Male 452
Another grenade launcher? *yawn* Put it with the others...
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Male 141
I still think the automatic shotgun is cooler. Kind of disappointed it doesn`t actually go round corners like the bullseye in Resistance lol.

I don`t care that the Americans made it. Europeans have invented things just as capable of taking human life so why people are pointing the finger I don`t know.

Reporter seemed like kind of a douche though...
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Male 14,331
[quote]yeah because everybody knows that Americans are so drating smart -.- [/quote]

Said the little boy over an american invention. What do you have a degree in oh thats right your still in a european high school equivalent.

[quote]This weapon is already in the wrong hands.[/quote]

These hands you speak of would they be the same hands that bailed your sorry asses out of 2 world wars?
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Male 58
I love this U.S. hate in the comments. It just gets me hot and aroused to see how jealous people are.
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Male 3,076
worst reporter ever!
1:48 a smart weapon in hands of dumb soldiers = a weapon

4:49 yeah because everybody knows that Americans are so drating smart -.-

6:05 Awkward XD
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Male 1,623
This weapon is already in the wrong hands.
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Male 49
Thugs!!?? Pierre,Does everyone outside the U.S. think it is still the wild west? What kind of "thugs" would pay to try an get one of these, when they could order a multi or single shot 40MM grenade launcher from China, Africa, or Russia for about 50 bucks! Give our troops the best, and see what they can do with it..and if the "thugs" get one, then the 60% of the U.S. population that carries a gun would shoot their sorry asses before they figure out how to use the damn thing! If you prissy bitches allowed your people to own and bear arms you would understand. Plus, I want to own Bear arms, it would be cool....
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Male 177
UGH most annoying reporter I have ever watched.
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Male 165
The way the reporter talks about it sounds like he`s a child. And

"we`re always a step ahead" lol to that. Just shows how the US still thinks they`re ahead of everything when I dare them to prove so.
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Male 239
This would really make multiplayer COD poo :L
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Male 886
*give or take about 3 inches
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Male 886
@nettech98

True;)

3ft = 1 meter for the metrically challenged :P
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Male 1,360
more money in guns won`t solve the problem.
and when thugs gets their hands on this, it will increase the problem.
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Male 1,058
*100-METER dash. oops.
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Male 1,058
@cartunze: Please see premierwondr`s post. I would bet that`s typical. Being `familiar` with the 100-yard dash (from the Olympics no doubt) does not translate to being on the ground and and being able to point out something X number of meters away. That would be like saying most people know how far a kilometer is or how fast a kilometer/hour is. Not likely for the average person.
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Male 2,422
Cool weapon, but I doubt it will win wars. The body-count approach to warfare is obsolete in this day and age. Still a handy tool though.
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Male 975
I`d like to thank him for saying `football field`. I have no drating idea what more than a couple of meters looks like.
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Female 83
what is with all the people upset about using "sports metaphors" to describe military actions?

first of all, the reporter used the "sports metaphor". so i guess your problem is really with free speech. and i guess you think that alluding to the length of a football field makes americans think war must be an athletic sport.

this is the dumbest bitch i`ve ever heard of.
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Male 2,855
its not like you need 30 rounds to kill people behind walls
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Male 3,431
The interviewer was a toolbox. The gun is cool, but unless I am mistaken they indicated that it will hold only four rounds? The trick here is to make a firearm that uses Ammo that only we have access to. Pretty interesting setup.
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Male 840
[quote]I like how Americans always measure things in "Football fields"[/quote]
aibutcher, that is only Rick Sanchez that does that. He probably had a preinterview with the colonel and when told the range is 250 meters he asked "what does that mean in English?" And, no, Nettech98. This doesn`t have to be dumbed down for the general population. People are aware of the 100 meter dash and can visualize 250 meters.
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Male 15
cool, lets let everyone know what our new "secret" weapon is
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Male 2,402
Wow just like the movie Runaway with Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons.
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Male 2,868
Yeah, Gerry, every man between the age of 15 and 50 knows that song from Full Metal Jacket.
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Male 1,587
my 2004 first issue of popular mechanics had this weapon feature in it. Must be nearing production to get more attention all of a sudden.
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Male 535
...This news anchor is terrible at his job.

Otherwise, this tech is interesting. Very interesting.
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Male 2,424
Sanchez has a lot in common with that gun. They`ve both been fired.
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Male 1,058
@mrspoods: Actually the Colonel was smart enough to have cleared the weapon and not have any live ammo around before pulling the trigger.
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Male 1,058
@crakrjack: You undoubtedly mean the 40mm grenade. Used in both the rifle mounted M203 or the fully auto MK19. Those grenades detonate on impact.
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Male 1,058
@ghetto: What do you think the response would be if you told the average Joe that the round travels 250 meters? "250 WHAT?" So when dealing with laymen, the general population, etc, it has to be dumbed-down. That and the news anchor doesn`t know what a meter is....
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Female 547
A colonel should know better than to actually pull the trigger in demonstration; I hope that was a prototype or something.
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Male 351
This technology is not very new. There have been solutions like this for years, just not actively deployed.
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Male 39,622
sbeelz - never saw it. but I hear it`s a good movie.
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Male 5,194
World`s crappiest interviewer. I would have been asking about frag patterns, R.E. and brisance. I would have been asking if it was lidar, parallax or focus-distance ranging. What does pea-brain ask? "DURR, WHUT IF SOMEBODY WUD COPY IT?"

%&#&@!!!
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Male 886
I am really tired of our military in the U.S. using sports metaphors and our athletes comparing what they do to war.

It isn`t a game. How many meters will the grenade round go, not how many football fields.

I hated that crap when I was an active duty Marine and I hate it still.

These are people`s lives, not some sort of sport where you live to play another day.

And yes, calling your rifle a "gun" would get you up on the quarterdeck or taken out to the sand for some "enhanced memory reinforcement".

I was the oldest recruit on Parris Island when I arrived and was quickly made a squad leader. Every time one of the members of my squad said "gun" (or did anything else wrong) I was the one smoked.

Ahhh...the memories:D

There was one kid who got drunk in the supply closet off of all the mouthwash we had...I am still picking the sand out of my ass almost fifteen years later, thanks to that stunt.
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Male 639
I like how people complain about spending on weaponry while in a recession. Read a fudgein history book, military spending in WWII is what ended the depression. And there is no way that our current enemies could afford to build these or the ammo, the bullet has a goddamned computer chip in it.
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Male 721
Your mom is a game changer.
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Male 136
air bursting and `curving` are very different

this is essentially firing a miniature grenade that burst near the target.

a curving round would need some form of onboard propellant to change course mid flight(think miniature rocket)

the tech is cool, and has been in the experimental phase for some time being used by the US, Canada, and the UK, but is nothing new
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Male 17,512
Volsunga: We`ve had 20mm grenade launchers for awhile, Their problem was their limited range.

This system not only has a much longer range, It also programs the detonation timing through laser range finding, Making it very accurate.
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Male 2,796
LOL " go backwards compatible"?? How about REVERSE ENGINEER... COLONEL!!!
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Female 2,120
This will be worse than those f-cking noob tubers.
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Male 4,807


I like how Americans always measure things in "Football fields"
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Male 1,548
I seriously thought we already had these years ago and they were integrated into under-barrel grenade launchers on the Special forces modified rifles. To me, this concept seems so obvious that there`s no way it couldn`t already be used.
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Male 25,417
Wow, thats really scary!
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Male 2,441
So I`m going to ask the question everyone is thinking. When is this going to be put into Call of Duty?
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Male 91
Hopefully it will be in Modern Warfare 3.
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Male 2,868
Yeah, Gerry, every man between the age of 15 and 50 knows that song from Full Metal Jacket.
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Male 2,033
Can it stop a planeload of American civilians?


Ohh..yeah.....TSA....

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Male 2,049
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

-Albert Einstein
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Male 1,341
Cool weapon, yes... Game changer, no...

@NOCASH
The M16 has been stacking up kills for well over 25 years. Almost 50 years, actually.

@Gerry
Don`t worry, it is still improper to call it a "gun" instead of a "weapon" at least in more disciplined units.
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Male 749
Crimeny! All that angst about what happens if the enemy gets hold of the weapon? Like saying you shouldn`t buy a car because someone might steal it and run you over. And I doubt that an arms race with the Taliban is that big of a concern.
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Female 1,515
Pretty cool...I guess...
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Male 39,622
I`d have gotten 50 push-ups if I`d called my weapon a "gun". Or as we sang while marching in boot camp...

[singing]
This is my rifle [hold M16 up]
This is my gun [grab kock]
This is for killing [hold M16 up]
This is for fun [grab kock]
[/singing]
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Male 212
First minute; gun, bad guys, football fields. This is going to be a long video.
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Male 174
@Djarum, generally in the military we look down on calling them "guns". The XM-25 is a rifle. You`d be surprised how many people got smoked during basic training for calling their M4 a gun.
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Male 307
@lwhoffman, It expels a projectile out of a barrel. What is your definition?
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Male 46
good for you u.s.a.
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Male 15,510
Made in China
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Male 721
NOCASH- You can throw a grenade 500 meters?
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Male 174
I cringed when he called it a "gun"...
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Male 1,505
This is an awesome weapon. I hope it works well and is deployed soon.

It`s a shame this Colonel has to suffer the stupidity of that meat puppet reporter. By the reporter`s logic, war should be fought with rocks and pointy sticks to eliminate the possibility of the enemy recovering our guns.
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Male 423
Over complicating killing your enemy much? I read a news article on them and they seem a little overboard in every department. They cost $35,000 each and the army plans on purchasing at least 12,500 units, not exactly chump change. Why are we gunna buy these XM-25`s when M16`s have successfully been racking up kills for over 25 years with proven efficiency and a fraction of the cost. As far as the exploding rounds, what happened to the days of just throwing the grenade? Heres the fox news article XM-25 article
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Male 721
Rick Sanchez is sooooo smart.
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Male 307
Looks bulky. Probably won`t be more than one a platoon or company.

I have something better: long range fuel-air RPGs - fire everywhere!
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Male 226
Okay. So war is now useless. There is no defense. It`s back to the 1600`s where they go in a line and fire and start a new line again.
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Male 7,819
damn, thats an incredible weapon.
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Male 1,598
Cool gun is cool
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Male 271
good to know that whilst economic turmoil is rife.

we still have the economy to make rifles.
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Male 17,512
Link: Meet The XM-25, It`s Currently Deploying To Troops [Rate Link] - This weapon is being called a `Game Changer` giving enemies nowhere to hide.
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