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October 19th, 2011

XM25 CDTE Air Burst Grenade Launcher "The Punisher"

Last year the United States Army introduced a new weapon: the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) System also referred to as an Individual Semiautomatic Air Burst System. The XM25 is an air burst grenade launcher that uses 25mm grenades. The weapon has a laser rangefinder, which can determine the distance from the soldier to the target. The soldier can adjust the distance by ten feet. Once the target it locked, the weapon automatically sends the distance to the grenade while it is in the firing chamber. The grenade then tracks the distanced traveled by the number of spiral rotations after being fired. Detonation occurs at the proper distance and produces an air burst effect. The features on the XM25 make it a more desirable ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on October 19th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military