Matthew Cox in Army Times:
Army weapons officials said Tuesday that soldiers will test out the service’s experimental airburst weapon in the war zone this summer.
The XM25, a shoulder-fired weapon that shoots exploding 25mm projectiles, is “going to be issued to a unit this summer for an assessment down range in theater,” Program Executive Office Soldier commander Brig. Gen. Peter Fuller told an audience at the National Defense Industrial Association’s International Infantry & Joint Services Small Arms Systems Symposium.
This could be a truly revolutionary weapon if the 25mm grenades are effective enough.
This has been a long time in coming, it seems. Murdoc once wrote
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.
That was in 2005.