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  • 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
    jpost.com ^ | 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 www.defense-aerospace.com ] 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
    strategypage.com ^ | 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
    (IsraelNN.com) 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
    Haaretz.com ^ | 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
    Haaretz.com ^ | 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...
  • Soldier Hit by Anti-Tank Mine Praises Up-Armor

    09/18/2006 5:23:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 675+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Durwood Blackmon
    Soldier Hit by Anti-Tank Mine Praises Up-Armor Up-armored humvee saves the lives of soldiers hit by anti-tank mine. U.S. Army Pfc. Durwood Blackmon 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs TIKRIT, IRAQ, Sept. 18, 2006 -- U.S. soldiers are issued cumbersome protective gear that they have to lug, carry and drag everywhere they go. With heavy steel doors and blast shields, vehicles in the Army are no exception either. For one soldier of the 25th Infantry Division, Combat Aviation Brigade, however, both of these security defenses helped to save his life and the life of his fellow comrades when their...
  • Israel: Hezbollah used Russian missiles (bought by Iran and Syria and supplied to Hezzies)

    08/18/2006 10:31:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,393+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/18/06 | AP
    JERUSALEM - Israeli officials said Friday that a senior delegation went to Moscow this week to complain that Russian-made anti-tank missiles were used by Hezbollah guerrillas in their 34-day conflict with Israeli forces in Lebanon. Asaf Shariv, a senior adviser to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, said that the delegation had gone to Russia, but did not elaborate. The anti-tank missiles proved to be one of Hezbollah's most effective weapons in combat in south Lebanon, killing many of the 118 Israeli soldiers who died in the clashes. Israeli officials say that Iran and Syria passed the arms to Hezbollah after buying...
  • Israeli Spike missile for European attack chopper

    06/27/2006 5:52:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies · 478+ views
    Flight Global ^ | 27/06/06 | By Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv
    Israeli Spike snares Tiger By Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv The Spanish army is to equip its Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopters with Rafael’s Spike-ER anti-armour missile, with the French army also evaluating the weapon for its production aircraft. Eurocopter has already partially integrated the Spike weapon system on the Tiger using initial funds from Spain, with this work culminating with four test launches of the 8km (5 mile)-range weapon. A full contract is now expected to be placed by year-end to arm Spain’s future fleet of 24 Tigers. Spain has already decided to purchase the ground-launched LR version of the...
  • Anti-Tank Mine Blast Kills 26 in Pakistan

    03/09/2006 10:52:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 305+ views
    Washington Post & AP ^ | March 10, 2006
    <p>QUETTA, Pakistan -- A crowded bus carrying a wedding party hit an anti-tank mine in a volatile region of southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 26 people, a senior government official said.</p>
  • Predator Anti-Tank Missile for Urban Assault

    05/27/2005 11:07:50 AM PDT · by holymoly · 21 replies · 2,877+ views
    defencetalk.com ^ | May 27, 2005 | Lockheed Martin
    ORLANDO: Responding to an urgent request from warfighters, Lockheed Martin expanded the capabilities of its Predator anti-tank weapon and delivered 400 rounds to the U.S. Marine Corps. The U.S. Marine Corps requested Lockheed Martin to modify the shoulder-fired, short-range Predator anti-tank weapon into a direct-attack urban assault weapon. Renamed the Short-Range Assault Weapon-Multiple Purpose Variant (SRAW-MPV), the new urban assault missile has a multiple-purpose blast warhead, enabling it to defeat a variety of targets such as buildings and bunkers, as well as light-armored vehicles. "The ability of the SRAW team to field the SRAW-MPV in less than six months in...
  • Spike on Target

    03/12/2005 5:53:42 AM PST · by lizol · 8 replies · 536+ views
    The Warsaw Voice ^ | 9 March 2005
    Spike on Target By L.¯. 9 March 2005 The modern Spike-LR anti-tank guided missiles, bought by the Polish Ministry of Defense for the Polish Army from the Israeli company Rafael, underwent further tests on a training site near Toruñ at the end of February. The first missile tested destroyed the armor of a tank from a distance of almost 3 kilometers. The long-range Spike-LR is a new generation lightweight, Fire & Forget PLUS multi-purpose missile system with a range of up to 4 km. It takes antitank technology to a whole new level. The basic operation of the missile is...
  • Police seize arms cache bound for drug cartel

    02/06/2005 6:28:56 AM PST · by SandRat · 29 replies · 928+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 02/06/05 | Michael Marizco
    Search of Nogales home yields anti-tank explosive, grenades NOGALES, Sonora - U.S. and Mexican officials are investigating a heavy weapons cache discovered in this border town that police believe was headed south to arm drug cartels. In a late Wednesday search of a Nogales home, police found an anti-tank warhead, six hand grenades and more than 1,200 rounds of ammunition, Nogales Police Chief Ramses Arce Fierro said Friday. Officers also found an empty missile tube for a larger sized shoulder-fired weapon, he said. A task force of FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were working with...
  • RPG-7s Big Brother in Iraq

    06/14/2004 9:58:03 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 48 replies · 1,772+ views
    StrategyPage.com ^ | June 14, 2004
    New Russian weapons are showing up in Iraq, apparently smuggled across the Syrian border. One of the more dangerous has been the RPG-29. This is a larger version of the widely used RPG-7. With a ten pound launcher firing a 14.7 pound 105mm rocket, the RPG-29 warhead is designed to get past some forms of reactive armor (ERA). The larger weapon (3.3 feet long when carried out, six feet long when ready to fire and 65 percent heavier than the 85mm RPG-7) is more difficult to carry around and fire, but some have been captured, and the damage on some...
  • The RPG-7V1 Threat

    05/03/2004 8:06:44 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 48 replies · 833+ views
    StrategyPage.com ^ | May 2, 2004:
    May 2, 2004: The American Stryker Combat Vehicle is seeing its first war in Iraq. As the Army’s newest armored combat vehicle, the Stryker has endured its share of criticism, some of which is not without substance. The Stryker has some major advantages over its predecessors, the M113 Armored Personnel Carrier and the M-2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, such as speed and its ability to fire its heavy weapons from controls inside of the vehicle. However, its biggest weakness, ironically, is a new version of the four decade old Russian RPG-7 anti-tank weapon. The Stryker was designed to be a well-protected...
  • Mystery behind Aug. 28 incident puzzles Army officials (what felled an M1A1)?

    11/18/2003 12:19:37 AM PST · by bonesmccoy · 134 replies · 695+ views
    Navy Times ^ | 10-27-2003 | John Roos
    <p>Shortly before dawn on Aug. 28, an M1A1 Abrams tank on routine patrol in Baghdad “was hit by something” that crippled the 69-ton behemoth. Army officials still are puzzling over what that “something” was.</p> <p>According to an unclassified Army report, the mystery projectile punched through the vehicle’s skirt and drilled a pencil-sized hole through the hull. The hole was so small that “my little finger will not go into it,” the report’s author noted.</p>
  • Redstone-Developed Missile Unstoppable

    08/12/2003 6:54:28 PM PDT · by Log · 39 replies · 840+ views
    WHNT-19 TV ^ | 7/25/03 | Steve Johnson
    Huntsville Redstone-Developed Missile Unstoppable Steve Johnson Reports, 7/25/03 It's called LOSAT, Line of Sight, Antitank. It's a missile that uses no explosives, but can take out any known tank, and any tank that can be foreseen. It has been developed at Redstone Arsenal. According to the Project Manager of Close Combat Weapons Systems, Col. Lloyd McDaniels, "It gives us the leap ahead in technology to actually be able to defeat anything a potential adversary can give us on the battlefield." LOSAT works by speed and mass. The 109 pound missile travels at mach five, and on impact releases enough kinetic...
  • The "Gil" Personal Anti-Tank Missile [Pics too]

    05/09/2003 10:05:37 AM PDT · by yonif · 23 replies · 982+ views
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | May 8, 2003 | IDF Spokesperson's Unit
    May 8, 2003 The "Gil" Personal Anti-Tank Missile Based on lessons drawn from various wars fought by the IDF, it was decided to make improvements in the area of firepower and (battlefield) command and control, as well as intelligence gathering on the battlefield. IMI (Israeli Military Industries) has developed advanced missiles that fit the above-mentioned areas of improvement, including the "Popeye" and "Python" aerial missiles, the "Barak" naval missile, and the "Gil" anti-tank missile.The "Gil" anti-tank missile, manufactured by Rafael, is a member of the "Spike" family. The IDF makes widespread use of anti-tank missiles used againist armored vehicles and...
  • Hamas test-fires anti-tank missile

    01/26/2003 3:59:28 AM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 392+ views
    Ummah News ^ | January 25 2003 | The News
    The armed wing of the Islamic Palestinian resistance group Hamas, the Ezzedin al-Qassam Brigades, announced on Saturday it had successfully fired a new home-made anti-tank missile at an Israel tank. "Our combatants fired an Al-Battar (sword) missile on Friday made by the Ezzedin al-Qassam Brigades on an Israel tank in Beit Hanun (northern Gaza Strip)," a statement said. It said the missile hit the tank successfully. The army said earlier Saturday that Israel troops had come under fire from an anti-tank rocket. A number of home-made rockets of the Qassam type made by the Hamas fighters were fired across the...