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Gallery: Firing the Army’s Biggest, Baddest Guns

Nathan Hodge of Wired.com: "It's not too often I get to play with military-grade weaponry, and the military is usually pretty wary about reporters handling firearms. But yesterday I traveled to Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD to see the latest improvements in soldier weaponry.

Reporters had the chance to test out a range of weapons, from the M4 Carbine to the M107 sniper rifle. It was also an opportunity for the Army to show off the XM25 airburst weapon. The XM25 is an advanced grenade launcher that fires a smart 25mm round automatically programmed to go off just above or behind its target: The idea is to create a devasting, pinpoint-accurate infantry weapon that can hit targets that are "in defilade" (behind a wall, or dug into the ground)."

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