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  • Top secret Armata tank may conquer the Arctic (Russia)

    11/11/2014 11:51:17 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | November 11, 2014 | Denis Kungurov
    The top secret Armata tank, which will be presented to the general public on the Victory Day anniversary parade in 2015, may be deployed in the Arctic. Yevgeny Chistyakov, representative of the Scientific Research Institute of Steel, a developer of the advanced material, said at the Interpolitech 2014 exhibition in Moscow that the new 44S-SV-SH steel armour does not lose its qualities and can be operated at Arctic temperatures. The Arctic may become a bone of contention between the major powers over energy resources located under the melting ice. Russia is already claiming its rights for a significant share of...
  • The Sherman Was America’s Best Worst Tank

    11/10/2014 8:06:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 122 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 9, 2014 | Kyle Mizokami
    American tanks in World War II were generally inferior to their German counterparts. German tanks boasted better armor protection and more firepower. But armor and lethality don’t tell the whole story. The same American tanks were superior to their rivals in other important ways. The M-4 Sherman, in particular, helped the U.S. Army win the war—even though, in battle, German tanks destroyed them en masse.
  • Pakistan to test its new China-built main battle tank

    11/05/2014 2:47:58 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-11-05
    Pakistan is looking forward to testing its MBT3000 main battle tank designed by China North Industries Corporation based in Beijing this month, according to Kanwa Defense Review, a Chinese-language military magazine based in Canada. Unlike the older AL-Khali or MBT2000, the MBT3000 is installed with a 1300 horsepower diesel engine manufactured in China. This is slightly more powerful than the engine currently used by the Type 99G, the most advanced main battle tank used by the People's Liberation Army, with 1280hp. It indicates that the MBT3000 developed for the overseas market is indeed the most powerful tank made in China....
  • Hillary Clinton: Dukakis in a Pantsuit?

    10/04/2014 6:15:01 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/4/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Her new messaging strategy is taken straight from the 1988 presidential candidate’s playbook. (snip) For those of you old enough to remember, George H. W. Bush wanted to be president in 1988. Despite Reagan’s popularity, this was still a heavy lift. No sitting vice president had been elected straight to the Oval Office since Martin Van Buren. So, away from the cameras off at Kennebunkport, he sacrificed over 1,000 oxen, bulls, and gnus to Zeus, Crom, Baal, Thor, Moloch, M. C. Hammer and any other deity he could think of. The gods were well-pleased. As a reward for his sacrifice...
  • Fury Movie (tanker movie trailer)

    08/08/2014 6:30:57 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 6-24-14 | JoBlo Movie Trailers
    April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
  • The M551 Sheridan in action.

    08/03/2014 12:19:00 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/3/14 | n/a
    Interesting documentary/training film on the little tank with the great big gun.
  • ‘Fury,’ Starring Brad Pitt, a Raw Look at Warfare

    07/30/2014 10:02:13 AM PDT · by Theoria · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 July 2014 | MICHAEL CIEPLY
    In the first minutes of the writer-director David Ayer’s “Fury,” about American soldiers slogging through Europe in the final days of World War II, Brad Pitt, as the tanker Don Collier, slides his knife behind the eye of a German lieutenant.“Piercing his brainpan with a CRACK,” is how Mr. Ayer’s screenplay describes the move. (In Dolby Digital sound, it will be a very loud crack.) Mr. Pitt, our hero, then calmly wipes his blade clean on the German’s uniform.The Good War this is not.In what promises to be one of the most daring studio movies in an awards season that...
  • Unbelievable: The liberal PC police are now going after Thomas the Tank Engine

    07/23/2014 6:38:45 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 40 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cameron Khansarinia
    We’ve grown accustomed to senseless liberal logic insinuating that anything that has to do with the color spectrum is somehow racist or racially charged, however; the most recent attack by The Guardian filth-spiller, Tracy van Slyke, is so stupid it just made me chuckle. Check out what she said about the demonic Thomas the Tank Engine. From The Guardian: For the record, all the “villains” on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I’d like to think there was a good environmental message in there, but when the good engines pump out white smoke and the bad engines pump...
  • Sorry Billy, If You Like 'Thomas The Tank Engine', You're a RACIST! (Liberal insanity)

    07/23/2014 5:08:05 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-23-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsIt's all about race.Everything, that is. Just when you think it's ok for your child to enjoy an innocent, wholesome cartoon that has been thrilling little tikes for seven decades, you find out that it's -- what else? -- RACIST! That is, according to the ridiculous screed of Tracy van Slyke, of The Guardian, which is so stupid it just must be a joke. Right? Wrong! She's serious. Check out what she said about the evil Thomas the Tank Engine: For the record, all the “villains” on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I’d like to...
  • Here’s what happens when you leave a tank parked on a busy street

    05/18/2014 7:39:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 60 replies
    global post ^ | Jess Zimmerman
    The Ukrainian army apparently left this fully gassed-up tank on a street near Mariupol. Naturally, people got curious — and then they got handsy. Not content with gawking at the outside of the tank, they started crawling inside, and inevitably, someone managed to fire off the still-loaded cannon. Abandoned tanks: All fun and games until someone loses a torso.
  • Military Photo of the Day

    12/03/2013 5:56:13 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 3 replies
    Military Photo of the Day ^ | 3 Dec 2013 | MILPOD
    U.S. Air Force military working dog Jackson sits on a U.S. Army M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle before heading out on a mission in Kahn Bani Sahd, Iraq. His handler is Tech. Sgt. Harvey Holt, of the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Feb 2007.U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall.
  • Russia Unveils ‘Terminator-2’ Tank Support Vehicle

    09/25/2013 1:00:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 32 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 25/09/2013
    Russia Unveils ‘Terminator-2’ Tank Support Vehicle NIZHNY TAGIL, September 25 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Uralvagonzavod defense manufacturer on Wednesday unveiled the BMPT-72 tank support fighting vehicle, dubbed the “Terminator-2,” at the Russia Arms Expo 2013 in Nizhny Tagil. The BMPT-72 is an extensive modernization of the world-famous T-72 main battle tank, also produced by Uralvagonzavod. Compared with its predecessor – the BMPT – the BMPT-72 has an improved fire control system and better turret weapon station protection. “The key advantage that the BMPT-72 gives to all the counties that operate T-72 tanks is that they can promptly and at minimal...
  • T-72 Tank missions with GoPro II - Storming fortifications in Darayya.

    08/18/2013 8:07:55 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 6 replies
    Another nice tactical video from Syrian tank corps vs Obama cousins.
  • Army: GCV Needs to Be Big and Tracked (84 Tons!)

    02/26/2013 2:16:13 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | February 21, 2013 | Matt Cox
    Army requirements officials are not backing away from the service’s plan to field a tracked Ground Combat Vehicle that could weigh more than an Abrams M1 tank. While a final weight hasn’t been decided upon, Army officials maintain that the GCV will likely have to be considerably heavier than the Bradley Fighting Vehicle it’s replacing to protect the nine-man squad and crew from the powerful blast effects of enemy improvised explosive devices. “It’s fairly easy for us to make a thicker underbelly plate or add a V-shaped hull to make the vehicle survivable, but what that does not address is...
  • Gif of the Day: Tank Skeet Shooting

    02/02/2013 8:29:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | 2/02/13 | Chris Callahan
    Gif of the Day: Tank Skeet Shooting
  • A T-90 MBT pushing around cars on a highway in Middle Urals, Russia. (Dash-cam video).

    01/27/2013 10:29:34 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 5 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Claudio P.
    Video at link.
  • Tank (1984) full trailer (for Piers Morgan)

    01/17/2013 6:18:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/17/13 | rle1111
    Trailer for the James Garner movie: Tank This trailer was located on the original run copy of "Sixteen Candles"-
  • What's A Word For Piers Morgan's Intelligence That Rhymes With "Twit"?

    01/17/2013 8:56:37 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Watching Piers get destroyed last night on his show Dana Loesch and Scottie Hughes was something of a treat. Morgan wanted to hang his hat on the second amendment applying to tanks. It was pretty darn funny.The annoying thing about it is that liberals, the constitutional loose constructionists who found a right to abortions, via a right to privacy, via the fourteenth amendment (which says nothing about privacy, much less inferring that said privacy is a good enough impetus to allow infanticide) would think it's crazy that the second amendment would be "loosely" interpreted to include anything that could be...
  • Journalism's darkest hour

    10/01/2012 6:35:56 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 53 replies
    The San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | September 29, 2012 | Dwight L. Schwab
    In case anyone just arrived from Mars, the mainstream media wants Mitt Romney to fail in his quest for the White House. Surprised? They will do whatever possible as “legitimate journalists” to collaborate with the Obama re-election campaign — shamefully so.(Snip)The mainstream media is in the tank for Obama. Every student journalism can recognize that. It’s too late for most already involved “professionally.” Most of them have already violated most of the ethical rules and sold their souls to Obama long ago. As a journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, I am personally ashamed.
  • Obama Frees Iranian Terror Masters [Treason?]

    07/11/2009 7:34:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies · 1,599+ views
    National Review ^ | July 1ith 2009
    July 11, 2009 Obama Frees Iranian Terror Masters The release of the Irbil Five is a continuation of a shameful policy. By Andrew C. McCarthy There are a few things you need to know about President Obama’s shameful release on Thursday of the “Irbil Five” — Quds Force commanders from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) who were coordinating terrorist attacks in Iraq that have killed hundreds — yes, hundreds — of American soldiers and Marines. First, of the 4,322 Americans killed in combat in Iraq since 2003, 10 percent of them (i.e., more than 400) have been murdered by...
  • Fish tank deluge forces Gulfstream to close casino until repairs made

    09/04/2012 8:46:51 AM PDT · by rawhide · 4 replies
    sun-sentinel ^ | 9-3-12 | Susannah Bryan and Nick Sortal
    HALLANDALE BEACH— A little crack can cause a mighty mess — and a heap of disappointment. "The casino's closed today," Lucille Sfalanga told customer after customer Monday outside the Gulfstream Racing and Casino Park. A mysterious chink in the casino's floor-to-ceiling fish tank caused a deluge around 12:15 a.m. Sunday, forcing the two-story casino to close even while the village's shops, restaurants and racetrack remained open. On Monday, dehumidifiers and fans were at full blast, removing moisture from soggy carpets on both floors. Engineers were still trying to figure out what caused the leak, said Mike Couch, director of gaming...
  • Russia Testing Italian Tank

    05/13/2012 7:33:40 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 12/05/2012
    Russia Testing Italian Tank Italy's Centauro wheeled tank © Photo Jeffery Russell Russia is testing Italy's Centauro wheeled tank and considering building it under license, a representative of the Oto-Melara company which makes the tank said on Saturday. "The first two machines with 105-mm and 125-mm guns are on trial at a Moscow Region proving ground," he said. Two more Centauros with 120-mm and 30-mm guns will also join the trials in another six weeks. "The tanks will take part in laboratory, driving and firing trials," the Oto-Melara representative said. When the trials are complete at the end of this...
  • International Debut for the Russian T-90MS Tank Upgrade at DefExpo 2012

    03/29/2012 9:23:35 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 115 replies
    Defense Update ^ | March 29, 2012 | Binny Winson
    International Debut for the Russian T-90MS Tank Upgrade at DefExpo 2012 The centerpiece of the Russian display at Defexpo 2012 is undoubtedly the T-90MS upgrade program developed by the Russian Uralvagonzavod corporation. The T-90MS upgrade was unveiled August 2011 at Nizhny Tagil, Russia following the demise of the T-95 program. It is making its international debut here in New Delhi. India is likely to be the most interested in the the Russian upgrade, put forward by Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport as a possible upgrade path for the Indian ‘Brishna’ (T-90S) tanks. India is the largest operator of the T-90S, along...
  • Israeli Multi-Purpose Tank Ammo Redesigned to Fit the 125mm Gun of the T-90S

    03/28/2012 10:43:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Defense Update ^ | March 27, 2012 | Tamir Eshel
    Israeli Multi-Purpose Tank Ammo Redesigned to Fit the 125mm Gun of the T-90S IMI is unveiling two new 125mm tank rounds at the Defexpo 2012 this week. The new types of ammunition can enhance the combat capabilities and survivability of the Indian T-90S and T-72M Main Battle Tanks, improving their armor penetration capability as well as efficiency against anti-tank teams and fortified targets. The new multi-purpose tank round is based on IMI’s Multi-Purpose round technology that has won the 2011 Israel Defense Award. This technology has now been ported to the 125mm caliber, to make it available for the Indian...
  • Fears for future of Merkava tank

    02/02/2012 8:18:08 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Globes Israel ^ | 1 February 12 | Yuval Azulai
    Fears for future of Merkava tank Manufacturers: Component orders have been on hold since October. 1 February 12 16:52, Yuval Azulai Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI) is deeply worried about the future of the Merkava Mark IV tank, which is wholly manufactured in Israel under the auspices of the Ministry of Defense's Tank Development Administration. The ministry has halted orders for components from scores of companies. "Globes" has spoken with several manufacturers in the past few days. They report that orders worth hundreds of millions of shekels have been on hold since October 2011. They added that they have received...
  • Pro-Obama Think Tank: Only 35% of Deficit Is Bush’s Fault, 65% Obama…

    01/31/2012 7:23:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    weasel zippers ^ | 1/31/12 | zip
    When the Center For American Progress’ best spin blames only 35% on Bush then you know it’s pretty much all Obama’s doing. (Washington Examiner) — Most of the soaring $1 trillion federal deficit is the blame of President Obama’s spending and political deals according to a pro-Obama think tank that pegged former President George W. Bush’s responsibility at just 35 percent. While opening its analysis by blaming Bush and showing pictures of Senate GOP leaders, the Center for American Progress said that the other 65 percent of the deficit surge came on Obama’s watch, a combination of high spending, extension...
  • Tanks-snow-and-movie-shooting (new Stalingrad movie being filmed in Russia)

    01/12/2012 3:47:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 44 replies · 1+ views
    EnglishRussia ^ | 12-29-11 | Kulchik
    Shooting the Life And Fate movie took place at a tank range Alabino. Welcome to the movie set with a lot of tanks, snow and other interesting things.
  • Jon Huntsman unveils daring new campaign slogan for New Hampshire voters

    01/10/2012 6:47:12 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    Huntsman ridiculing vanity
    Now rolling out for the voters of New Hampshire:
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-eun on a Tank (King Beef in action)

    01/08/2012 12:30:15 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 61 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 01/08/12
  • Greece examining ‘free’ US tank offer

    12/07/2011 10:09:10 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    Greece examining ‘free’ US tank offer ATHENS — Cash-strapped Greece is considering a free offer of hundreds of redundant M1A1 Abrams tanks extended by the US government, the Greek army said on Wednesday. “This is a free offer,” army spokesman Yiannis Sifakis told AFP. “A delegation of officers has travelled to the United States to examine tanks in storage; we are departing on the premise of picking 400 of them,” he said. “The only cost will be that of transport, which is estimated in the region of eight million euros ($11 million),” the spokesman added. Ta Nea daily reported that...
  • Reporters Put Romney on the Couch [Anderson? Anderson? OMG]

    10/28/2011 9:24:58 PM PDT · by delacoert · 51 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | ELSPETH REEVE
    <p>Conservative voters don't like Mitt Romney because he seems insufficiently committed to their ideals, but reporters like that he offers them an opportunity to play psychologist. Bow-tie-wearing conservative columnist George Will is so outraged that Romney is a "recidivist reviser of his principles" that he's moved to write in all caps in his next column.</p>
  • Putin praises new Russian tank

    09/09/2011 7:47:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 9, 2011 | Gleb Bryanksi
    Putin praises new Russian tank 12:55pm EDT NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin praised a new Russian tank on Friday, boosting the Uralvagonzavod company that made it after criticism of its design caused concerns that Moscow might turn to a foreign tank maker. Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said this year the new T-90S and other Russian tanks did not meet the needs of a modern army and another commander said Moscow could buy three German Leopard tanks for the price of one T-90S. But, visiting an arms fair in the Urals city of Nizhny Tagil,...
  • I must break you: Mayor looks to crush city's parking woes with tank

    08/02/2011 3:04:28 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 2, 2011
    Frustrated by motorists who park their cars with impunity around the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, Mayor Arturas Zuokas reportedly took an extreme approach to express his displeasure. According to the Irish Times, the mayor, seeking to reassure residents that the city will not let drivers park illegally without punishment, hopped in an armored personnel carrier and drove over a Mercedes-Benz. Video of the publicity stunt — posted on the mayor's YouTube page — shows the grinning lawmaker and a handful of men riding the tank as it slowly rolls over, then partially crushes, an old Mercedes-Benz S-Class parked in a...
  • Bangladesh Eyes China Arms

    06/30/2011 9:34:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | June 30, 2011 | By Trefor Moss
    Bangladesh Eyes China Arms June 30, 2011 By Trefor Moss Bangladesh's military is set to make a big purchase of Chinese tanks. China is happy to oblige in the strategic sale. China has again underlined its strategic influence in what India might once have considered its own backyard, with the announcement of the latest in a string of arms sales to Bangladesh. Dhaka is procuring 44 Chinese MBT-2000s main battle tanks, Bangladeshi media have reported, for around $162 million. This represents a significant purchase for a country with a 2011 defence budget of $1.6 billion, and it’s the first time...
  • Ethiopia buys Ukrainian tanks

    06/10/2011 1:23:28 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    Ethiopia buys Ukrainian tanks Published: June 9, 2011 at 3:37 PM KIEV, Ukraine, June 9 (UPI) -- Ethiopia is in discussions with Ukraine to buy more than 200 T-72 tanks. The deal is projected to be worth more than $100 million, Ukrinform news agency reported Thursday. Ukrspecexport SC, the Ukrainian state-controlled arms exporter, stated that its deal with Ethiopia's Defense Ministry for 200 T-72 tanks is one of its largest contracts since the company's establishment in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991. The T-72 tank was originally produced in the Soviet Union in the...
  • Russia will adopt a new tank Armada

    Russia in 2015 will adopt a new main battle tank under the provisional name "Armada". On this, as reported by Interfax, said Lt. Gen. Yuri Kovalenko, a former first deputy chief of avtobronetankovogo Ministry of Defense of Russia. In the future, the new tank will be the main combat unit in the Russian Army. "Since 2015, the Armed Forces will be a new main tank, with fundamentally new tactical and technical characteristics, with a new automatic delivery of ammunition, with the division of the crew, with the removal of munitions" - told Kovalenko at a round table on MBT T-90...
  • Turkey to domestically produce first tank soon

    05/05/2011 8:48:57 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Sunday's Zaman, Turkey ^ | 03 May 2011 | EMRE SONCAN
    Turkey to domestically produce first tank soon 03 May 2011, Tuesday / EMRE SONCAN, ANKARA The prototype of Turkey’s first national tank-manufacturing project, carried out by Koç Holding’s Otokar in cooperation with South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem, will be shown to the public next year, defense authorities told Today’s Zaman on Monday. Under the “Altay” tank project, launched by the Undersecretariat for the Defense Industry (SSM), Otokar will build modern tanks in cooperation with Hyundai Rotem and Germany’s MTU. Turkey’s Aselsan, the Turkish Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK), Roketsan and South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem will participate as subcontractors in the...
  • New Designs Suit Tanks For Asymmetric War

    04/22/2011 9:04:11 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 60 replies
    AviationWeek.com ^ | Apr 22, 2011 | David Eshel, Bill Sweetman
    New Designs Suit Tanks For Asymmetric War Apr 22, 2011 By David Eshel, Bill Sweetman Tel Aviv, Washington One trend in warfare and asymmetric combat (mostly urban) is the use of main battle tanks (MBTs) in small tactical assault forces. Tank versus tank fighting is virtually nonexistent. Even in high-intensity combat, tankers prefer firing at targets within visual range—2,000-3,000 meters (6,500-9,800 ft.). Longer-distance targets can be attacked with high-precision missiles directed by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and laser designation. Israel is among the countries adapting its MBTs, in this case the Merkava Mk4, for asymmetric combat. Evolving designs will enhance...
  • Pakistan produces its first tank gun

    04/20/2011 5:27:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Pakistan produces its first tank gun Islamabad, April 18, (IANS): Pakistan's first locally-produced tank gun is ready to be fitted for its Main Battle Tanks (MBT), a media report said. Dawn Monday said that the tank gun is ready to be delivered to the Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) for Al-Khalid and Al-Zarar tanks. A tank gun is the main armament of a tank. HIT used to earlier procure 125 millimetre "blanks" from France for the army's two main battle tanks. Blanks are the final shape of the gun barrel before it is finished. It was then fitted into the tank...
  • Japan: Tanks to Remove Debris at Quake-Hit Japan Nuke Plant

    03/20/2011 11:26:30 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 03/20/11
    Tanks to Remove Debris at Quake-Hit Japan Nuke Plant Tokyo, March 20 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Defense Ministry on Sunday ordered the Ground Self-Defense Force to send two tanks to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to remove debris at the quake-hit plant to facilitate work to prevent a radiation disaster. The Type 74 battle tanks and other relief vehicles left a GSDF garrison in Gotenba, Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, in the evening and will arrive in the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima early Monday morning, the ministry said. As soon as they receive a request for action, the large blade-attached tanks will...
  • CNN Breaking: French Fighter attacks first Khaddafi tank.

    03/19/2011 10:27:45 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 209 replies
    CNN News flash | Sat, March 19th, 2011 | DGHoodini
    CNN reporting a French Fighter engaged in first action against a Khaddafi Forces Tank/offensive vehicle. No further info yet.
  • Future of Main Battle Tank Looks Secure

    02/03/2011 7:08:12 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    AviationWeek.com ^ | Feb 3, 2011 | Paul McLeary, Andy Nativi, David Eshel
    Future of Main Battle Tank Looks Secure By Paul McLeary, Andy Nativi, David Eshel Washington, Genoa, Tel Aviv The decision late last year by the U.S. Marine Corps to send a tank platoon to Afghanistan was criticized by some analysts, who rejected the idea that M1A1 Abrams tanks could be useful in a counterinsurgency (COIN) environment. But for all the talk in recent years of the civilian population representing a center of gravity in COIN operations, and the corresponding need to cut back on air strikes, long-range artillery fires and other initiatives, one aspect of COIN has often been ignored—even...
  • Missile-firing capable Arjun Tank to go for user trials

    01/20/2011 4:23:34 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Sify, India ^ | 2011-01-17
    Missile-firing capable Arjun Tank to go for user trials 2011-01-17 19:20:00 Last Updated: 2011-01-17 19:38:13 Tank Testing- Equipment New Delhi: The advanced version of the indigenously-developed Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun would be ready for user trials in June, which could set the stage for induction in the Army of the weapon system which will have missile-firing capabilities and laser finders. The tank would also be equipped with the indigenous explosive-reactive armour to protect it from enemy missiles and rockets. The tank is likely to be equipped with the Laser Warning Suites and missile-firing capabilities, which are an advancement over...
  • Complementing Air Support? (Tanks In Afghanistan)

    12/12/2010 8:34:31 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Second Line of Defense | 12/09/2010 | Murielle Delaporte
    Complementing Air Support? Tanks In Afghanistan: Supplementing or Augmenting Air Power Via Direct Fire Support By Murielle Delaporte md@sldinfo.com Leopard 2 (www.forces.gc.ca) 12/09/2010 – M1A1 Abrams vs Leopard 2A6M? If the Canadians and the Danes regularly use their tanks in the Afghan theatre – respectively since 2006 and 2007 — the U.S. military leadership has always been reticent to imitate its allies out of fear to replay the scenario of the Soviet intervention in the eighties in the minds of the Afghan population. The Canadians were the very first ISAF members to deploy seventeen Leopards 1C2, which they had to...
  • Russian website accuses Georgia of Israeli tank deal

    11/12/2010 8:38:46 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Messenger Online, Georgia ^ | November 11, 2010 | Gvantsa Gabekhadze
    Russian website accuses Georgia of Israeli tank deal By Gvantsa Gabekhadze Thursday, November 11 Russian Military Website, militaryparitet.com, based on information from foreign media sources, has reported on an alleged decision to purchase an ultramodern tank Merkava 4, by Georgian authorities from Israel side, on November 10; however the information has not been confirmed by Georgian government representatives. “Based on an agreement with the US state administration, Israel will sell tanks to allied nations, of which Georgia is one. Merkava 4 is one of the most powerful tanks of the modern age. However, until now, Israel constructed these tanks only...
  • Spain and Saudi Arabia negotiate 3 billion euro arms deal

    10/29/2010 4:36:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2+ views
    Spain and Saudi Arabia negotiate 3 billion euro arms deal Interest in the tanks date back to a visit by King Juan Carlos to Jeddah in 2008, since when there have been regular contacts between the Spanish manufacturers and the Saudi Defence ministry. Spain and Saudi Arabia negotiate 3 billion euro arms deal Spain is negotiating with Saudi Arabia what could become its biggest ever arms deal, the daily El Pais said Monday Spain is trying to conclude a 3 billion euro ($4.17 billion) arms deal with Saudi Arabia for American defense group General Dynamics Corp's Spanish affiliate, El Pais...
  • US To Try Israeli Tank Protector

    10/26/2010 11:26:13 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | 10/26/2010 | Colin Clark
    Next month a Stryker combat vehicle will arrive in the US equipped for testing the Israeli’s Trophy active protection system. The Army has pursued active protection for years, most recently abandoning the Future Combat System’s active protection system developed by Raytheon. We understand at least one M-ATV will also get the radar– directed system. The M-ATV integration is more challenging, given the vehicle’s design. The Israelis have already created a Merkava tank brigade with the Trophy system and plan to install it on all of those tanks. The Israeli system was designed and built by Rafael and is being displayed...
  • Ukraine and Peru Begin Tank Testing

    10/18/2010 10:18:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Forecast International ^ | October 15, 2010
    Ukraine and Peru Begin Tank Testing (Source: Forecast International; issued October 15, 2010) NEWTOWN, Conn. --- Ukraine and Peru have begun testing the new Tifon-2 tank. The Tifon-2 is a joint venture of the Morozov Machinery Design Bureau in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and Casanave (DISCA) in Peru. Based on the T-55 and T-55ATM tanks, the Tifon-2 is powered by a 1,050-hp 5TDFMA engine and has a top speed of 55 km/h. It will be armed with a 125mm KBM-1M with an automatic loader and come equipped with a computerized fire control system. Trials began earlier this month and included mobility, speed,...
  • Putin announces sale of 35 tanks to Venezuela's government

    10/15/2010 7:52:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    Foreign Policy / Military Agreement "is going very well," said Chávez Putin announces sale of 35 tanks to Venezuela's government Although Putin would not elaborate, experts believe that the sale involves T-72 and T-90 tanks, which would replace the French MX-30 tanks and which have already been purchased by some 30 countries, including Iran and Syria Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced that he will soon provide 35 tanks to Venezuela, after his meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, to whom he vowed to sell other weapons. "Russia fully complies with the bilateral agreements in the field of military-technical cooperation....
  • Think tank disputes premise that seniors who reject healthcare reform don't get it

    07/28/2010 9:09:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    the hill ^ | 7/28/10 | Julian Pecquet
    The old saw that "you're entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts" just doesn't seem to apply when it comes to healthcare reform. A day after the National Council on Aging vowed to give seniors "straight talk" on the new law, the conservative National Center for Policy Analysis said seniors already get it — despite the findings of a poll commissioned by the council. "Seniors know more than the people conducting the poll," said NCPA President John Goodman. "The answers that seniors are giving are more correct than the answers that the pollsters claim are right."