US Army to test rifle that hits targets BEHIND cover: New ammunition can explode in mid air using smart software

The US Army is planning to test a smart rifle that can hit soldiers who are shielded by cover.

The tests, planned for early next year, will monitor the performance of a weapon known as the XM25 Counter Defilade Engagement System.

Created by Orbital ATK, the shoulder-fired gun has a built-in ‘target acquisition and fire control system’, allowing soldiers with basic shooting skills to fire the system.