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    XM25- Game changing killing ability.

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/us-deplo...206-18lmm.html

    Anyone seen this thing in action?

    The XM25 does seem like a game changer, although I am by no means a military man. I would like to hear if anyone has any stories, or if they knew of it. Supposedly it is deployed in Afghanistan and is quite effective, as it should be for what it is supposedly able to do.

    Being able to kill a hiding enemy seems like a bonus, I wonder how long until this kind of thing is standard issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battlefields View Post
    http://www.smh.com.au/world/us-deplo...206-18lmm.html

    Anyone seen this thing in action?

    The XM25 does seem like a game changer, although I am by no means a military man. I would like to hear if anyone has any stories, or if they knew of it. Supposedly it is deployed in Afghanistan and is quite effective, as it should be for what it is supposedly able to do.

    Being able to kill a hiding enemy seems like a bonus, I wonder how long until this kind of thing is standard issue.
    Not to sound like a smartass (because everyone here knows that I am not), that weapon has been around for at least 10 years. It was a prototype weapon (and the grenade launching portion of the OICW battle rifle) that has been out for awhile. I'm not sure if I'd characterize it as a "game changer", but the troops are entitled to copious amounts of any badass weaponry that we can provide them.

    I myself am hoping that we get a bunch of them in our guys' hands and they're taking it to the enemy with them.

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    I have no doubts that it has been around in prototype for ages, as I imagine many other forms of weaponry are as well, they don't just make a weapon and stick it in the field hoping it will work. I'm just wondering if any of the military guys have got their hands on one, or even the prototype.

    Also, yes, the troops are entitled to copious amounts of badass weaponry, but I was under the impression that our (Allied) troops are under equipped considering the technological advancements we've made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battlefields View Post
    I have no doubts that it has been around in prototype for ages, as I imagine many other forms of weaponry are as well, they don't just make a weapon and stick it in the field hoping it will work. I'm just wondering if any of the military guys have got their hands on one, or even the prototype.

    Also, yes, the troops are entitled to copious amounts of badass weaponry, but I was under the impression that our (Allied) troops are under equipped considering the technological advancements we've made.
    My understanding is that they just started fielding them in numbers in Afghanistan within the past month or two. I don't know anyone that has used one yet. I've used the H&K M320 (not in combat), which is definitely a huge improvement over the old grenade launcher.
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    Fair enough, as I said, not a military guy. Just seemed like an interesting piece and when I searched, nothing came up.

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    Video on the subject:

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4438880/x...fle-in-action/

    Worth having to wait for the end of the 30 second ad.

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