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Defence Briefing— Global

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News from the military world, including the new "smart" bullets and ingenious bomb detection technology.

Australia, Austria, Bomb, USA, Venezuela, Weapons, budget, detection, munitions

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USA [PRECISION WEAPONRY]

Precision has become a priority for western forces, with the high number of civilian casualties when an allied assault goes wrong dogging the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. A potential hi-tech solution to improve accuracy has been delivered to US soldiers in the Afghan theatre: the XM25 grenade launcher (pictured), a weapon that has been designed to target insurgents hunkered down behind the country’s ubiquitous mud walls. The traditional approach was to lob a grenade and hope for the best, but the XM25…

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