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  • Trophy APS For Everyone? A Streamlined Version For M2 Bradley

    07/06/2018 8:33:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | July 05, 2018 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    US Army soldiers train with an M2 Bradley IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle). Active Protection Systems that shoot down incoming anti-tank missiles must be carefully designed to avoid killing nearby friendly infantry. Even as the US Army races to install Trophy Active Protection Systems on its M1 Abrams heavy tanks, Trophy’s manufacturers are testing slimmed-down versions they want to sell the US for lighter vehicles, especially the aging M2 Bradley troop carrier. While other technologies look promising, Trophy is still the only non-Russian system that’s combat-proven to shoot down incoming anti-tank rockets and missiles. What’s more, US Army testing of the...
  • How Trophy Hunting Can Save Lions

    11/20/2017 3:59:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 69 replies ^ | 7 August, 2015 | Terry Anderson, Shown Regan
    Originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal on August 7, 2015.An American hunter’s killing of a beloved lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe last month was enough to fuel widespread outrage. But the details of the hunt are even more damning: The lion was allegedly lured out of a national park and then killed illegally.Unfortunately, this one sorry episode is tarnishing the role that well-managed, legal hunting can play in promoting wildlife conservation. Cecil’s death has inspired passionate calls to ban trophy hunting throughout Africa. Three U.S. airlines have announced that they will no longer transport lions and other big-game African...
  • High Schools Drop “Valedictorian” Distinction Fearing Lower-Ranked Kids May Feel ‘Triggered’

    06/17/2017 7:32:19 AM PDT · by blam · 74 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6-17-2017 | Tyler Durden
    We’ve spent a fair amount of time over the past several years writing about the ‘participation trophy generation’ (a.k.a. “millennials) and, more specifically, how their inflated sense of entitlement and self-worth, irrespective of work effort and/or innate talent, would not serve them well in the real world. You see millennials, despite what your enabling handlers (a.k.a. “educators”) have told you your whole life, people here in the real world couldn’t care any less about your feelings, think your ‘Gender Studies’ degree was a complete waste of your parents’ money, will not promote you just because anything less would be a...
  • New Orleans woman shoots trophy Mississippi buck<picture>

    01/12/2017 5:01:23 PM PST · by BBell · 20 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/12/17 | Todd Masson, | The Times-Picayune
    Conditions couldn't have been better Saturday for deer hunting, with frigid air keeping Friday's sleet and snow in a frozen state on the ground in Jefferson County, Miss. A New Orleans woman says all that ice is partly responsible for her killing the biggest deer of her life. Marni Demelo, 29, told she heard the deer moving through the woods adjacent to a food plot she was hunting, and had time to prepare herself for what she hoped would be a shot at a big buck.-snip-Demelo knew the buck was one she would be proud of, but didn't realize...
  • India's Future Main Battle Tank Will Come Without Life-Saving 'Active Protection System'

    12/22/2016 6:35:02 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    NDTV ^ | December 22, 2016 | Vishnu Som
    India has ordered 464 T-90MS 'Tagil' main battle tanks NEW DELHI: India's future main battle tank, the T-90MS 'Tagil', which will be license manufactured in Avadi in Chennai, will not be equipped with new-generation active protection systems that destroy incoming missiles and shells before they can hit the tank. Active protection systems have saved the lives of dozens of tank crew deployed in Israeli combat operations in Gaza and have now been deployed by the Russian Army in operations in Syria. For decades, tanks have depended on their armour to protect their crew from enemy shells and anti-tank guided missiles....
  • Five Heisman Trophy Finalists Revealed

    12/06/2016 4:25:36 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    Yahoo Sports NewsT ^ | 12-6-2016 | Sam Cooper
    Sam CooperDecember 6, 2016 The 2016 Heisman Trophy finalists were unveiled Monday night with five players earning invitations to the ceremony Saturday night in New York City. The finalists are: Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook and Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers. Before Alabama’s Derrick Henry (Running Back) won it last year, a quarterback had taken home the Heisman in five straight seasons. With Jackson considered the heavy favorite, a new streak of quarterbacks could begin in 2016. In addition to the five finalists, there were quite a few...
  • Beloved 'Lester the Moose' Reunited With Minnesota Family

    11/21/2016 7:15:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Fox9 ^ | 11/21 | Maury Glover
    Every family has stories and traditions that are handed down from generation to generation. For the Engers, many of those stories revolve around "Lester the Moose" and his long, strange journey back into their possession. This tale of moose and men began in 1909 when Melvin Enger hopped on a train with nothing but his rifle and a backpack to go moose hunting up north.
  • Who will buy New York's Plaza Hotel? Chinese or Arabs

    03/20/2016 10:52:40 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 15 replies
    FTNews ^ | 2016 March 17 | Ozgur Tore
    New York's famous Plaza Hotel is set to go on sale in an auction next month and experts believe that the five-star hotel could sell for more than $1billion. Billionaire brothers David and Simon Reuben hold the mortgage for the storied five-star hotel and scheduled a foreclosure auction for April 26. The auction was prompted after the hotel's 75 per cent owner Sahara India Pariwar — whose chairman went to prison in 2014 for defrauding investors — defaulted on loan agreements... < snip > Foreign investors are pouring capital into New York hotels at a historic rate. Much of the...
  • Video: Steeler star rejects participation trophies for sons

    08/17/2015 5:59:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/17/15 | Ed Morrissey
    It started with this Instagram post, and turned into a national conversation on our obsession over self-esteem. James Harrison certainly has earned his share of trophies and accolades … but that’s Harrison’s issue with the trophies his sons received just for showing up. Harrison, who fought to find a place on an NFL roster before beginning his future Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison, who came back to the Steelers after a season in Cincinnati and a brief retirement to resume his dominating presence, wants his sons to understand that trying is not the same as succeeding,...
  • Grizzly Bear Pawed Through The Wrong Canadian’s Cupboards

    08/11/2015 8:09:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 8/11/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    After a harrowing encounter with a grizzly bear that broke into their home, one woman is glad her husband is a skilled hunter. Early Sunday morning, Niki Traverse’s dog wouldn’t stop barking like mad, prompting her to wake up and check to see what was wrong. The Traverses live in British Columbia, Canada, in a mountain region, CBC reports. As soon as she entered into the kitchen, she saw a male grizzly bear feasting on cat and dog food in a cupboard after it had climbed through a window left open because of the heat. Niki immediately ran back to...
  • CPD cops posed for photo standing over black man dressed in antlers

    05/28/2015 2:59:14 PM PDT · by BBell · 45 replies ^ | 5/26/15 | Frank Main and Kim Janssen
    It’s a racially charged photo the Chicago Police Department didn’t want the public to see: two white cops posing with rifles as they stand over a black man lying on his belly with deer antlers on his head. But a Cook County judge has refused to keep secret the shocking image of former Officers Timothy McDermott and Jerome Finnigan kneeling with what the police department says is an unidentified African-American drug suspect. Believed to have been taken in a West Side police station between 1999 and 2003, the Polaroid photo was given to the city by the feds in 2013...
  • Monroe deer hunter’s 8-point trophy wasn’t a buck

    01/05/2015 7:22:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    charoletteobserver ^ | Jan. 5, 2015 | Michael Pearce
    Hunters from all parts of the country go to Kansas hoping to shoot a buck with a trophy-class set of antlers. Well, for Chuck Rorie, half of the dream came true last month when he shot what he thought was a nice buck. Instead, the set of eight-point antlers were attached to a doe. “I didn’t think much about it; it just looked like a nice buck when I was watching it and shot it,” said Rorie, of Monroe. “But when I was skinning it I realized something didn’t look right. It didn’t have the right private parts.
  • Researcher Claims to Have Shot and Killed a Sasquatch

    02/17/2013 3:03:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | Friday, February 15, 2013 | Trent Law
    Researcher Claims to Have Shot and Killed a Sasquatch Nevada - ( - Our regular readers will know that I love the story or idea that Bigfoots (or is it Bigfeets, as in more than one) could exist. So regular readers on AmmoLand never mind when we detour and take a break from all the serious news coverage to speculate on the idea that we have a giant man sized, wood booger, hunting the same woods as me and you. The recent gossip is, a controversial big foot researcher, named Rick Dyer, has shot a large bigfoot while filming a...
  • Heisman Projection: It's Griffin, with 71% of a perfect score

    12/09/2011 9:50:17 AM PST · by re_nortex · 24 replies
    Stiff Arm Trophy ^ | December 8, 2011 | Kari Chisholm
    By now, this won't be a surprise to anyone: Baylor's Robert Griffin III is going to win the Heisman Trophy. By our reckoning, he's going to get approximately 2000 points - 71% of a perfect unanimous #1 vote. (This year, 2781 points is perfect.) That total would rank Griffin among the top 15 all-time biggest winners of the Heisman Trophy - roughly on par with Tim Tebow (70.5%) and Doug Flutie (71.1%).
  • In first, Israel blocks Palestinian anti-tank rocket

    03/03/2011 7:22:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    World Tribune ^ | Wednesday, March 2, 2011
    In first, Israel blocks Palestinian anti-tank rocket TEL AVIV — For the first time, an Israeli system has intercepted an enemy missile fired toward a main battle tank. The Israeli military said the Trophy Active Protection System (APS) intercepted a Palestinian anti-tank missile in the southern Gaza Strip, Middle East Newsline reported. They said Trophy, also known as Windbreaker, stopped the missile before it struck a Merkava Mk-4 MBT on late March 1. The crew was not injured and the Merkava was not said to have sustained damage. "For the first time during operational activity, the Trophy system, designed to...
  • Israeli Trophy Active Defence System Tested in Military Exercises

    12/17/2010 8:47:34 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies
    Defense Professionals ^ | 12/17/2010 | Nicolas von Kospoth
    As the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently announced, the Tropy active defece system for armoured vehicles has again been successfully tested during an exercise of the Israeli Army. Jointly developed by Rafael, Elta and the US company General Dynamics, Trophy is primarily designed for the protection of the Israeli-built Merkava 4 main battle tank (MBT) against threats such as anti-tank rockets and missiles. Providing active protection against incoming threats, the Trophy system (designated Windbreaker or ‘Meil Ruach’ by the IDF) uses sensors to detect threats and counters them by firing a special charge. Trophy has been designed to simultaneously detect...
  • 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...
  • Soldiers "kill team" which allegedly murdered at random and collected fingers as trophies

    09/09/2010 3:46:45 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | September 9th 2010 | Chris McGreal
    Twelve American soldiers face charges over a secret "kill team" that allegedly blew up and shot Afghan civilians at random and collected their fingers as trophies. Five of the soldiers are charged with murdering three Afghan men who were allegedly killed for sport in separate attacks this year. Seven others are accused of covering up the killings and assaulting a recruit who exposed the murders when he reported other abuses, including members of the unit smoking hashish stolen from civilians. In one of the most serious accusations of war crimes to emerge from the Afghan conflict, the killings are alleged...
  • New Cubs-Sox Trophy Carries Dubious Distinction ('Crosstown Cup' Sponsored By BP)

    06/03/2010 5:09:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 133+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | 6/01/10 | Vince Gerasole
    New Cubs-Sox Trophy Carries Dubious Distinction'Crosstown Cup' Sponsored By Oil Company Mired In Gulf Oil Spill Scandal Reporting Vince Gerasole Jun 1, 2010 6:05 pm US/Central CHICAGO (CBS) - The massive BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico could be causing some backlash at Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole takes a look at the newly sponsored "BP Crosstown Classic." Whether snapping a North Side picture at the home of the Cubs, or buying Sox tickets on the South Side, just thinking about the Crosstown Classic is a fan-pleasing faceoff. Bob Sorrells, a...
  • Israel unveils defense shield for Merkavas

    04/07/2010 8:44:04 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 530+ views
    UPI via Space Daily ^ | 4/6/2010 | UPI via Space Daily
    As Israel braces for more wars with Hezbollah and Hamas, the army has unveiled a miniature anti-missile system to protect its Merkava tanks and other armored vehicles from missiles that Hezbollah used with withering effect in the 34-day 2006 conflict. The system, known as Trophy, has been in development by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for some time but was given impetus by the setbacks the Israeli military suffered in the 2006 fighting. The Merkava IV saw its first heavy combat in the 2006 war. At the recent unveiling of Trophy at a military base overlooking the Mediterranean, the commander of...