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  • A-10 Warthogs return

    02/21/2015 8:09:04 PM PST · by Rabin · 40 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 19, 2015 | Jennifer H. Svan
    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany — Fighting rages in Ukraine, Leaders in Europe on Wednesday welcomed back a Cold War Hammer. Twelve of the previous one hundred forty, Close-air support A-10 “Warthogs” — designed in the 1970s to knock out Soviet tanks — are back in Germany.
  • Hezbollah Fires Antitank Missile at IDF Vehicle Near Border

    01/28/2015 3:14:25 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/28/2015 | Gil Ronen
    An antitank missile has been fired at an IDF vehicle from the Har Dov area (Shebaa Farms) in a Hezbollah ambush Wednesday morning, and there are reportedly seven casualties, who are receiving treatment. A helicopter has been taking casualties to a hospital. The IDF is certain that none of its soldiers was abducted. Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for the attack, through journalist Rassan Ben Jiddo, who is close to the terrorist militia. ZAKA emergency services initially said that three people were hurt. The IDF spokesman said that an antitank missile was fired at an IDF vehicle that was moving along...
  • The weapons man: ‘I gave the IRA powerful anti-tank shells the US Army used in Iraq war’

    04/27/2014 11:30:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 28 April 2014 | Suzanne Breen
    The IRA has a secret arsenal of deadly munitions capable of bringing down military helicopters and penetrating PSNI Land Rovers, killing all personnel traveling inside. Millionaire Florida stockbroker turned IRA gunrunner, Mike Logan, says he sent the powerful incendiary shells to the Provisionals who tested them and were “delighted with the results”. […] As well as arming the Provisionals with hundreds of handguns as previously reported, he has now disclosed that he also sent munitions as powerful as those the US Army deployed against Saddam Hussein in the Iraq war. He claims that years after the IRA ceasefire, the Provos...
  • Israel pips US in anti-tank guided missile supply to India

    11/29/2012 12:37:42 AM PST · by IndianChief · 3 replies
    The times of India ^ | Nov 29, 2012, 01.25 AM IST | Rajat Pandit, TNN
    NEW DELHI: Israel has upstaged the US in the ongoing race to bag the huge deal to supply third-generation anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) to the Indian Army, in a project which could well be worth $1 billion eventually. Defence ministry sources said the plan to go in for the American FGM-148 Javelin ATGMs has "virtually been shelved" because of Washington's reluctance to provide full military knowhow - licensed "transfer of technology (ToT)'' - to allow India to indigenously manufacture the "tank killers'' in large numbers after an initial off-the-shelf purchase. Instead, the Army has already completed extensive trials of the...
  • Anti-tank missile defense system stops attack on IDF tank

    03/01/2011 10:55:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies ^ | 3/1/11 | BEN HARTMAN
    "Trophy" system is activated for the first time during an IDF operation; force identifies and kills the Gazan gunman. A special missile defense system deployed in IDF armored units stopped an anti-tank missile fired by terrorists near the Gaza security fence, the first time the system has been used during an IDF operation. The IDF Spokesperson's office reported that the “Windbreaker” system managed to identify and disable the missile, and that no damage was caused to the tank or its crew. Shortly thereafter, IDF troops identified an armed man in their proximity and opened fire, killing the gunman at the...
  • Gaza anti-tank missile penetrated IDF tank, Ashkenazi reveals

    12/21/2010 1:50:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    haaretz ^ | 12/21/10 | Jonathan Lis
    Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi revealed on Tuesday that an anti-tank missile was fired more than two weeks ago at an Israeli tank on the Gaza border and penetrated its outer shell. "On December 6, a Kornet rocket was fired for the first time and hit an IDF tank and penetrated its outer shell," Ashkenazi told the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, saying that the Kornet missile penetrated the tank exterior shell but failed to detonate inside it.- Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi revealed on Tuesday that an anti-tank missile was fired more...
  • The Israeli Defense Ministry will be transfering 40 armored Hummers to the Americans (translation)

    04/13/2004 9:56:45 PM PDT · by yonif · 34 replies · 769+ views
    Haaretz (Hebrew Edition) ^ | 4/14/2004 | Israel Radio
    Translation from Hebrew to English by me The Israeli Defense Ministry will be transfering to the Americans in Iraq 40 Armored Hummers, to their request, after their factory in America did not stick to its timetable for supplying these to the American military (Israel Radio). Israel Radio reports also (listening now) "Israel understands the situation America is facing in Iraq. This is a goodwill gesture by Israel." The US asked Israel for these Hummers due to the fact the factory in charge of supplying these to US forces in Iraq was not able to meet the need of the US...
  • Israel Looks to New of Army Vehicles

    09/05/2003 2:04:55 PM PDT · by archy · 30 replies · 714+ views
    The Associated Press via the Kansas City Star ^ | Wed, Aug. 13, 2003 | GAVIN RABINOWITZ/AP
    Israel Looks to New of Army Vehicles GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press JERUSALEM - To boost the maneuverability of its army, particularly in the urbanized West Bank and Gaza Strip, the Israeli military plans to equip its troops with armored vehicles that use wheels instead of tracks, Israeli officials said. The military will buy 500 American-made Stryker LAV-3 armored personnel carriers for its soldiers, the Haaretz daily newspaper said. The $750 million purchase of the Strykers will be funded by America's annual defense aid to Israel, Haaretz said. The Strykers, expected to be in use within seven years, would replace...
  • Egypt to Buy 2,000 TOW 2A Anti-Tank Missiles

    10/31/2007 7:36:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies · 190+ views
    IMRA ^ | 10-31-07
    Egypt - TOW IIA Anti-Armor Guided Missiles (Source: US Defense Security Cooperation Agency; issued Oct. 30, 2007) [With thanks to ] WASHINGTON --- On October 29, 2007 the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of TOW IIA anti-armor guided missiles as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $99 million. The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of 2,000 TOW 2A Missiles, plus 28 buy-to-fly missiles, containers, test sets and support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications...
  • Hezbollah says it destroyed more than a dozen Israeli tanks-(w/photos)

    08/10/2006 9:27:45 PM PDT · by Flavius · 57 replies · 4,397+ views
    Fox 6 San Diego ^ | August 10, 2006 | AP
    Hezbollah television claims guerrillas attacked advancing Israeli troops about five miles inside the Lebanese border, destroying seven tanks. Militants claim the other six tanks were destroyed in another area along the border. Residents of Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley say an Israeli drone fired a missile into a minibus, killing one person and wounding 12. Another Israeli airstrike targeted a road, while other planes dropped warning leaflets. Meantime, Israel says it's delaying a new ground offensive in Lebanon until the weekend to give diplomats more time to work out a proposed cease-fire. Prospects for a U.N. resolution are uncertain, with the...
  • ARMORED WARFARE: Israel Drops Stryker for Merkava APC

    01/14/2005 1:40:31 PM PST · by Dan Middleton · 11 replies · 1,621+ views
    January 11, 2005: Israel has decided not to buy American Stryker wheeled armored vehicles for two of its infantry brigades. Instead, it has designed a new armored personnel carrier (APC) based on the chassis of older Merkava I and II series tanks. These tanks are being retired, and one such Merkava I is being turned into a prototype of the new “Nemerah” (“Tigress”) vehicle. This APC has the thick armor of the Merkava, but the turret is removed and a remotely controlled (from inside the vehicle) heavy machine-gun would be added. The Merkava lends itself to this kind of modification,...
  • Abrams Tank Attacked And Destroyed By Insurgents In Iraq

    04/11/2004 2:05:53 AM PDT · by OutSpot · 107 replies · 11,564+ views
    news wires | 11/04/2004 | Outspot
    Can anyone tell me how the Iraqi insurgents are able to penetrate our invincible Abrams tank?
  • The Miracle Tank Of Legend

    12/05/2008 10:08:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 58 replies · 7,592+ views ^ | December 3, 2008 | NA
    The U.S. Army is carrying out an aggressive development program to produce a new, lightweight composite armor for its next generation tank. This vehicle, part of the FCS (Future Combat System) series of vehicles, will weigh under 30 tons. The current U.S. tank, the M-1, weighs 70 tons. Composite armor was invented in Britain during the 1980s. The British developers had found that layers of different metals and ceramics made the armor lighter, and more resistant to penetration by solid shot or HEAT shells. The U.S. added a layer of depleted uranium to its composite armor, and produced the most...
  • 30 Tanks Wiped Out in Lebanon

    08/11/2006 6:05:24 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 129 replies · 7,341+ views
    ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS ^ | Aug 11, '06 | not attributed
    ( IDF officials admit that the biggest surprise of the ongoing war against Hizbullah is the ease by which terrorists have destroyed IDF tanks. At least 30 tanks have been totally destroyed or seriously damaged in bomb and anti-tank rocket attacks involving state-of-the-art Russian anti-tank rockets. About one-half of the military personnel killed in southern Lebanon were inside tanks.
  • 'RPG penetrated IDF tank in Gaza Strip'_(merkave 3 not 4 w reac armor/shield)

    12/12/2007 4:22:48 PM PST · by Flavius · 29 replies · 583+ views
    j post ^ | December 13, 2007 | jpost staff
    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have managed to penetrate an IDF Merkava tank using a missile and the army is now checking if double headed anti-tank missiles have made their way to Gaza, Channel 10 reported Wednesday. IDF tanks in northern Gaza on Wednesday. Photo: AP According to the report, the missile was fired at an IDF tank on Tuesday and its jet stream passed between the tank's soldiers, who subsequently suffered from smoke inhalation. Details released by the IDF about the incident on Tuesday said that four soldiers had inhaled smoke and suffered minor bruises, but had not stated...
  • Tough Lessons For Israeli Armour

    08/15/2006 12:59:18 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 61 replies · 2,657+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/15/06 | Jonathan Marcus
    One of the major military surprises of the fighting in Lebanon has been the apparent vulnerability of Israeli armour to Hezbollah anti-tank rockets. --- The AT-13 Metis or Saxhorn is a modern tube-launched successor to the Sagger. Its tandem-shaped warhead can punch through armour of up to 46cm (18 inches) thick. The tandem warhead is designed to counter reactive armour as used on many Israeli vehicles. Reactive armour is essentially made up of explosive pads or bricks on the outside of the tank which explode outwards when hit by an incoming missile. This disrupts the effect of the missile warhead,...
  • U.S. Eyes Israeli Tank Protection

    10/09/2009 8:06:47 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 2,119+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 10/09/2009 | Greg Grant
    It was named one of Time magazine’s best inventions of 2008, but Raytheon’s Active Protection System (APS), formerly known as “Quick Kill,” was nowhere to be found on the floor of the Washington Convention Center at the Army’s annual conference this week. I asked the Raytheon folks about its status and the best they could come up with was that the program is “maturing”; there was no APS on display nor were there videos showing field tests of the system. By contrast, over at the Israeli Military Industries booth, the Israelis were showing video of their “Iron Fist” APS in...
  • .Israeli unveils tank-defense system of the future

    04/03/2010 12:03:53 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 952+ views
    Associad Press ^ | 3/3/2010 | Josef Federman
    On a dusty, wind-swept field overlooking the Mediterranean, a small team of researchers is putting the final touches on what Israel says is a major game changer in tank defense: a miniature anti-missile system that detects incoming projectiles and shoots them down before they reach the armored vehicles. If successful, the "Trophy" system could radically alter the balance of power if the country goes to war again against Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon or Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. Its performance could also have much wider implications as American troops and their Western allies battle insurgents in Iraq and...
  • Peretz urges Israel to avoid verbal escalation with Syria

    02/22/2007 9:31:37 AM PST · by Freeport · 3 replies · 207+ views ^ | 22/02/2007 | Amos Harel, Aluf Benn and Ze'ev Schiff
    Responding to a Haaretz report that Syria is boosting its army and moving troops closer to its border with Israel, Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Thursday that Israel should refrain from making further statements regarding Syria, and urged officials to avoid a verbal escalation of tensions. Speaking at his weekly meeting with Defense Ministry officials, Peretz said that the situation would be assessed based on concrete information, and that the army would prepare itself as necessary. Earlier Thursday, Israel Radio quoting Syrian parliament member Mohammed Habash as denying the Haaretz report. According to the radio, Habash told the Dubai-based Al...
  • IDF worried Hamas may have advanced missiles

    02/20/2007 5:45:45 PM PST · by edpc · 10 replies · 416+ views ^ | Feb 21, 2007 | Amos Harel
    There are grave concerns among the defense establishment about the possibility that Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip is now in possession of Sagger anti-tank missiles. Recently, Hamas and other Palestinian paramilitary groups have stepped up their efforts to acquire more advanced anti-tank weaponry. This stems, in part, from the relative success of Hezbollah guerrillas armed with anti-tank missiles against infantry and armored units of the Israel Defense Forces during last summer's second Lebanon war. The IDF fears Hamas has succeeded in its efforts to smuggle Sagger-type missiles from Sinai to the Gaza Strip. It appears that the number...