You can run but you can’t hide: The XM-25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System soon to be fielded with U.S. Infantry and Special Forces units.
Terrorists and insurgents in places like Iraq and Afghanistan use thick mud walls, compounds, ravines and ditches to ambush coalition soldiers. To defeat this the U.S. is about to field the XM-25 Counter Defilade Engagement System.
This man portable 25mm gun allows troops to use the incorporated laser range finder, determine the exact distance of the enemy behind cover, then quickly fire a round that travels a few feet over the cover and airburst to take out the bad guy.
It is a pretty simple concept, defilade is any good cover that an attacker can hide behind, or in, and bring effective fire to bear on someone else. Right from basic training, soldiers are taught about using effective defilade to ambush enemies.
With a variety of 25mm rounds to choose from and incorporated night vision this weapon is truly a game changer on the battlefield.
With over 40,000 to be issued to U.S. ground and Special Forces this gun will save lives and help soldiers achieve fire superiority in ambush situations and contacts.