December 11, 2010

XM25 Individual Airburst Weapon System


Remember the old Bugs Bunny cartoons? Where Elmer Fudd would shoot his double barrel shotgun and the buckshot would zip over and around things and then tap you on the shoulder and wave, right before they exploded. Funny right? Not, so much anymore.

Individual Airburst Weapon System is currently under development and intended to address the capability gap of defeating defilade targets. The weapon has the capability to hit point targets at a distance of 500 meters and area targets at 700 meters. 25mm munitions currently in development include High Explosive Air-Burst (HEAB), armor piercing, door breaching, anti-personnel, and two types of non-lethal munitions – blunt and agent dispersing airburst.

XM25 will be able to set the fuse of each round to explode over the target, to create maximum effect. After placing the aimpoint on the target and activating the laser rangefinder, the system calculates the range to the target, and converts it to time of flight for fuse setting. XM25 will utilize the XM116 integral fire control system, which will include day and night channels, laser rangefinder, fuse setter, compass, ballistic computer and an internal display. At AUSA 2006 the XM116 sight was displayed by L3 (Formerly Brashear).


The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, allows soldiers to program the ammunition to explode at precise distances by measuring how far it is to a target using the laser site and then dialing in where the ammunition should explode, such as at the corner of a building. The “bullet” has a magnet inside that generates AC current as it spins, and a microprocessor that measures the spin to determine how far it has travelled, and when it will need to.. well, let’s just say….tap the enemy on the shoulder.

The weapon has an array of ammunition to choose from, including non lethal rounds meant to stun, rather than kill the enemy. Individual rounds start at about $24.


How do you guard against something like this? My suggestion? RUN

37 comments:

  1. Sounds cool, I like the site, now following.

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  2. nice and deadly, I really like the concept.

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  3. 24$ a round seems pretty high to me. Nice blog, Following.

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  4. Oh wow, that's pretty awesome. The price of the rounds though, not so much, but I guess it's not really meant for civilian usage anyway.

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  5. Wow those bullets are expensive! It would better if everyone fought with swords lol

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  6. at 24 $ per round you better be and excellent marksman or very rich

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  7. Wow, would love to have on of those...but too expensive for me :)

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  8. That's a cool idea, having it explode at a certain distance. $24 per round. I guess it's not bad if you hit every time.

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  9. Is the design aesthetic based around functionality or was sci-fi just the goal?

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  10. Wow those rounds are dam expensive

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  11. Jesus. Amazing to think that good old fashioned lead is being replaced with exploding miniature computers.

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  12. @Bart

    Haha, I'm happy about GSP since he lives in my city yet, I think the Habs should had won against the Leafs!!

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  13. It looks neat but I really don't think the world needs more effective ways to kill each other.

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  14. even if the bullets are more expensive.. every shot would be a hit! maybe you would end up save some money in war

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  15. Holy sweet mother of hot sauce! That's... an efficient killing machine!

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  16. those are expensive rounds! anyone else thinking starship troopers??

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  17. Bugs? Road Runner would even have trouble with this fun fighting machine.

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  18. so it's not save behind walls anymore i guess...

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  19. Holy Smokes, That looks a little scary!

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  20. Cool! Why wasn't this in Modern Warfare?

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  21. Hooray! Killing people is more easy now..

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  22. Wow that's pretty intense...hmm..

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