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  • Research Question: 1970's Era Women in Field Artillery Experiment

    08/25/2015 7:58:15 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 43 replies ^ | 8/25/2015 | Bill Russell
    Fellow Freepers, I am looking for the name and results of a late 1970's (perhaps 1980-81) field artillery experiment in which an all female gun crew were tested to see if they could sustain a required rate of fire. I am having trouble locating a copy of it or information on it. I remember Brian Mitchell wrote about it in his book Weak Link: The Feminization of the Military @1990 (I lent my copy out years ago and have not seen it since.) Any links would be greatly appreciated. V/R Bill
  • Military Sources, "About 50 N. Korean Submarines Left Their Bases...Can't be Located"

    08/23/2015 12:08:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 216 replies
    Military Sources, "About 50 N. Korean Submarines Left Their Bases...Can't be Located" 2015.08.23 15:23 /begin my translation Dozens of N. Korean submarines left their bases at both Eastern and Western coast, and can't be located. Military are increasing their surveillance capability to track them, it is confirmed. That accounts for 70% of (N. Korea's) submarine fleet, which totals 70 ships. This is the largest rate of deployment since the Korean War. Military sources said, "This is 10 times more than their normal deployment level. Dozens of them left their bases at both coasts, and we are unable to track them."...
  • North Korea warns of war with South after artillery fire

    08/21/2015 5:35:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday declared his frontline troops in a "quasi-state of war" and ordered them to prepare for battle a day after the most serious confrontation between the rivals in years. South Korea's military on Thursday fired dozens of artillery rounds across the border in response to what Seoul said were North Korean artillery strikes meant to back up a threat to attack loudspeakers broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda.
  • China's People's Liberation Army boasts of rockets more powerful than US, Russia

    08/17/2015 5:35:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    PTI ^ | 17 Aug, 2015
    BEIJING: The Chinese PLA has claimed that its artillery force rockets, capable of hitting targets at 150 kilometres, are far superior in terms of automation and firepower than those of its US and Russian counterparts and can "inflict a metal storm" on the enemy. "The power of each of my battalion's rocket launchers is equal to that of a whole battalion equipped with traditional artillery guns," said Wang, political supervisor of the rocket artillery battalions of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the world's largest standing army. "To be specific, each rocket can cover and destroy a vast area equivalent to...
  • N. Korea shifts entries of border-area howitzer bunkers northward

    08/02/2015 6:00:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/02
    N. Korea shifts entries of border-area howitzer bunkers northward SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has moved the entrances to the military's howitzer bunkers in the border area to a northward direction from the south, making it more difficult for South Korea and the U.S. to curb the howitzer attacks in a war situation, a government source said Sunday. "Changes have been detected in the shape of the bunkers for self-propelled guns, which belong to artillery units of the North's 4th Corps in Hwanghae Province," the government source said, asking not to be named. "Previously south-oriented doorways of the...
  • One Shot, One Kill: Russia Develops New Ship-Sinking Artillery

    07/04/2015 5:10:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    Russia's defense industry is developing new delayed-action detonators, which could allow for more effective strikes against ships. Russia's NIMI (Engineering Scientific Research Institute) is developing artillery shells with intellectual, programmable detonators which allow naval artillery to destroy enemy ships with one shot, institute department head Valery Lebedev told RIA Novosti. When the shell hits a ship, it first penetrates its hull and then detonates the shell following an optimal delay, delivering irreparable damage to the ship, according to Lebedev. The US Navy is also known to be developing a similar system within the framework of its MEMS microchip project. "The...
  • German World War II Era Wehrmacht Howitzer Used By Syrian Rebels On The Battlefield In Idlib

    06/24/2015 5:17:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    WarLeaks ^ | June 8, 2015 | Staff
    YouTube video of German World War II Era Wehrmacht Howitzer Used By Syrian Rebels On The Battlefield In Idlib
  • Meet 'Morty' - IDF's new and improved mortar

    04/15/2015 6:50:52 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies ^ | 04/14/2015 | Yoav Zitun
    Could this be the answer to rocket launching terror cells in Gaza? The IDF is set receive a new model of a GPS-guided mortar shell, developed by Israel Military Industries. The weapon is designed to deliver a quick strike against terrorist cells, especially those in the Gaza Strip, and was given the original name "Morty" (Patzmi, a play on the Hebrew acronym for mortar). "Mortar shells were always considered an inaccurate weapon that hit only the target area and not the target itself," a security source told Ynet. "Turning the mortar shell into an accurate weapon with the help of...
  • Artillery: The Wonder Weapon That No One Wants

    04/12/2015 9:18:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    StrategyPage ^ | April 11, 2015
    A Swedish firm has successfully tested using an American SDB smart bomb fired from a MLRS (multiple launch rocket system). Called this hybrid weapon GLSDB (Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb) the rocket propelled bomb has a range of 150 kilometers. MLRS was designed to fire a 309 kg (680 pound) 227mm rocket. The latest version is (GMLRS) is GPS guided with a max range of 85 kilometers (and the ability to land within ten meters/31 feet of its intended target). The GLSDB guidance system was able to function despite the rapid acceleration of a rocket launch. The GLSDB provides more...
  • Artillery: Russia Grabs American Gear In Ukraine

    03/17/2015 7:02:21 AM PDT · by McGruff · 12 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | March 17, 2015
    The Russians have captured an American ground radar in Ukraine. In November 2014 the United States flew in the first three (of twenty) AN/TPQ-48 portable (69 kg/150 pounds) mortar spotting radars, along with American personnel to quickly train Ukrainian troops on how to use it. With a range of 6,000 meters these radars and their computers can quickly locate where the mortars firing shells are as soon as the radar spots the shells in flight. Some of these radars were in sent to eastern Ukraine by the end of 2015 where Ukrainian troops were facing Russian backed rebels as well...
  • These Guided Smart Shells Could Revolutionize The Navy's Dated Deck Guns

    02/25/2015 6:53:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | February 24, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    Raytheon's 155mm M982 Excalibur extended-range guided artillery shell is being shrunk down to fit into the Mark 45 five inch deck guns that are deployed aboard the Navy's Cruisers and Destroyers. This miniaturized sea-going Excalibur, known as the N5, could triple the range of current five inch shells and offer pinpoint 'danger close' fire support like never before.
  • 'Always faithful' pals help save Marine's life after snakebite

    02/19/2015 9:58:55 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 14 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 2/19/15 | Juliana Keeping
    Second Lt. Anthony Kemp was bitten by a rattlesnake while he and two other Marines were hiking in the Wichita Mountains in southwestern Oklahoma. LAWTON — For three Marines hiking in the Wichita Mountains earlier this month, the Corps’ motto of Semper Fidelis — Latin for “always faithful” — played out in ways none of them expected when a large rattlesnake bit 2nd Lt. Anthony Kemp, 23, almost killing him. “You’re always faithful to your brother,” Kemp said Wednesday from his hospital bed at OU Medical Center, where he is recovering from the bite and the resulting above-the-knee amputation of...
  • The Greatest Gun Never Seen

    02/06/2015 8:43:22 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/6/15 | LtCol John Velisek USMC (Ret)
    Early in 1996, the Marine Corps started a new organization called the Commandant’s Warfighting Laboratory, later changed to the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, which had the charter to lead the Corps in experimentation with new technologies, techniques, tactics and procedures. It was led by Colonel Tony Wood who was already established as one of the Corps’ most brilliant forward-thinkers and fuelled by a healthy science and technology budget and the full support of the Commandant, General Charles Krulak. The “Lab” quickly set out to test a broad range of emerging technologies along with advanced warfighting experiments. One of those experiments...
  • Poland Loves Howitzers

    01/05/2015 7:36:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 4, 2014 | Robert Beckhusen
    On Dec. 17, Poland inked a deal with South Korea to buy 120 self-propelled howitzers for $320 million. The deal is mostly for the technology and 36 chassis manufactured in South Korea. Poland will build and install the guns and turrets on the howitzers—and also make the remaining 84 chassis, too. The Poles want to add their own components and communications gear to the tracked vehicle, which is based on the South Korean K9 Thunder, and call it the AHS Krab.
  • Ukraine Crisis | Luhansk residential area bombed

    07/02/2014 5:08:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-2-2014 | Daily News
    This video shows a residential area on the north side of Lugansk being shelled. When it zooms in, you can see people standing in the streets, just watching the shells fall. The area is just north of the Train Station (Large building with a circular road), across the river. The video was taken from the same area where the Lugansk live traffic cams are, that I found and posted this morning.
  • The American Flag Daily: The Noble Train Of Artillery

    01/27/2014 4:16:22 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 8 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 27, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this date in 1776, Henry Knox reported to General George Washington that cannon he had transported from forts Ticonderoga and Crown Point in upstate New York had finally arrived at besieged Boston. The move had taken six weeks to accomplish, involving men and oxen moving 60 tons of cannons and other supplies approxomately 300 miles in the middle of winter. Once the cannons were deployed at Dorchester Heights, the British withdrew their fleet from Boston Harbor, ending the siege. Knox would continue to serve under Washington through the Revolutionary War, eventually becoming the United States' first Secretary of...
  • Military Photo of the Day

    12/19/2013 5:39:10 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 11 replies
    MILPOD ^ | 19 Dec 2013 | MILPOD
    Members of the 82nd Airborne Division, Delta 1-321 Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, fire a 155mm Howitzer during a training mission at Forward Operating Base Andar, Afghanistan. Oct 2010.U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Swafford.
  • Scoot and Shoot “à la Française:” Caesar SP Gun Transforms French Artillery

    05/13/2013 3:42:25 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 47 replies ^ | May 7, 2013 | Giovanni de Briganti
    Scoot and Shoot “à la Française:” Caesar SP Gun Transforms French Artillery (Source:; published May 7, 2013) By Giovanni de Briganti DRAGUIGNAN, France --- The French army has almost completed the wholesale transformation of its artillery, a process which has seen the merger of its air-defense and field artillery units and the gradual replacement of its towed (TRF1) and self-propelled (AUF1) 155mm howitzers by the Caesar truck-mounted, air-transportable gun of the same caliber but with substantially longer range. In terms of units, the reorganization will be completed this summer with the disbandment of the 8th Artillery Regiment, the fourth...
  • Gif of the Day: Tank Skeet Shooting

    02/02/2013 8:29:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies ^ | 2/02/13 | Chris Callahan
    Gif of the Day: Tank Skeet Shooting
  • M65 Atomic Cannon ("Atomic Annie")

    08/12/2012 3:45:46 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 61 replies
    US Army Gun, Heavy, Motorized, 280mm, M65 Atomic Annie | 12 August 2012 | Tankograd Technical Manual Series N° 6001
    20 cannons were manufactured from 1951 to 1953. The cannon fired a W9 or W19 nuclear artillery shell with a maximum range of 24-29 miles. 5 Field Artillery Battalions were deployed to the 7th Army in West Germany between October 1953 and April 1954. The units were hosted by the 42nd Field Artillery Group. Each battalion had 3 280mm guns, 30 officers, 7 warrant officers and 401 enlisted men. All of the cannons were retired in December 1963.
  • US Marines Fire Excalibur from Record Range In Afghanistan

    06/13/2012 12:06:10 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 26 replies
    Defence Talk ^ | June 13 2012 | Raytheon
    The U.S. Marine Corps successfully fired two Raytheon Company (RTN) Excalibur 155mm precision-guided artillery projectiles from a range of 36 kilometers (22.3 statute miles) in theater. These shots mark the longest distance the Excalibur round has been fired in combat since its fielding in 2007. Successfully fielded in 2007, the Excalibur 155mm precision-guided, extended-range projectile is the revolutionary artillery round used in theater today by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. Using GPS precision guidance technology, Excalibur provides accurate, first round, fire-for-effect capability in an urban setting. Excalibur is considered a true precision weapon, impacting at a radial miss distance...
  • 10 Largest Caliber Weapons Ever

    05/24/2012 7:30:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 2012 | David Hambling
    10 Largest Caliber Weapons Ever Most weapons, from .45 automatics to 155-mm howitzers, are described in terms of caliber—the diameter of their projectile. These are the biggest of the big. Some are impractical showpieces built to satisfy the outsize egos of dictators such as Adolph Hitler and Saddam Hussein. Others are pure demonstrations of extreme gunsmithing. All of them pack a punch. Largest Muzzle-Loading Cannon The Tsar Cannon was cast in bronze in 1586 and weighs 40 tons. Its 35-inch bore and could fire about 1800 pounds of stone grapeshot, earning it the nickname the Russian Shotgun. It was never...
  • The G6 - Still Outgunning the Competition (South African artillery)

    03/15/2012 8:40:33 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Denel, South Africa ^ | March 15, 2012
    The G6 - Still Outgunning the Competition 15:38 GMT, March 15, 2012 Twenty five years after it astonished the global defence community, South Africa’s G6 self-propelled Gun-Howitzer still sets the standards against which all long-distance artillery are being measured. “The G6 was ahead of its time when it was first launched in 1987,” says Stephan Burger, the CEO of Denel Land Systems. “Through our continuous research and investment in the gun we have ensured it remains ahead of the pack as the most versatile and reliable artillery system in its class.” “We are still outgunning all our global competitors by...
  • An Inexpensive Solution for Quickly Launching Military Satellites Into Space

    03/06/2012 6:57:53 PM PST · by U-238 · 59 replies · 1+ views
    National Defense Magazine ^ | 3/1/2012 | William I. Oberholtzer
    During a recent trip to Yuma Proving Ground, in Arizona, I passed a unique looking artillery piece in a remote area of the installation. It has an extremely long barrel and appeared to be anchored in a concrete abutment. Having more than a passing interest in ordnance I made some inquiries as to origins and purpose of the gun. What I had stumbled across, on that hot desert day, was one of three unique guns that had been part of a very ambitious undertaking called the “High Altitude Research Project,” or HARP. The brainchild of Jerry Bull (of “Iranian Super...
  • US Navy Tests Supersonic Heavy Gun Firing Magnetically-Propelled Shells @ Mach 7

    03/02/2012 5:28:46 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 102 replies · 340+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 2, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    'a game-changer' British multinational BAE Systems has developed a functioning prototype of a new artillery piece for the US Navy's testing purposes, and what it does is propel a specially-designed shell to high supersonic velocities (cca 5600 mph) via powerful magnetic rails. At Mach 7, the projectile arrives almost three times as fast as the Navy's current big guns can deliver one, and at an astonishing range of 50-100 nautical miles (!) The new technology is now undergoing testing in Virginia. Considering that today's naval artillery can reach only about 15 mi -and that long-range cruise missiles poke-along at...
  • Syrian Army Using World’s Biggest Mortar Against Own People

    02/28/2012 10:53:42 PM PST · by U-238 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Defense Tech ^ | 2/28/2012 | Defense Tech
    So the Syrian government, has been unable to break the back of a populist uprising using snipers, RPGs, tanks and aircraft has turned to lobbing massive 240 mm mortars into the city of Homs, killing dozens. This sounds like an old fashioned leave no one alive siege. In case there were any doubts, this shows that the Syrian dictatorship of Bashar al Assad is at war with his own people. Syrian troops are firing Soviet-made M240 breech loading mortars into the city. These fire the largest mortar rounds in the world, according to the Christian Science Monitor. To put things...
  • N.K. develops rocket that can reach Pyeongtaek

    02/22/2012 9:52:36 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Korea Herald ^ | 2012-02-22 | Choi He-suk
    N.K. develops rocket that can reach Pyeongtaek 2012-02-22 20:07 North Korea has developed a multiple launch rocket system with a maximum range of 200 kilometers, which can reach U.S. bases slated to be moved to Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, from Yongsang, Seoul when they are fired near the Demilitarized Zone, a local daily reported Wednesday. According to reports citing unnamed government officials, North Korea has recently developed the long-range MLRS using Chinese technology. The new MLRS fires 300-millimeter rockets, and is fitted with the Russian satellite navigation system GLONASS. Until now Pyongyang’s military was known to possess only a 240-millimeter multiple...
  • N.Korea warns of retaliation for S.Korea drill(demand evacuation of civilians)

    02/19/2012 2:00:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | 02/19/12
    N.Korea warns of retaliation for S.Korea drill (AFP) – 1 hour ago SEOUL — North Korea's military warned it could bombard islands near the disputed Yellow Sea border with South Korea, accusing Seoul of planning a naval live-fire drill in the area. The North's Western Sector Command warned residents of five islands to "evacuate to safe areas" before what it said was the scheduled start time of the exercise on Monday morning. Pyongyang has taken a hostile tone towards Seoul since Kim Jong-Un, the youngest son of the late leader Kim Jong-Il, took over following the death of his father...
  • 'No Merry Christmas,' U.S. House Members Told

    12/18/2011 9:39:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/11 | Fox News
    Members of the House of Representatives are being told that no holiday greetings, including “Merry Christmas,” can be sent out in official mail. According to the Washington Examiner, members who submit official mailings for review by the congressional franking commission that reviews all congressional mail to determine if it can be "franked," or paid for with tax dollars, are being told that no holiday greetings, including "Merry Christmas," can be sent. "I called the commission to ask for clarification and was told no 'Merry Christmas.' Also told cannot say 'Happy New Year' but can say 'have a happy new year'...
  • A Noble Train from a Bygone Era

    11/17/2011 9:59:27 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 17, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In April of 1775, one of America’s most promising young officers had an idea. A Connecticut merchant who joined up as soon as shots were fired at Lexington and Concord, Arnold was a sharp idea man and a fine strategist, and he approached General Washington with a proposal to lead a mission to Fort Ticonderoga, up at Lake Champlain, to take it from the British. Oh, it was a decent enough prize on its own, sure, but its major value, said Arnold, was the opportunity to acquire all the artillery sitting in the fort. They moved forward and accomplished the...
  • S. Korean Navy fires shots after hearing sound of artillery fire near wester sea border(NK arty)

    08/10/2011 12:04:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/10/11
    Title only so far.
  • IDF to replace outdated howitzers after decades of service

    07/17/2011 8:58:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/17/2011 | YAAKOV KATZ
    IDF to replace outdated howitzers after decades of service By YAAKOV KATZ 17/07/2011 American M109 howitzers have undergone a series of upgrades since they debuted in the Yom Kippur War. The IDF is looking to replace its aging M109 155 mm. self-propelled howitzers, after decades of service and participation in a number of wars. Israel received the American M109 howitzers in the 1970s and they debuted in the Yom Kippur War. They have since undergone a series of upgrades and today are fitted with air purification systems so crews can continue operating in the event of a chemical or biological...
  • IAI to unveil naval version of new artillery system (Israel)

    05/16/2011 7:06:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Globes, Israel ^ | 16 May 11 | Yuval Azulai
    IAI to unveil naval version of new artillery system The high-precision missile artillery system has a range of up to 50 kilometers. 16 May 11 15:41, Yuval Azulai Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) Missile Systems and Space Group Division will unveil the naval version of its Jumper autonomous artillery missile system, which has a range of up to 50 kilometers, at the Singapore International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference IMDEX Asia 2011 on Wednesday. The naval platform of the system will enable navies to provide support for land forces. The missiles have GPS/INS and optional laser guidance system...
  • US Howitzer field trial report leaked, Army seizes computers in probe (India)

    02/14/2011 9:28:38 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Feb 14 2011 | Shishir Gupta
    US Howitzer field trial report leaked, Army seizes computers in probe shishir gupta Posted online: Mon Feb 14 2011, 08:15 hrs New Delhi : In what the Army suspects is a case of “commercial espionage,” pages have been leaked from the classified report of the just-concluded field trial of the M777 ultra-light Howitzer that from the United States this year. The Army Headquarters has ordered the Director General Military Intelligence (DGMI) to conduct an inquiry. The acquisition, through the government-to- government foreign military sales route, is worth over $ 647 million for 10 regiments (160) guns. And is meant to...
  • G6 Renoster: Twisting in the Wind (South African howitzer)

    01/04/2011 4:46:55 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Forecast International ^ | January 3, 2010 | D. Lockwood
    G6 Renoster: Twisting in the Wind NEWTOWN, Conn. - The G6 Renoster has seen no new sales since Denel completed the export order for Oman in 1999. Production for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is complete; modernization and retrofit of the 43 systems in SANDF service are ongoing. Despite ongoing development (including the T6 turret and associated 155mm ammunition) and an aggressive international marketing campaign, Denel is facing a lack of sales prospects for the G6 Renoster. In addition to an increasingly wide array of comparable offerings on the international market, Denel's legal problems with India's Ministry of...
  • There Are Reports Of More Artillery Fire From North Korea

    12/07/2010 7:08:06 PM PST · by FromLori · 17 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/7/2010 | Joe Weisenthal |
    This again. According to Reuters and Yonhap, there has been more North Korean artillery fire, though it's all in the water near disputed territory, and not necessarily in actual South Korean waters. South Korean markets went quickly negative on the news:
  • S.Korea to Buy $1.2 Bil Dollar Worth of K9 and F-15Ks

    11/26/2010 8:16:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Arirang, South Korea ^ | November 26, 2010
    S.Korea to Buy $1.2 Bil Dollar Worth of K9 and F-15Ks The South Korean government has set a 1.4 trillion won or about 1.2-billion-US-dollar budget in purchasing K-9 self-propelled howitzers and F-15K fighter jets with the hopes of strengthening the country's military and naval forces. According to finance and defense ministries on Friday the amount of next year's national defense budget has increased 5.8 percent compared to this year's. Such an increase is seen as an effort to strengthen South Korea's military capabilities in the wake of North Korea's attack on Yeonpyeong Island this week. With the newly set budget...
  • Military: artillery sound from within North's territory, no shells land in southern waters(Nov26 pm)

    11/26/2010 1:02:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/26/10
    (LEAD) Military: artillery sound from within North's territory, no shells land in southern waters SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Yonhap) -- The series of explosion sounds heard Friday on the border island attacked by North Korea earlier this week appear related to training within the North's territory, military officials said. No shells landed in waters on either side of the Koreas' Yellow Sea border or near Yeonpyeong Island, said Col. Lee Bung-woo, a spokesman at the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff. "The firing was not aimed at us, and we believe the sounds were heard as North Korea conducted its routine training...
  • Time For I Told You So; And for war…It’s inevitable now

    11/26/2010 9:42:00 AM PST · by Free in Texas · 20 replies
    News Real Blog ^ | 2010 November 26 | by Resa Kirkland
    Let’s dispense from the beginning with the idea that more “sternly-worded letters,” sanctions, condemnations, or talks (serious this time!) are the answer to North Korea’s dual declarations of war. They have never worked, because when dealing with evil, you must speak to it in the language it understands. Evil only understands violence. And yes, it’s time for violence. It gives me no pleasure to say so, but the pattern of history has borne out this truth: there will never be peace so long as only one side is willing to abide by the rules for peace. The pictures coming from...
  • Seoul not safe from artillery attacks

    11/26/2010 6:19:24 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | 11-26-2010 | Bae Ji-sook
    Seoul not safe from artillery attacks By Bae Ji-sook Seoul is never safe from North Korea’s artillery attacks such as the one that broke out on Yeonpyeong Island earlier this week, analysts say. As the capital city is filled with skyscrapers and a complicated layout of roads, the severity of damage that could be caused by any military attack threatens to be even higher, they said. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, there are 3,919 underground shelters in the city including the underground floors of public organizations, local administration units, large buildings and metro stations. The specific address and information...
  • South thwarts even bigger attack

    11/25/2010 9:25:24 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Korea Joongang Daily ^ | November 25, 2010 | Christine Kim
    South thwarts even bigger attack Military says strike by howitzers took out equipment November 25, 2010 North Korea had planned to fire more shells than the roughly 170 rounds that fell on Yeonpyeong Island and the waters around it, but a counterattack by South Korea damaged their equipment, South Korean military officials said yesterday. The South, however, did not describe the extent of the damage, adding to the list of unanswered questions over the first inland skirmish between the two Koreas since the Korean War. The attack by the North left two marines and two civilians dead. “After the North...
  • Military Projections Show The Devastating Capabilities Of North Korean Artillery

    11/23/2010 6:20:41 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 120 replies
    Business Insider ^ | | Nov. 23, 2010 | Gus Lubin
    Military Projections Show The Devastating Capabilities Of North Korean Artillery Gus Lubin | Nov. 23, 2010, 4:59 North Korea is said to have the world's largest artillery force. South Korea's capital city is only 35 miles from the border. This frightening military scenario is suddenly relevant after North Korea fired shells this morning at a South Korean military facilities on a rival island. At least one person was killed in the attack, and now South Korea has returned
  • Breaking: North Korea Fires Artillery at South, Killing 1

    11/23/2010 1:42:43 AM PST · by FTJM · 27 replies
    AP via FOX News ^ | 11/23/10 | Staff
    North Korea fired artillery barrages onto a South Korean island near their disputed border Tuesday, setting buildings alight and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. At least one South Korean marine was killed and 13 wounded, the military said. The skirmish came amid high tension over North Korea's claim that it has a new uranium enrichment facility and just six weeks after North Korean leader Kim Jong Il unveiled his youngest son Kim Jong Un as his heir apparent. One South Korean marine was killed, three were seriously wounded and 10 slightly wounded, a Joint Chiefs...
  • North Korea artillery fire hits South island

    11/22/2010 10:44:48 PM PST · by John W · 137 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 23, 2010 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - North Korea on Tuesday fired dozens of artillery shells at a South Korean island, setting buildings on fire and prompting a return fire by the South, Seoul's military and media reports said.
  • N. Korea fires artillery towards S. Korean island, official says (houses destroyed, fire broke out)

    11/22/2010 10:44:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 574 replies · 4+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/23/10
    N. Korea fires artillery towards S. Korean island, official says SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Tuesday fired several rounds of artillery towards South Korean waters and an island near the tense west sea border, the South's military said. The North's artillery shells fell at 2:34 p.m. in the South's waters off the island of Yeonpyeong, some of them landing directly on the island, said Col. Lee Bung-woo, spokesman at the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff. The South's military responded with its artillery firing.
  • North Koreans Attack South Korean Island: One Dead, 70 Houses Burning (photos, video)

    11/23/2010 12:56:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 23, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    South Koreans return fire- scramble fighter jets Some houses in South Korea's Yeonpyeong Islandin the Yellow Sea are ablaze as scores of rounds of artillery,fired by North Korea at 2:34 p.m. on Nov. 23, hit the island.  As revelations of secret advances made in Pyongyang's ability to enrich uranium come to light, some have suggested arming the South with nuclear weaponry... looks like Dear Leader didn't care for that prospect much... North Korea on Tuesday fired dozens of rounds of artillery toward South Korean waters and an island near the tense west sea border, the South's military said, leaving at least...
  • Excalibur Use Rises In Afghanistan

    10/27/2010 9:46:56 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | 10/27/2010 | Colin Clark
    Since the GPS-guided Excalibur artillery round first made it to Iraq and Afghanistan, roughly 200 rounds have been fired. In the last week or so, use of that round has pulsed. Army artillerymen have fired 20 rounds or 10 percent of the total in Afghanistan, according to James Riley, Raytheon Missile System’s vice president for land systems. We don’t have similar numbers for the Marines, who have been using the shell as well. Excalibur has been at the center of debate in the Army as the service grapples with the tradeoffs of cost, capability and logistics. Army Vice Chief of...
  • PLA Makes Big Investments In Artillery

    10/06/2010 10:52:22 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 10/6/2010 | Richard D. Fisher, Jr.
    The International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Military Balance 2010 report places China third in the number of artillery systems it fields, after Russia and North Korea. But China doubtless exceeds both in resource commitment and breadth of artillery investments. Credited with an estimated 17,700-plus towed, self-propelled and rocket systems, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has at least 56 artillery systems in use, development or available for export. The U.S. Army and Marine Corps, by contrast, have 8,137-plus artillery pieces of roughly 10 types. China has had a mixed record of using artillery for military and political-military goals. Its successes, as...
  • PLA Makes Big Investments In Artillery

    10/06/2010 9:28:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies | Oct 6, 2010 | Richard D. Fisher, Jr
    PLA Makes Big Investments In Artillery By Richard D. Fisher, Jr. Alexandria, Va. The International Institute for Strategic StudiesÂ’ Military Balance 2010 report places China third in the number of artillery systems it fields, after Russia and North Korea. But China doubtless exceeds both in resource commitment and breadth of artillery investments. Credited with an estimated 17,700-plus towed, self-propelled and rocket systems, the PeopleÂ’s Liberation Army (PLA) has at least 56 artillery systems in use, development or available for export. The U.S. Army and Marine Corps, by contrast, have 8,137-plus artillery pieces of roughly 10 types. China has had a...
  • Iran to make long-range artillery ammo

    08/29/2010 12:14:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] ^ | 8/29/10 | Staff
    Iran unveiled a new artillery shell on Sunday, vastly improving its arsenal's range. Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said the new 130 millimeter advanced artillery shells will be far outstrip the previous capabilities of the Islamic Republic's army, Press TV reported on Sunday. “This ammunition uses solid propellants and act like ballistic missiles,” the Iranian defense minister noted. (Snip) In related news, Iran also on Sunday demanded that the US drop its aggressive attitude towards Teheran if it would like an improvement in relations between the two countries.