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  • Controversial armored police vehicle factory expands production to meet demand

    05/18/2018 8:41:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 35 replies ^ | 5/18/18 | Rick Leventhal
    PITTSFIELD, Mass. – You may not know what a Bearcat is but you’ve probably seen them, deployed by SWAT and tactical teams responding to violent protests and barricade situations, or to save people trapped in hurricanes, floods and mudslides. Police departments nationwide have been stocking up on the Armored Incident Response & Rescue Vehicles, taking advantage of a federal program enacted in the 90s allowing law enforcement access to military-grade gear. The program was temporarily suspended by President Obama in 2015 but reinstated by President Trump last year. Mr. Trump signed an executive order lifting the ban on military gear...
  • Suspects Arrested After Workers At Armored Car Facility Foil Armed Robbery

    03/05/2018 5:48:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 3/05/18
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Two men suspected in a foiled armed robbery at an armored car security facility and officer-involved shooting have been identified. Police say 41-year-old Milton Gamez-Fierro and 29-year-old Jesus Gomez-Rosales are facing charges that include, robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment and assault on a Peace Officer. The incident happened just before 3 a.m. Friday at the GardaWorld facility on NorthPoint Parkway. Police say the suspects, clad in ski masks and wearing latex gloves, entered the facility, set off the alarm and demanded cash.
  • The German Wiesel Is a Cute Mini-Tank

    01/25/2017 7:22:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 25, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    In 1972, the German military embarked on a program to replace its lightweight and air-dropped Kraka quadbikes used to move paratroopers after they hit the ground. The result of this effort was the Wiesel, a cute, unusual tracked armored vehicle and a modern equivalent of the tankette, a type of tank which largely went out of fashion during World War II.
  • South Korea’s Armored Fighting Vehicle Is Like America’s Bradley — But Better

    04/11/2016 6:22:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 10, 2016 | Ed Kim
    South Korea’s Armored Fighting Vehicle Is Like America’s Bradley — But Better SOUTH KOREA April 10, 2016 Ed Kim 0 K211 For several years, South Korea has been in the throes of a military weapons binge. In particular, Seoul really wants weapons made in South Korea. Officials have a mix of concerns regarding the evolving nature of the U.S.-Korean alliance, the unique needs of defending their mountainous country and the desire to bolster an indigenous arms industry. It hasn’t always gone well. One of the first attempts to create a completely independent weapons system was an armored infantry fighting vehicle...
  • Nazi Germany’s Panzer Corps Faked It ‘Til It Made It

    12/28/2015 10:27:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 167 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 27, 2015 | David Axe
    The terms of the Versailles Treaty that ended World War I prohibited Germany from joining Great Britain, France and other major powers in developing tanks — those heavily-armed, thickly-armored tracked vehicles that had debuted late in the conflict and had helped to break the stalemate of trench warfare. But the tank ban didn’t actually stop Nazi Germany from inventing new tanks and refining tactics for their use. Instead, the treaty limitations pushed German armored vehicle development into the military-industrial shadows. In the decades before Panzers swept across Europe and the Soviet Union, the Panzerwaffe armored corps evolved in secrecy.
  • China to Retire Its Armored Tank Destroyers

    11/19/2015 1:34:51 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | November 19, 2015 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will retire its armada of Type 89 (aka PTZ89) tank destroyers, Asia One reports based on information published in the PLA Daily, the official newspaper of the PLA. The PLA Daily published a picture of 18 self-propelled guns that look like Type 89 tank destroyers departing a military base of the PLA Shenyang Military Command’s 39th Group Army.
  • BREAKING OVERNIGHT – Armored Van With Gun Ports Opens Fire On Dallas Police… (Intense Video)

    06/13/2015 12:49:12 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 216 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6-13-2015 | sundance
    Media are reporting an armored van, with what appears to be gun ports on rear, opened fire overnight in front of the Dallas Police Department.
  • Over 100 Russian Armored Vehicles Crossed into East Ukraine Last Night

    02/12/2015 3:22:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/15 | Jim Hoft
    After 16 hours of peace talks, Putin has agreed to new ceasefire terms with Ukraine starting February 15, 2015. The ceasefire terms included the removal of Russian heavy weapons from Ukraine. Many are still cautious about the agreement especially after hearing reports that over 100 armored Russian military vehicles crossed into East Ukraine in the late evening. Business Insider reported: About 50 tanks, 40 missile systems, and 40 armored vehicles crossed overnight into eastern Ukraine from Russia via the Izvaryne border crossing into the separatist Luhansk region, a Kiev military spokesman said on Thursday. Armored columns of Russian-speaking soldiers without...
  • Fort Pierce Police Department unveils new armored vehicle

    01/07/2014 9:12:17 PM PST · by managusta · 104 replies
    WPTV ^ | Elliott Jones
    FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Police in Fort Pierce are now armed with a U.S. military surplus battle wagon: a six wheel, 30-ton armored vehicle worth $700,000 — that the agency got for $2,000. “If you see my SWAT team roll up in this, it’s over, so just give up,” said Police Chief Sam Baldwin. However Baldwin hopes the mine-resistant, ambush protection vehicle just stays parked. If used, it would be for transporting the SWAT team and for a mobile command and rescue vehicle. Officer Keith Holmes got the vehicle in October through the auspices of the National Defense Authorization Act....
  • NJ Rep. Leonard Lance: Janet Napolitano Must Explain Bullet Stockpile and Armored Vehicle Purchases

    03/18/2013 5:12:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/18/13 | Jim Hoft
    ATK is one company that won a contract with the Department of Homeland Security to provide 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition in 2012. Last Friday, New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R – 7th District) told constituents that Janet Napolitano must explain to Congress why DHS has purchased 1.6 billion bullets and 2700 armored vehicles for domestic use. The purchase of thousands of fully automatic rifles for he DHS should also be explained.
  • The Music Man On The Battlefield

    11/10/2012 9:03:36 PM PST · by girlangler · 2 replies
    The Sierra County Sentinel ^ | 11/9/12 | Etta Pettijohn
    “A quiet man of music, denied a simpler fate . . . He gave to me a gift I know I never can repay … He tried to be a soldier once, but his music wouldn’t wait . . .” -- Leader of the Band, Dan Fogelberg. The Music Man on The Battlefield By Etta Pettijohn Music was Ed Harn’s life, the pulse that has carried him through 91 years of creative existence, beginning as a boy in Murphysboro, Illinois, and through the challenges rendered on the battlefield in France during World War II. The resident of the New Mexico...
  • First video and photos of Americans abandoning Benghazi Consulate emerge

    11/03/2012 1:26:10 AM PDT · by Dave Mellon · 9 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 9/13/2012 | Al Jazeera and Flickr
    This photograph is actually a video still captured from an Al Jazeera video of the remarkable scene at the U.S. Benghazi Consulate sometime before 11:30 pm, on 9/11/2012. Four additional captioned photos can be found at my Flickr page here: First photos of Americans abandoning Benghazi Consulate emerge . This is the first in a series of photos I will be posting over the weekend. I have added the video clip from the Benghazi compound which you can now watch here: First video of Americans abandoning Benghazi Consulate emerge I want to thank Congressman Issa for releasing the Benghazi compound...
  • Politicized, Militarized Homeland Security Department Unveils New Panzer Division

    09/25/2012 4:04:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 109 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 25, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This to go along with it's 1.2 BILLION rounds of ammo  (22 lead slugs for each-and-every Republican) and armored checkpoint booths... nothing to worry about, tho! To the list of recent unsettling developments at DHS and other federal agencies -such as FEMA camp expansions, massive DHS ammo buys, a creepy new biometric surveillance system just being rolled-out by the FBI, and drones buzzing our backyards with cameras- we can now add the appearance across the country of not just heavily-armored military grade Humvees, but 'GLS' armored personnel carriers (APC's) such as in the picture above- 2500 of them to be...
  • Edmonton triple-homicide suspect arrested at U.S. border (Held up armored car)

    06/17/2012 4:43:21 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    Travis Baumgartner, 21, had no passport, tried to enter U.S. with Alberta driver's licence, according to U.S. border officialsThe man wanted in connection with a deadly armoured-car heist at the University of Alberta had over $330,000 in cash in his vehicle when he was arrested at a U.S. border crossing adjoining British Columbia, U.S. border officers say. Travis Baumgartner, 21, was stopped at the border crossing in Lynden, Wash., near the U.S.-Canada border southwest of Abbotsford, B.C., Edmonton police said Saturday. Border security was alerted when his licence plate was scanned by an automated system and set off an alarm...
  • U.S. deploying heavily armored battle tanks for first time in Afghan war

    11/21/2010 9:28:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1+ views
    wapo ^ | 11/21/10 | Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    The U.S. military is sending a contingent of heavily armored battle tanks to Afghanistan for the first time in the nine-year war, defense officials said, a shift that signals a further escalation in the aggressive tactics that have been employed by American forces this fall to attack the Taliban. The deployment of a company of M1 Abrams tanks, which will be fielded by the Marines in the country's southwest, will allow ground forces to target insurgents from a greater distance - and with more of a lethal punch - than is possible from any other U.S. military vehicle. The 68-ton...
  • Taj trip included in Barack Obama's itinerary {40 Aircraft - 6 Armoured Cars}

    10/29/2010 6:30:04 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 29 replies · 2+ views
    India Today ^ | Oct 27, 2010 | Saurabh Shukla
    Elaborate security arrangements The presidential entourage will have 40 aircraft, including the Air Force One that will ferry the president. There will be six armoured cars, including four Barack Mobiles and a Cadillac.
  • Forgotten Heroism Remembered and Honored Today

    10/20/2009 2:16:08 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 199+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | Flopping Aces | 10-20-09
    President Barack Obama, flanked by members of Troop A, First Squadron, 11th Armored Combat Regiment, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, during a ceremony honoring their service with the Presidential Unit Citation for their actions during the Vietnam War. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) From the NYTimes at the beginning of this month: SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On the day Ray R. Moreno came home from Vietnam, the day antiwar protestors called him a baby killer, he decided to pack away his Army uniform for good. Memories and nightmares still intruded,...
  • Asian Terror Threat Big Boom for Israeli Armored Vehicles

    08/20/2009 7:01:26 AM PDT · by Tzvi · 3 replies · 712+ views
    Israel National News ^ | August 20, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Threats of terror in Asia have caused a surge of orders for the Israeli-made Storm (Sufa) Jeep. Business has never been so good. The anonymous purchaser has ordered hundreds of Storm jeeps at the Nazareth-based Automotive Industries Ltd. factory, worth tens of millions of dollars.
  • U.S. Soldiers Deliver Armored Trucks to Iraqi Army

    06/22/2009 4:26:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 472+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Bailey Jester, USA
    BAGHDAD, June 22, 2009 – Iraqi troops in northeastern Baghdad have a new weapon in their arsenal, thanks to U.S. soldiers here. Army Spc. Carlos Smith works in Baghdad to unload one of five up-armored Ford F-350 trucks for the 11th Iraqi Army Division, June 19, 2009. U.S. soldiers spent 37 days and about 60 work hours per truck to complete and deliver the trucks. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Bailey Jester  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Soldiers from 115th “Muleskinner” Brigade Support Battalion of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team delivered five up-armored Ford F-350 trucks...
  • Today in military history: Patton's 4th Armored brings relief to Allied forces in the Bulge

    12/26/2008 2:09:07 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 2,411+ views
    Examiner ^ | 12/26/08
    Approximately 19,000 Americans were killed and 41,000 wounded during the Battle of the Bulge, the largest land battle ever fought by the U.S. Army. An Allied victory was secured shortly after General George S. Patton's 4th Armored Division broke through the German rear. On December 26, 1944, General George S. Patton’s 4th Armored Division broke through the German rear during the Battle of the Bulge, effectively ensuring an American victory there. The largest land battle fought on the Western Front during World War II – as well as the largest battle ever fought by the U.S. Army – the Bulge...