The U.S. Army has formally terminated its effort to develop a 25 mm airburst weapon, known as the XM25 and nicknamed “The Punisher.” Read more: https://www.stripes.com/news/army-s-xm25-program-officially-goes-kaput-1.541971
The ill-fated weapon, once hailed as a game-changer for ground troops who would be able to use it to target enemies hiding behind cover, came under closer scrutiny several years ago after schedule slippage, cost overruns and aborted operational testing in Afghanistan.
Photo: Maj. Elliot Caggins talks about the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System at a 2009 military expo in Kaiserslautern, Germany. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)
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