The Pentagon has plenty of high-tech advances on tap for the coming year. Think drones, of course, but also laser weapons, cyberwarfare, and the ageless B-52.
This futuristic grenade launcher is entering the engineering and manufacturing development phase.
After testing five XM-25s in Afghanistan, the Army wants dozens more. The shoulder-braced weapon can fire rounds that explode at a set distance.
The XM-25 makes use of features like a laser rangefinder and microchip-equipped ammo to take on targets out of reach of small arms fire.