Been thin on X-weapon news for quite some time. Last week I noted once again the return of the M79 grenade launcher, and a discussion in the comments section led to the merits of “smart grenades”, magazine-fed launchers, and such.
Lo and behold, in today’s Strategy Page:
The XM-25 grenade launcher, which began field testing last May, is now being tested by American troops in Germany as well. So far, the troops have been very enthusiastic about the new weapon. Those who have served in Iraq, say the XM-25 would come in very handy there, because enemy gunmen often duck behind cars or other obstacles, and the XM-25 was designed to quickly get at people behind that kind of cover.
There’s more background info on the XM25 at the link, though nothing really new.
Unless the XM25 isn’t performing well, which doesn’t seem to be the case from what I’ve been able to gather, some should be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan as soon as possible for some real-world testing. It’s the only way to be sure.