Thursday, December 02, 2010

Army deploys the Pulse Rifle from Aliens

While technology has continued to advance in the areas of communication, computation, and large scale weapons (like nuclear weapons and drones), the humble rifle has remained largely unchanged since the Vietnam war. No longer. The army has announced the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, a high powered rifle with programmable rounds that can be set to explode at any pre-set range.

It also has the advantage of looking like everyone's favorite prop from James Cameron's version of the Alien movies.

XM25 rifle


CRCHAIR said...

I saw this on a show on the history channel. The best feature is that they can shoot through walls and have flash grenade rounds go off once inside the building. So now they don't have to make a hole in the wall before throwing in a grenade so that they can try to save hostages and the like.

shadowmom1 said...

It looks like a huge Nerf gun to me!