XM25 CDTE renamed XM25 Individual Semiautomatic Air Burst System

    The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) System has been renamed the XM25 Individual Semiautomatic Air Burst System. The former name sounded much to technical and could be applied to just about anything from shovels to hand grenades1. I rarely saw it used in Army PR. The new name has much greater congressional appeal 🙂

    The Army has also announced that congress has granted an additional 24.7 million in funding for 36 new prototype XM25s to supplement the five already in the field.

    1. the term defilade refers to the use of terrain or obstacles to shield or conceal 

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