XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CGTE)


For those who speak only Civilian What does “Defilade” mean. Heck, I don’t really know but I think it loosely translates to blow the “defication” out of your enemy – even when they are hiding behind a solid line of defense like trees, cement or event steel barricades.

Why am I sending you so many websites on this new and exciting weapon? It is a fantastic and almost unbelievable attack weapon that can kill our enemies and save American Lives. What more do you need to know? Caution!!! If you voted for Hillary you should probably stop reading and delete this e mail immediately.

When I was in RVN each platoon had one infantryman who carried a “side arm” and an “M80” Grenade launcher. I’m sure you have seen them in movies – looking like a sawed off 20mm shotgun – not 20 gauge but 20mm – meaning a very, very huge bullet or a small grenade. The M80 Round fired with a “thump” and would not “arm” until it was 25 meters out – preventing an accidental explosion that would kill the good guys. When it hit it’s target it was like a modest sized hand grenade exploding and killing everything within 10 feet of the impact zone.

For illustrative purposes only – my Platoon was moving through the Central Highlands just East of Cambodia one day and we settled in for the night just outside a local village. This turned out to be a bad call for SS and we took mortar fire through out the night from the “friendly Villagers.” WE sustained one life threatening injury and the next day after he was medivaced we eliminated what we decided were the bad guys in this village and proceeded to rest up, taste the local “rice wine” and use their watering hole for a low level shower.

After the first shower I had enjoyed in weeks – combined with several shared “sips” through a four foot long bamboo straw in the 20 gallon rice wine jug I became some what irritated with the Village’s one and only Water Buffalo (WB). I called for the M80 and hit the WB right between the eyes on his skull plate at about 10 meters. Thankfully some scientist somewhere saved my life and the others as well by not allowing the M80 Grenade to detonate at 10 meters.

Now you would think I would show grace and calmness and thankfulness to the designer for sparing not only the WB but 8 or 10 of us as well. Angered by the shot that bounced off his skull he began to charge the water hole. On of my men pitched me a locked and loaded M16 and I emptied it on him in just a few seconds. Relative to the bull fighting you may have seen in Mexico or on TV a full clip of M16 rounds is far more effective than a red cape and a sword.

What does this have to do with the XM25 you ask? Visualize if you can some SOB Viet Cong or Radical Islamic ISIS sniper hiding behind a concrete wall in a modestly destroyed building.

Rather than sending in American Troops to flank the sniper and endanger more lives the operator of the XM25 simply goes through the steps he has learned in training – setting the XM25 to the appropriate settings and the 25mm – yes for those of you who are paying attention the round has been increased from 20mm to 25mm – and this magic bullet grenade goes up and over the wall and explodes “in air” and kills the target.

This Weapon is so smart it can not only get around the enemies cover but it can explode at the precise distance of the enemy without making any contact! At this point I am tempted to say something like “unbelievably _______ amazing.”

On the battle field this is a true game changer and more importantly a real life saver for American Troops. I don’t care if the rounds cost a thousand dollars apiece because successfully deployed no Platoon Sergeant will be calling for a Medivac in the morning.

See the sites below for full details.

SS

https://www.orbitalatk.com/defense-systems/armament-systems/cdte/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XM25_CDTE

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