Originally Posted by RunningOnMT
He expects the Army to buy 12,500 of the XM25 rifles this year, enough for every member of the infantry and special forces.
‘Tactics are going to have to be rewritten. The only thing we can see [enemies] being able to do is run away.’
Uh, no offense, and I know we've cut the military THROUGH the bone to score some of that "Peace Dividend..."
But we still have a helluva lot more infantry than that.
It's just a "smarter" but smaller grenade launcher. The Russians have been using 25 mm grenade launchers for years, so the only thing new is the microchip.
It's a new support weapon period. And I'm not sure a good M79 or 203 gunner with a proximity fuse couldn't do a lot this one is claimed to do.
Methinks the Daily Mail got caught up in the manufacturers sales propaganda.
Most grunts will still be carrying the long in the tooth M16/M4 which BY THE WAY no matter how much I like them could stand replacement or an upgrade.