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  • Milrem Robotics unveils its new Type-X unmanned tracked IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle

    06/06/2020 6:57:00 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 40 replies ^ | May 27 2020 | na
    The Estonian company Milrem Robotics is trying to revolutionize the global defense industry by developing a new type of unmanned tracked IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) for mechanized units, a Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) designated Type-X. Although it is not a tank, the Type-X moves on tracks and has a turret. Milrem Robotics is best known for its THeMIS UGV which is operated by several countries, namely the French armed forces in Mali. Milrem Robotics founder and CEO Kuldar Väärsi said that a new long-term goal is to replace all old-style infantry fighting vehicles with new systems. He is convinced that,...
  • 25th anniversary of destructive tank rampage...

    05/18/2020 11:37:10 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 33 replies
    ABC 10 San Diego ^ | May 18, 2020 | Michael Chen
    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - 25 years ago, a jaw-dropping sight rolled through San Diego streets: a tank crushing everything in its path. Stunned residents in a Kearny Mesa neigborhood described a 'rumbling, grinding noise' as the M60 tank carved a path of destruction. 10news photojournalist Rett Lawrence was at dinner with co-workers when he got the page. "You've never seen so many guys run out to the door so fast," said Lawrence. As a police helicopter flew overhead, the 60-ton tank ripped through cars, signs, traffic lights, hydrants and whatever was in its path. In one sequence, the tank destroyed...
  • Stocks Tank on Renewed Coronavirus Anxiety

    03/05/2020 1:11:22 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/05/2020 | John Carney
    U.S. stocks and bond yields dropped Thursday, erasing most of the previous days’ gains and signaling renewed anxiety of the coronavirus outbreak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted by more than 1,000 points, or around 3.75 percent. The S&P 500 dropped 3.5 percent and the Nasdaq Composite fell by around 3 percent.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor-turned-climate activist, reportedly drives 'tank' to run errands

    11/12/2019 11:09:33 PM PST · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Arnold Schwarzenegger has been outspoken about climate-change activism in recent years -- but the actor and ex-governor reportedly can be seen driving a "tank" while running errands. The "Terminator" was seen driving a military-style vehicle to Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica, Calif., and the 72-year-old was "having a bit of trouble getting back into his Pinzgauer all-terrain vehicle," Page Six reported Tuesday. According to the report, the price of Pinzgauers could range from $18,000 to a whopping $70,000.
  • Soviet SU-152 damage to Nazi Tanks (during World War II)

    05/06/2019 5:27:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 88 replies ^ | 7apr17 | tim
    SU-152 was a legendary Soviet howitzer canon. It was called a “Heavy Tank Destroyer” because of severe damage it caused to German “Panther” and “Tiger” tanks. Let’s see why Nazi tank drivers were so afraid of it:Those are examples of the German tanks being hit by SU-152.There was very small chance for survival for the crews. Panther tank front armor – completely crashed by SU-152.Hope you liked this story!
  • Michael Dukakis rips ‘draft-dodger’ Trump after tank photo joke

    03/21/2019 12:46:32 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | 21 Mar 19 | Mark Moore
    President Trump’s joke about Michael Dukakis tanked with the former Democratic presidential nominee. Dukakis, who ran against George H.W. Bush, wasn’t happy about Trump mocking him for donning a helmet and riding in a tank during the 1988 campaign. “I want to get into them but then I remember when a man named Dukakis got into a tank,” Trump said to laughter Wednesday during a visit to a tank factory in Lima, Ohio. “The helmet was bigger than he was. That was not good.”
  • Russia's Uran-9 Robot Tank Went to War in Syria (It Didn't Go Very Well)

    01/06/2019 8:02:11 AM PST · by familyop · 31 replies
    The National Interest ^ | January 6, 2019 | Sebastien Roblin
    In May 2018, the Russian military revealed it had combat-tested its Uran-9 robot tank in Syria. The diminutive remote-control tank is noted for its formidable gun and missile armament. However, just a month later Defense Blog reported that Senior Research Officer Andrei Anisimov told a conference at the Kuznetsov Naval Academy in St. Petersburg that the Uran-9’s performance in Syria revealed that “modern Russian combat Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) are not able to perform the assigned tasks in the classical types of combat operations.” He concluded it would be ten to fifteen more years before UGVs were ready for such...
  • China announces induction of new light battle tank meant for Tibet border

    12/31/2018 7:35:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    The Week, India ^ | December 29, 2018
    China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Thursday revealed that its forces are being equipped with a new lightweight tank, the Type-15. The Type-15 tank, which was first unveiled to the public at an airshow in 2016, is meant for deployment in high-altitude regions like Tibet, on the disputed border with India. The information was provided by Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesperson for the MND, in response to a question on the Type-15 tank. The South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong-based daily, reported that Type-15 tank weighs less than 35 tonnes and has a 105mm main gun. While its...
  • Order put for 100 Turkish-Indonesian medium battle tanks

    09/09/2018 8:33:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | September 08 2018
    The Philippines and Bangladesh have put an order for the 100 KAPLAN medium tanks which are co-produced by Turkish defense contractor FNNS and Indonesia’s PT Pindad, Windu Paramata, the head of the medium tank project at Pindad, has said. Paramata said the two countries had expressed willingness to buy 40 to 50 units each. “In October, we will be demonstrating medium tanks there, as a condition for the procurement of defense equipment in their countries,” Paramata told state-run Anadolu Agency on Sept. 7. Paramata said the Indonesian Defense Ministry also mulled purchasing the KAPLAN tanks but the ministry was still...
  • Canada Has Given Up Trying To Find A Good Home For Its Retired Leopard Tanks

    07/10/2018 6:10:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    The Drive ^ | JULY 9, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Canada is throwing in the towel when it comes to trying to find a suitable buyer for dozens of aging Leopard C2 main battle tanks. A potential deal to sell them to Jordan has apparently fallen through amid that country’s own plans to trim back its heavy armored forces and now the bulk of the C2s look destined for the junk heap. Canada’s Global News was first to report on the development after learning of the negotiations with the Jordanian government through its source’s and the country’s access to information law. Canadian authorities have been trying to sell off the...
  • Fatal tank explosion may have been caused by soldiers 'showing off' to colleague

    07/03/2018 6:45:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2 JULY 2018 | Dominic Nicholls
    <p>The men died after their tank exploded during a training exercise when live charges were incorrectly stored inside the armoured vehicle.</p> <p>Corporals Matthew Hatfield and Darren Neilson of the Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) were killed when the Challenger 2 tank burst into flames on June 14 last year.</p>
  • Germany Takes the Prize in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge

    06/26/2018 9:16:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | June 8, 2016 | Lacey Justinger
    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Germany has taken the first-place trophy in the third annual Strong Europe Tank Challenge, June 3-8, 2018. The 3rd Panzer Battalion brought the Leopard 2A6 to the weeklong event. Sweden's Wartofta Tank Company, Skaraborg Regiment came in second with the Stridsvagn 122. Austria’s 6th Tank Company, 14th Panzer Battalion on the Leopard 2A4 placed third. SETC is hosted by U.S. Army Europe and the German Army at 7ATC’s Grafenwoehr Training Area to give participating nations a dynamic, productive and fun environment in which to foster military partnerships, form Soldier-level relationships, and share tactics, techniques and procedures. “I...
  • New Infantry Fighting Vehicles a Top Army Priority, Secretary Says

    05/01/2018 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 33 replies ^ | 05/01/18 | Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army's top official said Tuesday that the service's Next Generation Combat Vehicle program will focus first on fielding a replacement for the Bradley fighting vehicle. Building a fleet of NGCVs to replace the M1 tank and the Bradley is the Army's second-highest modernization priority. Over the last six months, Army leaders have stressed that NGCVs will have to be manned as well as unmanned, but Army Secretary Mark Esper revealed that the service will focus first on the "new infantry fighting vehicle, which is what the first Next Generation Combat Vehicle will be." "It should provide us with...
  • Hamas captures a small Merkava tank (training)

    04/01/2018 10:20:37 AM PDT · by fella · 9 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 31 March 2018
    Hamas in Gaza training for the latest round of protests Tap the word "Continue" to see videos and pictures.
  • Trump getting Washington military parade _ but no tanks

    03/09/2018 6:13:38 PM PST · by mdittmar · 106 replies
    AP ^ | 3/9/2018 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington — though he may get no tanks for the effort.A Pentagon planning memo issued Thursday and released Friday says the parade being planned for Nov. 11, Veterans Day, will “include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks — consideration must be given to minimize damage to local infrastructure.” Big, heavy tanks could tear up District of Columbia streets.But the event will “include a heavy air component at the end of the parade,” meaning lots of airplane flyovers. Older aircraft will be included as available.
  • New Breath of Life for the Old Patton (M60 tank)

    12/08/2017 9:55:40 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 71 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Oct 26, 2017 | Tamir Eshel
    In the 1960s the M-60 series Patton tank was the main battle tank (MBT) of the US Army and Marine Corps. Mounting the powerful M68 105mm gun, and protected with heavier steel armor, in the 1960s the M-60 represented the most advanced tank of its generation, a combat vehicle that could face the most sophisticated Soviet tank of its time – T-55. In all, over 15,000 tanks of these models were built and supplied to 24 countries in addition to the U.S. Today, almost half that number are still operational, particularly with third world countries. While the M-60 was tested...
  • Blast at east China factory, casualties reported

    11/25/2017 8:09:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2017-11-26 10:47:57| | Editor: Xiang Bo
    The accident happened at around 9 a.m. in the plant in Jiangbei District of Ningbo City, causing some buildings to collapse, the city's fire department said.
  • The Army Desperately Wants A Pint Sized Tank With A Big Gun, Here's What We Know

    11/02/2017 4:02:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies
    The Drive ^ | OCTOBER 31, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    The U.S. Army is rushing ahead with its project to develop a new light tank to give infantry brigades extra firepower, especially against a near-peer opponent such as Russia. In the past, though, developing a vehicle that is both lighter than a traditional main battle tank and still survivable and useful on a modern battlefield has proven to be a difficult proposition. The Army plans to send out a final, formal request for proposals for the program, known as Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF), to interested defense contractors in November 2017. The service then hopes to power through the contracting process...
  • Images Emerge Of M1A2 Abrams Tank Equipped With Trophy Active Protection System

    10/10/2017 11:59:28 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Drive ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    We have discussed in-depth the U.S. Army's move to equip some of its M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks with a version of Israeli's proven Trophy Active Protection System, and although we have seen some renderings of what the Abrams may look like with the system, we now have actual pictures, and they look a bit different than expected to say the least. As we noted on our last piece about Trophy, the system works as such: "Trophy... is a so-called “hard kill” active protection system for tanks and other armored vehicles. It combines a radar with launchers that shoot a...
  • Turkey’s first tank export ‘Kaplan’ debuts in Indonesia

    10/06/2017 11:55:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    The KAPLAN MT Modern Medium Weight Tank, first tank-class vehicle exported by Turkey's defense industry, was presented to the public Thursday by the Indonesian Army in Cilegon during an official parade on National Armed Forces Day. The parade in the coastal West Java city included nearly 6,000 soldiers and Indonesia's most modern imported weaponry including warships, helicopters, submarines and the KAPLAN MT tank. Pindad Chairman Abraham Mose told Anadolu Agency he is pleased by the completion of the tank project. "This project is the proof that we can produce high technology defense vehicles with our own efforts without being dependent...