XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System

  • A soldier aims an XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement weapon system at Aberdeen Test Center, Md. Army photo
XM25 Counter Defilade Engagement System

Manufacturer: H&K, ATK

Service: US Army

Caliber: 25mm

Weight: 13.5 pounds

Length: 29.9 inches

Max Range: 700 meters

The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System enables the small unit and individual soldier to engage defilade targets by providing a 25mm air bursting capability in all operational environments. Nicknamed “The Punisher” by troops who’ve used it in Afghanistan, the XM25 is an individually fired, semi-automatic, soldier-portable weapon system.

An individual Soldier employing basic rifle marksmanship skills can effectively engage exposed or defilade targets in just seconds out to 700 meters. The system allows the Soldier to engage targets quickly and accurately. It produces an adjusted aimpoint based on range, environmental factors and user inputs. The target acquisition/fire control integrates thermal capability with direct-view optics, laser rangefinder, compass, fuze setter,ballistic computer and an internal display.

The XM25 reduces the reliance of small units on non-organic assets (mortars, artillery and air support) and the need to compete for priority of fires when time is critical. In addition to air bursting ammunition, a family of ammunition supports other missions. They could include armor-piercing and nonlethal scenarios.

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