Laser-guided grenade launcher detonates explosives at exact distances

You are looking at the latest and greatest in weaponry, headed now to the battlefields of Afghanistan. It's the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, and it is crazy.

What makes this different than your standard-issue grenade launcher? Well, it's "an airburst grenade launcher equipped with a laser rangefinder and programmable grenade that can be set to detonate at a precise distance, for example, directly above an enemy hidden behind a wall." Yikes.

Sure, this is "cool," but I'm really just excited about its inevitable appearance in a future version of the Call of Duty. Because the video game version won't actually, you know, kill people.

Via The Big Picture

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