Say Hello to My Little Friend

The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, firing 25mm air-bursting shells up to 2,300 feet. What’s so good about this little rifle-sized grenade launcher, you say?

Oh, nothing much, only that it can take out hidden targets. Hidden, out of sight ones. Like, now you don’t see it, now you do. In flames. This baby is being placed in the hands of our soldiers in Afghanistan, says AFP, with a quote that I actually will use. “It looks and acts like something best left in the hands of Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo,” but this latest dream weapon is real — and the US Army sees it becoming the Taliban’s worst nightmare.” That’s so cool. He mentioned Rambo, in quotes! This thing is better than most sci-fi guns I see on TV. The Star Wars blasters still needed manual aim. That’s so last year.

Now, if we can only get droids to shoot for us, then we can really be cooking with nanotech. Who knows? Maybe the wars of the future will look more like video game bots shooting each other. The country with the remaining droids wins the war. Big jump, I know, but hey, if we can make this work of beauty. I’m just saying.

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