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Technology and arms are awesome by themselves, but when you put the two together, you get one hell of a combination. First, we had the laser gun. Now we can add a smart grenade to the military’s repertoire. The smart grenade is designed to locate targets and explode on its own. How awesome is that? Really fucking awesome.
From FOX News:
The U.S. Army is developing the SAGM, Small Arms Grenade Munitions round.
The SAGM is a new kind of grenade that can find an enemy hiding behind an object, a wall or other would-be cover.
At this point, the American military is only trying to one-up themselves. There is no real competition. Which only means bad things for the terrorists. So what makes this thing smart?
When the SAGM is fired, the grenade will recognize its surroundings and the cover used by the enemy for concealment. It then detonates over the target.
The SAGM is an air-bursting grenade and more than doubles the lethality of the current 40-mm grenade against targets that are not directly in a soldier’s line of sight.
Making something already pretty lethal even more lethal is definitely a TFM. Try hiding now, assholes. You can’t hide from these smart, bad boys. They are pretty easy to use as well. They program themselves and probably won’t require any new training for our soldiers.
Using an SAGM, a soldier will not need to do any sort of pre-fire programming sequence. The soldier just needs to accurately aim the weapon and fire — the smart grenade will take care of the rest. While in the air the SAGM will detect walls, without even relying on a range finder. After it passes the wall, the SAGM explodes itself in the air above the target.
Look at the scoreboard. We’re up 2-0 in World Wars. Sit on it and spin, terrorism..
[via FOX News]