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  • First They Came for the Muscle Cars .....

    01/19/2021 8:51:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 135 replies ^ | By Eric - September 21, 2020
    You had to be there to remember – and to understand – so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the GTO by pairing an expensive big-car’s engine with an inexpensive medium-sized car – thereby creating the first mass-market muscle car. Which was mass-market because it wasn’t just about muscle. That had been done before, by Chrysler (letter series cars) and Oldsmobile, too. What made the GTO different – and dangerous, in the view of a certain kind of killjoy – was that it was cheap. Or at least, affordable. You didn’t have to be a...
  • Russia Will Hate This: Ukraine Cleared to Move American Javelin Missiles to Front Lines

    07/11/2020 9:47:57 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 8 replies
    National Interest Online ^ | July 8, 2020 | Caleb Larson
    U.S-supplied anti-tank weapons could change the balance of power in favor of Ukraine. In an interview, Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief Ruslan Khomchak said that following the advice of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) advisors, Ukraine’s American-supplied Javelin anti-tank missiles would be moved up to Ukraine’s front lines in their conflict against separatists in the country’s east—though the missiles would have to be used only defensively.
  • Javelin

    01/28/2020 8:50:35 PM PST · by Rabin · 50 replies
    Military Today ^ | n/a | Staff
    Javelin is a US-made, man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile. It destroys bunkers, tank, trucks and low flying helicopters. When the gunner determines the target, coordinates are sent to the logic gob, which locks on the target. After launch and during flight the crew run like hell from the firing position. The missile is equipped with imaging infrared seeker to deliver an 8.4 kg tandem shaped charge. A precursor warhead detonates any ablative armor, then the primary warhead penetrates the base armor. Javelin is capable of destroying any main battle tank in the world today.
  • Ukraine Conducts Probe Sought By Trump Regarding Hunter Biden’s Former Employer

    10/05/2019 12:35:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WUFT-FM ^ | October 5, 2019 | David Welna
    At a news conference in Kyiv on Friday, Ukraine’s newly appointed top prosecutor announced a sweeping review of past corruption investigations that had been either shut down or split up. Fifteen of those cases, according to an official press release, involve the founder of the Ukrainian gas firm Burisma. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was appointed to Burisma’s board in 2014, while his father was leading policy on Ukraine during the Obama administration. The audit of earlier corruption probes follows a promise Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy made to President Trump in a July 25 phone conversation: that a...
  • American Missiles Found in Libyan Rebel Compound

    06/29/2019 2:50:25 AM PDT · by outofsalt · 23 replies
    NYT/ via MSN ^ | 06/29/2019 | Declan Walsh, Eric Schmitt and John Ismay
    "Libyan government fighters discovered a cache of powerful American missiles, usually sold only to close American allies, at a captured rebel base in the mountains south of Tripoli this week." The four Javelin anti-tank missiles, which cost more than $170,000 each... Markings on the missiles’ shipping containers indicate that they were originally sold to the United Arab Emirates, an important American partner, in 2008. "
  • U.S. Confirms Delivery Of Javelin Antitank Missiles To Ukraine

    05/01/2018 3:43:50 PM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies ^ | 4/30/18 | Christopher Miller
    KYIV -- The United States has confirmed to RFE/RL its delivery of American-made, Javelin antitank missile systems to Ukraine in a move that is welcome in Kyiv but will almost certainly enrage Moscow amid a four-year conflict that pits Russia-backed separatists against Ukrainian national troops. "They have already been delivered," a U.S. State Department official confirmed on April 30 in response to an RFE/RL query on the handover of Javelins. In a statement posted on Facebook, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko also confirmed the delivery and said his country continues "to strengthen our defense potential in order to repel Russian aggression."...
  • US to provide Ukraine with [Javelin anti-tank missiles] weaponry to fight Russian-backed separatists

    12/23/2017 11:00:06 AM PST · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2017-12-23
    Ukraine will soon have more lethal American-made weapons to help it fight Russian-backed separatists. U.S. officials said Friday that the Trump administration approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, in a long-awaited move that deepens America's involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia. The new arms include American-made Javelin anti-tank missiles that Ukraine has long sought to boost its defenses against Russian-backed separatists armed with tanks that have rolled through eastern Ukraine during violence that has killed more than 10,000 since 2014. Previously, the U.S. has provided Ukraine with support equipment and training,...
  • China unveils man portable copy of the Israeli Spike and US Javelin missile

    11/13/2014 10:40:03 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Nov 13, 2014
    The Red Arrow 12, a man portable guided missile system. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update A man portable guided missile system, the Red Arrow 12 is similar to the Israeli Spike MR, another version of the missile seems a copy of the US Javelin. The missile uses an IR or TV imaging seekers for all weather day/night operation. The missile uses ‘soft launch’ techniques to enable safe firing from enclosure. Once aimed at the target, the ‘fire and forget’ system controls the missile through an autonomous flight to hit the target, enabling the operator to seek shelter. The missile can neutralise...
  • US takes aim at Israeli antitank missiles 'Spike' in Indian arms market with its 'Javelin' missile

    08/10/2014 8:08:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 10 Aug, 2014 | Rajat Pandit
    NEW DELHI: Israel, better watch out! The US is going all out to shoot down the Israeli 'Spike' antitank guided missile (ATGM) with its own "Javelin" missile in the lucrative Indian arms market. Given the huge size of the Indian ATGM project, upwards of $3 billion, Israel is sure to strike back. But for now, the US seems to have gained the upper hand. After earlier being rebuffed by India for not agreeing to "full" transfer of technology (ToT), the US is now promising to not only "co-" the third-generation Javelin ATGMs, but also "co-develop" its fourth-generation version. "This is...
  • Remote-controlled weapon serves to protect troops.

    04/24/2014 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — Protecting deployed American forces is a concern of military leaders. Attacks on Combat Operating Bases, Forward Operating Bases and other installations have led to deaths and wounding of U.S. and allied forces within encampments in remote areas, such as in Afghanistan. But now the Army is containerizing weapons which can be directed by a battle captain in a centralized command post where weapons can be fired remotely, limiting the use of human forces and therefore casualties from direct combat. For the past few weeks, the Army Electronic Proving Ground with a special team from the Redstone Arsenal...
  • US anti-tank missile Javelin in face-off with Israel's Spike

    12/17/2013 12:13:18 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Business Standard, India ^ | December 17, 2013 | Ajai Shukla
    On November 11, the MoD's apex Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) debated whether to buy the Spike The United States is rising steadily up the list of India's top military suppliers. The ministry of defence (MoD) is finalising a decision to allow the FGM-148 Javelin missile, built by US companies Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, into a contest to supply the Indian Army with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM). This is bad news for Israeli company, Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, whose Spike ATGM was poised to be awarded the contract for 8400 missiles for India's 350-odd infantry battalions, estimated to be worth Rs...
  • Afghanistan: Our Boys blitz Taliban bash (Royal Marines spoil celebration of Bhutto assassination)

    12/31/2007 12:53:40 PM PST · by Stoat · 78 replies · 1,253+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | December 31, 2007 | JEROME STARKEY
      Our Boys blitz Taliban bash   On patrol ... British soldier in Helmand province   By JEROME STARKEY with Our Boys in Helmand   Published: Today     BRITISH commandos launched a devastating blitz on the Taliban – as the evil terrorists held a party to celebrate Benazir Bhutto’s murder. The dawn raid was staged after messages were intercepted about the sick knees-up in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Royal Marines crept into position as the fanatics partied the night away just hours after Ms Bhutto was killed in Pakistan. The bash was being held in ruined compounds a few...
  • Javelin Impales South Sound Student (and another hit with shot put!)

    04/20/2005 1:14:46 PM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 122 replies · 2,697+ views
    KIRO TV7 ^ | 4/`9/2005
    KALAMA, Wash. -- A javelin impaled a 12th-grader during track practice at a South Sound school on Monday, one of two incidents that left students hurt, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reported.One of Dodson's friends snapped a photo of the javelin impaling him, but Dodson says that he was in shock and he did not feel any pain. "[It]felt weird and exciting at the same time," said Dodson.His friends were shocked and worried."It's not fun to see one of your friends on the ground with a javelin through his chest," said Brent Hopkins, student.Minutes later, a seventh-grader was hit in the...
  • Rangers review Javelin 'flawless' effectiveness during OIF

    08/12/2003 3:42:00 PM PDT · by Spruce · 20 replies · 684+ views
    Army News ^ | Aug. 11, 2003 | Pfc. David Foley
    Rangers review Javelin 'flawless' effectiveness during OIF By Pfc. David FoleyAugust 11, 2003 A two-man team fires an anti-armor missile from a Javelin. FORT BENNING, Ga. (Army News Service, Aug. 11, 2003) -- Four Rangers who used the Javelin handheld anti-armor missile system during operations in Iraq and one who fired it while training at Fort Benning spoke about their experiences during a meeting here July 31. Sgt. Jason Witmer, Cpl. Jeremy Mumma, Spc. Matthew Pickell and Spc. Michael Kithcart, all with Company A, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, told a group of Javelin manufacturers and post officials how...