New York: The US Army has revealed that it has a new super weapon that can effectively hunt down and target the Taliban in Afghanistan
The weapon is a small precision grenade that flies just above the enemy and suddenly explodes, taking the target down.
According to ABC News, the Army`s next generation grenade rifle system has been used in several real firefights in Afghanistan. The experimental XM-25 is lovingly referred to as "The Punisher”.
The video, released by the Army and posted on Military.com, is the closest look yet at the XM-25 and demonstrates not only the weapon’s ability to detonate a grenade at a precise, preprogrammed distance, potentially eliminating enemies` ability to hide behind cover, but also its high-tech sighting system and various ammunition loads.
Five prototypes of the rifles have already seen combat in nine operational missions in Afghanistan as part of what the military called a "forward operational assessment" of the weapon.
There, they helped soldiers put a quicker end to deadly firefights, according to a February report by the military.