Couple that with the recent story about the Army's new XM-25 rifle, that shoots exploding shells (grenades) up to 2300 meters, and can program them to explode either just in front of or just behind a target. What this means is that the concept of "taking cover" just became a lose-lose situation for the Taliban in a firefight:
Engineers... making the world safe for democracy. Wouldn't my dear departed old Dad be proud?Lt. Col. Christopher Lehner, project manager for the semi-automatic, shoulder-fired weapon system for the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office Soldier, said that the XM25's capability alone is such a "game-changer" that it'll lead to new ways of fighting on the battlefield, beginning this month in Afghanistan.
"With this weapon system, we take away cover from [enemy targets] forever," Lehner told FoxNews.com on Wednesday. "Tactics are going to have to be rewritten. The only thing we can see [enemies] being able to do is run away."