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  • Russia’s Army Has Upgraded Its Giant 240-Millimeter Mortars

    11/22/2017 9:58:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 22, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    The Russian Ground Forces have taken delivery of the first batch of modernized 2C4 Tulip self-propelled 240-millimeter mortars. The 1960s-era weapons were upgraded with new datalinks, communications gear and fire control systems. Russia eventually hopes to modernize all 500 of the vehicles it has in storage. “In the course of deep modernization, modern control and communication facilities are installed in the combat vehicles,” reads a Russian Ministry of Defense statement.
  • Man has extremely solid excuse for being late to work

    01/04/2017 2:34:03 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 21 replies
    The Sun ^ | January 4, 2017 | Guy Mirchall
    A homeowner was stunned when he tried to leave his house on Monday morning only to find his front door had been bricked up. The man was leaving his home in Mainhausen, near Frankfurt, Germany, and found someone had built a wall in front of his entrance. It seems the stealthy bricklayers had managed to erect the wall without attracting any attention and he had to tear it down to leave his property. A police statement said the man “must have felt like a Berliner in August 1961,” referring to East Germany’s unannounced sealing of its border with the Berlin...
  • Plans in place for former bombing site clean-up, funds lacking

    07/22/2016 9:35:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | karen.schaffner@svherald.com
    SIERRA VISTA — A representative from the Army Corps of Engineers revealed the findings Wednesday of a four-year munitions study of more than 1,500 acres in the San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area (SPRNCA), southeast of the San Pedro House. The study was looking for live munitions or other environmental factors from World War II Army use that would impact the acreage. Two live explosives and fragments of explosives in the dense, thorny acreage were discovered. A third live explosive was carried out by a hiker and turned over to tlocal authorities. “It is not a hospitable site,” said 1st Lt....
  • Apparent mortar shell strikes jihadi on camera

    11/11/2015 10:09:28 AM PST · by Utilizer · 88 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07 November 2015 | Unknown
    Muzzie/islamist/jihadi blown up on camera from some manner of explosive round. You can hear it arriving just before it hits.
  • Meet 'Morty' - IDF's new and improved mortar

    04/15/2015 6:50:52 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | 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...
  • 4-year-old Israeli boy killed by mortar fired from UNRWA school in Gaza

    08/22/2014 4:26:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/22/14 | Robert Spencer
    There needs to be an investigation of the United Nations. As I wrote on July 29: “There needs to be an investigation of the UNRWA over this. Could it really keep happening without any UN officials knowing what was going on? The problem is, who can investigate the United Nations? Not Obama’s investigative or intelligence apparatus.” Enough is enough. The UN should be defunded and expelled from the United States. “4-Year-Old Israeli Boy, Daniel Tregerman, Killed by Mortar Fired From UNRWA School in Gaza,” Algemeiner, August 22, 2014 (thanks to Pamela Geller): Daniel Tregerman, a 4-year-old boy was killed in...
  • 'Several' people killed and injured in mortar attack on southern Israel - UPDATED X2

    07/28/2014 9:21:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/28/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    There goes the 'cease fire.' 'Several' people (the initial report said three but they removed the number) have been killed and several more injured in a mortar attack by 'Palestinians' on the Eshkol regional council in southern Israel. Ten people in total suffered from the attack. Emergency teams evacuated at lease nine people to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba. Four of those injured were airlifted to the hospital.  The projectile fired from the Gaza Strip landed among a crowd of people. None of those killed or hurt in the projectile attack were Eshkol residents, said a spokeswoman for...
  • Mortar from Syria Fired Towards Golan Heights

    07/13/2014 2:45:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 7/13/14 | Ido Ben Porat
    A mortar shell from Syria was fired on Sunday evening towards the Israeli side of the Golan Heights and exploded near the Druze village of Mas’ade. The mortar shell exploded in an open area, causing no physical injuries or damages. The IDF responded with artillery fire towards Syrian military posts, and the IDF Spokesman said direct hits were identified. The incident marks the third time in recent weeks that fire was opened towards Israel from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. Late last month, an Israeli teenager was killed and several people were wounded after an explosive device was...
  • North Korean army minister 'executed with mortar round'

    12/13/2013 10:27:46 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 78 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1:55PM BST 24 Oct 2012 | Julian Ryal
    A North Korean army minister was executed with a mortar round for reportedly drinking and carousing during the official mourning period after Kim Jong-il's death. On the orders of Kim Jong-un to leave "no trace of him behind, down to his hair," according to South Korean media, Kim Chol was forced to stand on a spot that had been zeroed in for a mortar round and "obliterated."
  • Report: Tsarnaevs motivated by opposition to Iraq and Afghan wars, Al-Queda online Mag .....

    04/23/2013 1:09:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:21 pm on April 23, 2013 | Allahpundit
    To borrow a line from Dennis Green, they are who we thought they were. From his hospital bed, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has acknowledged his role in planting the explosives near the marathon finish line on April 15, the officials said. The first successful large-scale bombing in the post-Sept. 11, 2001, era, the Boston attack killed three people and wounded more than 250 others.The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe an ongoing investigation, said Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by police as the two attempted to avoid capture, do not appear to have been...
  • 7 Marines killed during explosion at Nevada's Hawthorne Army Depot

    03/19/2013 1:47:25 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    An explosion at a military ammunition storage facility in Nevada during a Marine Corps training exercise killed seven U.S. Marines and wounded several others, military officials said. The North Carolina-based Marines with the 2nd Marine Division were killed late Monday when a 60-millimeter mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot as they were preparing to fire it. One official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was not immediately clear whether the mortar exploded prematurely inside its firing tube or whether more than a single round exploded. The official was not authorized to speak about the...
  • Soldier, Civilian Killed in Hamas Attacks

    11/20/2012 1:23:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/12 | Maayana Miskin
    An IDF soldier who was critically wounded in a rocket attack Tuesday evening in the Eshkol region has died. He has been identified as 18-year-old Yosef Fartuk of Emanuel. Fartuk was posthumously promoted from private to corporal. Israeli civilian Alayaan Salem al-Nabari was killed in a mortar shell attack in the Eshkol region at approximately the same time. Al-Nabari, an Israeli Bedouin, lived in the southern Negev desert. .....
  • North Korean army minister 'executed with mortar round'

    10/24/2012 10:04:54 PM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    Telegraph.UK ^ | 10/24/2012 | Julian Ryall
    A North Korean army minister was executed with a mortar round for reportedly drinking and carousing during the official mourning period after Kim Jong-il's death. Kim Chol, vice minister of the army, was taken into custody earlier this year on the orders of Kim Jong-un, who assumed the leadership after the death of his father in December. On the orders of Kim Jong-un to leave "no trace of him behind, down to his hair," according to South Korean media, Kim Chol was forced to stand on a spot that had been zeroed in for a mortar round and "obliterated."
  • NK official is executed for drinking during 100-day mourning period for 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il

    10/24/2012 8:12:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 24 October 2012 | Richard Shears
    North Korean official is executed by MORTAR SHELL for drinking during 100-day mourning period for late 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il • Senior military official broke the rules of mourning Kim Jong-il • During the 100-day mourning period North Koreans were forced to abstain from pleasurable activities - including drinking A North Korean military officer has been executed with a mortar shell blast for disrespecting late 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il by drinking alcohol during the 100-day mourning period. South Korean media claim Kim Chol, the secretive state’s former vice minister of the army, was forced to stand on a spot that...
  • Mortar Shells Fired at Golan Heights; Damage, No Injuries

    09/25/2012 1:20:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Several mortar shells from Syria was fired on the Golan Heights Tuesday morning, causing damage but no injuries. The IDF is on high alert. At least one of the shells exploded in a community in the northern Golan Heights. "Earlier this morning several mortar shells landed in the Golan Heights, causing no damage or injuries," an IDF spokesman said. "The shells were aimed at villages inside Syria and are part of the ongoing internal conflict." He added that the Israeli military had filed a complaint with United Nations forces responsible for the border area, "saying that fire from Syria leaking...
  • Dozens of rockets, mortar shells explode near Gaza, southern Israel

    08/05/2012 2:12:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/5/12 | Gili Cohen , Yanir Yagna, Avi Issacharoff and Reuters |
    Dozens of rockets and mortar shells exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel on Sunday evening. Residents of Kibbutz Kerem Shalom, near the meeting point of the Egypt-Israel-Gaza borders, were told to stay in their homes, for reasons of safety. Palestinians sources in Gaza reported exchanges of fire in the area of Kerem Shalom, including shells fired from the Israeli side, and according to the report, Palestinians have been wounded. Israeli tanks reportedly fired at least 15 shells in the area near Kerem Shalom. Egyptian state television also reported that an Islamist militant group was behind the attack....
  • Mortar Shells From Gaza Contained Phosphorous

    01/01/2012 8:45:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    BJL ^ | 1/1/12 | Yaakov Lapin and Jpost Staff
    The chemical is designed to ignite a fire around the impact zone and is banned by international law for use near civilians. Two mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip into the rural Eshkol Regional Council on Sunday morning contained phosphorous, security forces confirmed. The shells landed in open fields, causing no injuries or damage. Mortars containing phosphorous fired from Gaza have landed in Israeli territory in the past. Phosphorous is designed to ignite a fire around the impact zone. The chemical is banned by international law for use near civilians. The mortar attack follows an Israeli air strike on...
  • IDF Rescues Arab Mother and Baby from Gaza Rocket Attack

    08/28/2011 2:22:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/8/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The IDF has rescued an Arab woman and her baby daughter after they received medical care in Israel and then were caught in a Hamas mortar shell attack on the Erez Crossing to northern Gaza. The commander of the Erez crossing and another security officer brought the woman and baby to a protected shelter at the crossing where they were given a meal for the end of the daily fast during the Muslim month of Ramadan. Two other Arab women and another baby, who had received Israel's medical care, managed to cross into Gaza before the explosions at the crossing,...
  • Video: Mk-19 40mm Grenade Launcher Night Shoot

    05/26/2010 7:29:37 PM PDT · by Doogle · 8 replies · 784+ views
    Military.com ^ | 05/26/10 | Military.com
    Military.com had the chance to watch a night shoot at COP Yosef Khel of the 60mm mortar and Mk-19 40mm grenade launcher. The Mk-19 can sure reach out and touch someone! http://shock.military.com/Shock/videos.do;jsessionid=D4105EDC18055C4B9A39065CF0FF19D1?displayContent=215184&ESRC=airforce-a.nl
  • Man uses live mortars as dumbells

    08/24/2009 1:19:25 PM PDT · by library user · 28 replies · 2,099+ views
    Ananova ^ | August 24, 2009 | Staff
    A man from China decided to keep fit using two old mortars before a friend noticed the devices were still live. Former army officer Xie Long, 87, said: "A colleague told me they were defused and because they were heavy and in the right shape I took two home to use as dumbbells. "Even my two sons used to use them as well for training. I can't believe we trained with them for 30 years with nothing happening." The mortars were discovered by chance when a friend from the local police force who also specialised in explosives visited Long at...