Army Rewards Punisher Gun with $66m Contract

TTAG has chronicled the rising fortunes of the XM-25 grenade launcher, a “12-pound, 29-inch gun can fire 25mm airbursting rounds up to 500 meters (546 yards) for a precision target and 700 meters (765 yards) when firing on an area.” That’s how cnet.com describes “The Punisher,” and we’re not arguing with that—especially if they know someone who has one. Taliban forces in Afghanistan might, as the Army is busy testing five of the weapons system on their ass. Or what’s left of their ass. “Under the [new] 30-month contract with the Army’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier, the XM-25 will be further designed and tested to ensure the final weapon meets all requirements.” So that will be 36 more please. Followed by, oh, 12,500. Wait. Executive Office Soldier? Does the Freedom Group borg know about this? God I hope not.

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  1. avatar slntax says:

    i feel like this is the future of firearms. bringing this precision down to small arms level.

  2. avatar Mark says:

    Certainly will help / has helped with high ground engagements in A-Stan. No more peeking over a cliff for the enemy, lob two or three and let the airburst do its thing.

  3. avatar CUJO THE DOG OF WAR says:

    I WANT ONE!

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Just one? BTW: If you can keep your fingers away from the caps lock and walk away from the spears (exclamation marks) forever, I’d be happy for you to write reviews for us. guntruth@me.com

      1. avatar CUJO THE DOG OF WAR says:

        Sorry, I’ll work on it-days like today,pouring rain, make my right eye feel like there’s a screwdriver in it-causing rampant emotive behavior…

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