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  • 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...
  • Texas neighborhood tense over World War II tank parked outside multimillion-dollar home

    10/01/2017 9:32:28 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/01/2017 | na
    A history buff in Texas shelled out some $600,000 for a fully functional World War II tank -- but now that it's parked outside his multimillion-dollar home, it's ruffling feathers in his neighborhood. Attorney Tony Buzbee of River Oaks said he bought the tank overseas last year. “Took a year to get here, but now it’s on River Oaks Boulevard,” Buzbee told KHOU Houston‏. “This particular tank landed at Normandy. It liberated Paris, and ultimately went all the way to Berlin. There’s a lot of history here.” However, the homeowners association sent him a letter saying the tank “impedes traffic”...
  • 15 Marines taken to hospitals after tank catches fire at Camp Pendleton

    09/13/2017 4:13:24 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 13, 2017
    SAN DIEGO -- The military says 15 Marines have been taken to Southern California hospitals after a seafaring tank caught fire during training at Camp Pendleton. Marine 1st Lt. Paul Gainey told The Associated Press that at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday an amphibious assault vehicle caught fire while the Marines were conducting a training exercise on a beach at the base, north of San Diego.
  • For sale: China's brand new, souped-up tanks

    08/22/2017 9:22:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Popular Science ^ | August 22, 2017 | Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
    VT-4 TANK CHINA NORINCO It's not like every defense contractor in the world can boast of its own fleet of tanks. Here, a platoon of VT-4 main battle tanks leads the parade for Norinco's annual 2nd Armor Day. NORINCO Last week, China's dominant fighting vehicle manufacturer, China North Industries Corporation (Norinco), displayed a bevy of export armored vehicles as part of its Armor Day celebrations. These festivities, now in their second year, laud the power of Chinese military and offer an occasion to show off to senior foreign military officers, who were likely there as potential buyers. The day began...
  • China Flaunts New “Better Than India’s T-90” Tank on Tibet Plateau

    06/30/2017 10:59:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | 30 June, 2017
    The new Chinese tank (Left) and India’s MBT T-90 (Right). The Chinese military on Friday said it has conducted trials of a new light weight battle tank in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet near the Indian border. The 35-tonne tank has carried out trials in the plains of Tibet, People's Liberation Army spokesman Col Wu Qian said at a media briefing here. He was responding to questions about media reports that the PLA had carried out an exercise involving a new type of 35-tonne light weight tank in Tibet. When asked whether it is targeted against India, the PLA...
  • The US is looking at a major tank upgrade, but a weapon to counter it may already be out there

    06/12/2017 12:49:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Monday, 12 June, 2017 | Christopher Woody
    The US Army is considering various systems to better shield tanks and armored vehicles from RPGs, antitank missiles, and other enemy fire. But the latest version of the RPG, a staple in the arsenals of Russia and other forces, may already be a step ahead of the active-protection systems the US may soon adopt. The Pentagon has purchased active-protection systems to test out on Abrams tanks and Bradley and Stryker armoured vehicles, and may even mount them on lighter vehicles, like the successor to the Humvee, according to a report from Scout Warrior. “The Army is looking at a range...
  • Turkish-Indonesian made battle tank unveiled in Istanbul

    05/11/2017 7:31:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    ANADOLU AGENCY ^ | May 10, 2017
    KAPLAN MT Modern Medium Weight Tank developed by FNSS and Indonesian company PT Pindad is showcased during the 13th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF'17) in Istanbul, Turkey on May 09, 2017. (AA Photo) Turkey's FNSS and Indonesia's PT Pindad unveiled the jointly developed medium weight tank, KAPLAN MT, during the 13th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) in Istanbul Wednesday. FNSS CEO Nail Kurt said at a news conference the KAPLAN MT program represents not only a new product but also the implementation of a new approach for cooperation in the multinational defense industry. Kurt said that in line with FNSS'...
  • Tank collector shocked to find Ł2million gold bullion {trunc}

    04/10/2017 4:24:25 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 35 replies
    The Sun, UK ^ | April 10, 2017 | Tess de la Mare and Rob Perkins
    Full Title: Tank collector shocked to find Ł2million gold bullion hidden in the fuel compartment of his Ł30,000 vehicle A TANK fanatic got a new model in a Ł30,000 trade-in — and found more than Ł2million of gold bullion hidden in the fuel tank. Nick Mead, 55, discovered the five gold bars in the Russian T54/69 while restoring it to add to his collection of 150 military vehicles. He and mechanic Todd Chamberlain were filming themselves prising open the diesel tank in case they found munitions and needed to show it to bomb disposal crews. Instead, they pulled out the...
  • Living History Weekend (Central Texas Tank Museum Event)

    03/23/2017 3:42:12 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 12 replies
    Our annual Living History Weekend is the largest event of its kind in Texas, with visitors from across the nation coming to view our award-winning Living History Displays, shop in the Military Swap Meet, and to witness the roar of tanks in our WWII Battle reenactment! This family-friendly event is sure to have something for everyone! Physical Address: 19124 Highway 6 South College Station, Texas 77845
  • R&B Singer Tank: 'Don't Complain America, This Is What You Asked For' (USA 'got what it deserved')

    01/30/2017 6:00:44 PM PST · by drewh · 12 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/30/2017 6:07 PST | Harvey Levin
    Don't come running to Tank if you're upset with the state of affairs ... because he says America got what it deserved. We got the singer at Nightingale Plaza nightclub in WeHo Sunday and he has no sympathy for people who are upset with Trump's Muslim ban, because they didn't do 'what they needed to' do 2 months ago...
  • The First Test Of WW1 Mark VIII Tank (1918) HD

    12/28/2016 1:53:09 PM PST · by BBell · 30 replies
    Here we see video of the first time the Mark VIII tank from World War 1 is being tested and rolled out for the military to consider whether or not to fund its mass production. More information is in the video text slides.
  • CUBAN: 'I was dumb enough to think I would be able to talk people out of voting for Donald Trump'

    11/28/2016 4:19:22 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 117 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | November 28, 2016 | Allan Smith
    Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban recently laid out on his blog how he believes President-elect Donald Trump utilized the mainstream media to pull off a huge upset and win the election. Cuban added he was "dumb" for thinking he could convince people to not vote for the bombastic real-estate magnate. In a post published earlier this month on Blog Maverick, Cuban said the Trump campaign was "a lot smarter and able to rally" mainstream media "haters" and turn them into Trump "believers and voters" in key states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. [snip] "We were the bad guys," he wrote. "We...
  • British intelligence warns Russian vehicle is 'the most revolutionary change in tank design (tr)

    11/06/2016 6:19:01 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 113 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 6 November 2016 | DARREN BOYLE
    Putin's new 'super tank': British intelligence warns Russian vehicle is 'the most revolutionary change in tank design in the last half century' and leaves the West totally outgunned British military intelligence officers have issued a warning over a new Russian 'super tank' which they claim is far superior to anything which is available to Nato. The document claims that Britain's Challenger II main battle tank could be overpowered by the Kremlin's new Armata tank. Officials believe the new Russian tank is 'revolutionary' and blames the government for failing to provide a proper response. The current policy is to not consider...
  • Italian Military Unveils New Tank as Parliament Ponders Funding

    10/21/2016 8:25:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 20.10.2016
    On Wednesday, Italian defense officials and industry representatives gathered at a military base on the outskirts of Rome to view a demonstration of Rome’s newest tank, the Centauro II. The exhibition took place on October 19 at the Cecchignola Army range. Parliament is still deliberating on whether to approve the $520 million for the combat vehicle, as Mauro Moretti, CEO of aerospace technology company Leonardo, and Deputy Defence Staff Chief Lt. Gen. Danilo Errico watched the prototype traverse ditches and steep hills. The Centauro II is more powerful than the original, with a 720-horsepower engine, a digital-communication display and a...
  • 100 Indian Tanks Now Near China Border In Eastern Ladakh, More To Come

    07/21/2016 6:49:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    NDTV ^ | July 19, 2016 | Sudhi Ranjan Sen
    LADAKH: Tipu Sultan, Maharana Pratap and Aurangzeb are surveying the vast open valleys hugging the mountain ranges of eastern Ladakh, ready to counter any threat from China, which lies just across the border. If you are wondering how the three rulers, separated by hundreds of years, have come together, these are the names of three tanks of a regiment the Indian Army has positioned about six to eight months ago in eastern Ladakh. India did briefly use tanks here in the 1962 India-China war (five were air dropped) but they were withdrawn after the humiliating defeat. Now, the tanks of...