Bang Bangs: Military To Test New 'Smart Gun'

May 8, 2010


The U.S. Special Forces is all set to test the new XM-25 Individual Airburst 'Smart Gun' this summer. And you all know what that means: I actually have no idea what that means.

The gun fires a 25-millimeter "smart round" that can be detonated at pre-programmed distance, spreading shrapnel in all directions. It uses a rangefinder to figure out how far away a target is, and the operator can manually adjust when the bullet detonates to suit different situations, allowing a soldier to attack entrenched targets around corners and in buildings more effectively.

Geez, I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of that thing (or a big ol' johnson). Granted it's still no match for my laser blaster. Just sayin', one time I did bring a two-handed great sword to a knife fight.I cut some asshole's legs off with a single swing. It's cool, I'm getting used to the wheelchair.

Hit the jump for a video demonstration of the PEWs in action.

U.S. special forces taking 'smart gun' into battle this summer [dvice]

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