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In the US, an automatic grenade launcher with "smart" ammunition

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Specialists of the American defense company Orbital ATK are completing work on an automatic grenade launcher using ammunition with a programmable blasting distance, according to "Vesti.ru".


In the US, an automatic grenade launcher with "smart" ammunition


According to company representatives, the new grenade launcher complex XM25 uses a laser rangefinder and a fire control system that allows you to program the distance of a grenade to undermine, for example, to penetrate the shelter with a kinetic strike and explode inside.

It is noted that the range of destruction of a point target is 500 meters, areal - 600 meters.

The grenade launcher is made of composite materials, its magazine holds five 25-mm grenades. Tests of the new complex are scheduled for next spring, and in the case of a positive assessment from the military, it can be put into service as early as 2017.
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  1. st25310
    st25310 14 October 2015 05: 31 New
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    Sorry off topic. Woland: France can build new Mistrals for Russia. French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday, October 13, during a visit to the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, that Paris is ready for further cooperation with Russia in terms of ship sales, reports AP.

    “Things went well with Russia, which agreed to cancel the contract. And I think that we will have agreements on new ships, ”Hollande said.

    During the visit, the French president boarded the Vladivostok ship, which was originally intended for the Russian fleet. At the same time, Hollande did not specify which ships were in question - military or civilian.

    France and Russia signed a contract to supply two Mistral-type helicopter carriers to Russia in 2011. Then their value was estimated at 1,2 billion euros. France planned to transfer the first helicopter carrier in November 2014 of the year, but did not do this due to Ukrainian events and the imposition of sanctions against Russia.

    In August, it became known about the termination of the contract between Russia and France. In September, France paid Russia 949 million 754 thousand 849 euros. Prior to the payment of compensation, the country did not have the right to sell helicopter carriers to a third party.
    1. McLuha-MacLeod
      McLuha-MacLeod 14 October 2015 05: 38 New
      +8
      We are not Indians to step on the same French rake twice!
      1. venaya
        venaya 14 October 2015 06: 04 New
        +2
        Quote: McLooka-MacLeod
        We are not Indians to step on the same French rake twice!

        If the rake didn’t beat us, it is necessary to agree so that we have a benefit in all possible cases. The engines on the Mistral are ours, although there is little benefit, there is no need to be sad, but you need to learn, at least from mistakes.
        1. Manul
          Manul 14 October 2015 06: 07 New
          +2
          Quote: venaya

          If the rake didn’t beat us, it is necessary to agree so that we have a benefit in all possible cases. The engines on the Mistral are ours, although there is little benefit, there is no need to be sad, but you need to learn, at least from mistakes.

          Great idea! We must learn! Breaking relationships is the road to nowhere. If it’s profitable for us, we need to act. It’s just to increase the amount of compensation three times wink
      2. Kostyar
        Kostyar 14 October 2015 06: 08 New
        +1
        In the US, an automatic grenade launcher with "smart" ammunition

        The idea is interesting, but nothing supernatural!
        1. Passer
          Passer 14 October 2015 07: 35 New
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          По Задорнову: "тупые" американцы создают "умные" боеприпасы. Это как?
          1. Vend
            Vend 14 October 2015 09: 37 New
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            Smart ammunition is good. When grenades will refuse to fly out of the barrel towards the Russians and their allies. It will be fun laughing
  2. venaya
    venaya 14 October 2015 05: 33 New
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    , the new XM25 grenade launcher system uses a laser rangefinder and a fire control system that allows you to program the distance to detonate a grenade,

    And we don’t have to wait. They create, we must have something similar. It’s not such a difficult thing.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 14 October 2015 05: 40 New
      +4
      Quote: venaya
      And we don’t have to wait. They create, we must have something similar. It’s not such a difficult thing.

      not an important thing, a special from a grenade launcher can precisely put a grenade, and any heaped unit will not help a woodpecker.
      1. PSih2097
        PSih2097 14 October 2015 11: 32 New
        +1
        Quote: Andrew Y.
        Quote: venaya
        And we don’t have to wait. They create, we must have something similar. It’s not such a difficult thing.

        not an important thing, a special from a grenade launcher can precisely put a grenade, and any heaped unit will not help a woodpecker.

        something I did not hear about the domestic feces grenades. 30 - 40 mm with remote detonation, although the thing is necessary, and the range is not comparable for the GP 150 meters, and for the XM 500 - 700 meters.
  3. mamont5
    mamont5 14 October 2015 05: 45 New
    +1
    Quote: McLooka-MacLeod
    We are not Indians to step on the same French rake twice!

    Exactly. And not great-eye either.
  4. alex-cn
    alex-cn 14 October 2015 06: 08 New
    +1
    In my opinion, this is not the first year that this grenade launcher has been discussed. Heaped up heavy car. It is easier to manually install the appropriate fuse in a conventional grenade launcher.
    1. Manul
      Manul 14 October 2015 07: 10 New
      +2
      Quote: alex-cn
      It is easier to manually install the appropriate fuse in a conventional grenade launcher.

      And if a grenade runs for beer? Technologies are developing and progress cannot be stopped. If they come up with something sensible, they will immediately copy everything. If they are going to make a miniature Escalibur for the green lam - this is not our method. And if that is practical, then we ourselves are not fools - we will take it into service.
      I understand that the publication is not about grenades. But I have a suspicion that the ammunition for this device will not remain standard.
  5. 1536
    1536 14 October 2015 06: 27 New
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    "...он может быть принят на вооружение уже в 2017 году."

    Have time ?!
  6. Kurou
    Kurou 14 October 2015 06: 42 New
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    I foresee a grand cut
  7. ssn18
    ssn18 14 October 2015 06: 56 New
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    "В США создается автоматический гранатомет с «умными» боеприпасами"

    Probably ours are not standing still.
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 14 October 2015 07: 01 New
    +2
    Они в "Квест" переиграли. Уже не знают, что бы такого придумать, куда бы встроить электронику подороже. Граната 25 мм - не очень мощная. Но чтобы пробивное действие было - начальная скорость должна быть приличная. А какая же у него будет отдача?
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 14 October 2015 09: 36 New
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      With a 30 mm M 789 cumulative projectile, armor penetration is about 300 millimeters of armor, and with a 25 mm grenade, armor penetration can be increased to 200 millimeters.
  9. Wedmak
    Wedmak 14 October 2015 07: 11 New
    +1
    Isn't that the XM-25 that was promoted five or six years ago? It seems like he was a super weapon even a couple of years ago. They even showed it on TV ... And then on you, they just complete the creation.
    1. Bekas1967
      Bekas1967 14 October 2015 08: 16 New
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      It is the one that showed low efficiency in the troops. Our grenade launchers are not much worse than the characteristics, but you do not need to drag another barrel
  10. lewerlin53rus
    lewerlin53rus 14 October 2015 07: 47 New
    +1
    What if these munitions are smarter than their creators and do not want to destroy hospitals and weddings?
  11. evil partisan
    evil partisan 14 October 2015 08: 04 New
    +1
    In the US, an automatic grenade launcher with "smart" ammunition
    It seems to me that this ammunition can turn out smarter than Obama ... what
  12. vomag
    vomag 14 October 2015 08: 27 New
    +1
    Despite the plainness of this device, things turned out to be very normal .. estimate it calmly, throw a grenade from a 200x meter into the window and there it will also blow it up .. I think yes, in conditions of urban battle, the XM25 grenade launcher will cause troubles ...
  13. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 14 October 2015 08: 34 New
    +3
    Насколько я помню, они этот вундер-гранатомет еще с 1990-х создать не могут. Тогда еще спорили о калибре и не могли сделать достаточно компактный взрыватель, причем гранатомет должен был быть подствольным в комплексе типа нашей ОЦ-14 "Гроза", только автоматическим и покрасивше)))). Потом из-за огромного веса гранатомет изъяли в отдельный проект, и еще кучу лет не могли ничего добиться и лет 5-7 назад всё-таки определились с калибром в 25мм. Посмотрим, что они скажут в 2017)))
  14. Maxom75
    Maxom75 14 October 2015 09: 32 New
    +1
    With all the others, I always ask myself: Who will drag him? How many shots will it last? And who needs the fighter or the manufacturer more? And now the answers. He will have to be dragged by a soldier who is so far-fetched, who would rather throw this miracle of technology in an armored car than drag him with him into battle. The extra 5 kg in a battle oh how they put pressure on your back, ask those who fought, if you do not believe it. The number of shots is limited, because the ammunition that must first break through the wall and then explode inside should start as from the barrel of an artillery gun, respectively, and the return will be th. So either ammunition like an RPG, or a fighter the size of a Hulk. Judging by the duration of the program, the army needs this miracle less than those who cut the budget, because with all the others this miracle can replace an ordinary bumblebee or RPG. Well this is my opinion.
  15. pvv113
    pvv113 14 October 2015 09: 44 New
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    In the US, an automatic grenade launcher with "smart" ammunition

    While this clever grenade launcher will be brought to mind (I apologize for the pun), the Americans give preference to weapons of Soviet design
    Following the organization of the production of AK-47 assault rifles, the United States is launching production of Soviet-Russian RPG-7 grenade launchers. As with Kalash, Americans are attracted by the price / performance ratio of Russian weapons

    http://expert.ru/2015/01/31/strelnut-po-russki/
  16. TanakaKenshin
    TanakaKenshin 14 October 2015 09: 56 New
    +3
    Oh there he is! One of the most ambitious single cuts in the history of the US military-industrial complex. They have been working on it since 2003 (not counting the time when the smart grenade launcher was part of the OICW system, work on which began in 1986).
    Круче только "Санта-Барбара" про замену М16.
    The idea, of course, is amusing. But, IMHO, not to say that it is particularly promising.