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  • Army Anti-Aircraft Stryker Can Kill Tanks Too

    07/10/2018 6:17:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | July 10, 2018 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    Anti-aircraft Stryker variant chosen by the US Army: 4 Stinger missiles on one side, two Hellfires on the other, with a 30 mm autocannon (and 12.7 mm machinegun) in between (Leonardo DRS) With its eyes firmly on Russia, the US Army is racing to field 8×8 Strykers with an array of weapons that can down enemy aircraft — from drones to helicopters to jets — and incidentally make enemy tanks think twice. The first prototypes will be delivered next year, with up to 144 (four battalions) by 2022, although the contract details are still being negotiated. With the IM-SHORAD (Initial...
  • Egyptian Navy Using Avengers as Air Defense for its Mistral-class LHD during Cleopatra Exercise

    07/17/2017 8:57:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | Monday, 17 July 2017
    During the joint French-Egyptian naval exercises "Cleopatra 2017" held from 8 to 11 July 2017, a video released by the Egyptian MoD shows the Anwar El-Sadat (Mistral-class) LHD with four US-made AN/TWQ-1 Avenger on the flight deck acting as point short-range air defence systems. Cleopatra 2017 Mistral LHD AN TWQ 1 AvengerBoeing AN/TWQ-1 Avenger (fitted with Raytheon FIM-92 Stinger missiles) on the flight deck of the Mistral-class LHD Anwar El-Sadat (L 1020) during the joint French-Egyptian naval exercise "Cleopatra 2017". Picture: Ministry of Defense of Egypt The Avenger AN/TWQ-1 Air Defense System vehicle is a missile mounted system which provides...
  • India Orders 245 Raytheon Stinger Air-to-Air Missiles From US

    03/30/2016 6:31:51 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    ExecutiveBiz ^ | March 30, 2016 | Mary-Louise Hoffman
    India has placed an order for 245 Raytheon-built Stinger air-to-air missiles, launchers and related engineering support services through the Defense Department‘s foreign military sales program. Raytheon said Wednesday the Indian military expects to receive the Stingers as part of a potential $3.1 billion FMS agreement forged between the governments of India and the U.S. The deal also covers procurement of combat helicopters, electronic warfare systems, radars and weapons, Raytheon noted. The Stinger missile is designed to be integrated onto tactical ground platforms and fixed- or rotary-wing military aircraft. Raytheon has recorded more than 270 air intercepts for the system to...
  • Video: 'Benghazi' shocker at Hillary book event'Make it out to Christopher Stevens.

    06/20/2014 6:56:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 6/20/2014 | unknown
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton initially obliged Tuesday when she was stopped by a man in Washington, D.C., who asked if she could autograph her new book, “Hard Choices,” but she was stunned by the man’s brazen request when he asked her to make it out to “Christopher Stevens.” On Sept. 11, 2012, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered by jihadists under Clinton’s watch when she served as secretary of state.
  • US-made Stinger missiles have likely fallen into ISIS hands, officials say

    06/17/2014 6:21:18 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 16, 2014 |
    U.S. officials with access to the latest U.S. intelligence on Iraq told Fox News it "appears likely/probable" that U.S.-made Stinger missiles have fallen into the hands of Sunni insurgents. [....] Iraqi intelligence officials said ISIS fighters managed to take control of two big weapons depots late last week holding some 400,000 items, including AK-47 rifles, rockets and rocket-propelled grenades, artillery shells and mortars. A quarter of the stockpiles were quickly sent to Syria in order to help the group's comrades there, they said.
  • US-made Stinger missiles have likely fallen into ISIS hands, officials say

    06/16/2014 7:33:46 PM PDT · by xzins · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2014· | Jennifer Griffin, Jonathan Wachtel , AP
    U.S. officials with access to the latest U.S. intelligence on Iraq told Fox News it "appears likely/probable" that U.S.-made Stinger missiles have fallen into the hands of Sunni insurgents. Iraqi intelligence officials said ISIS fighters managed to take control of two big weapons depots late last week holding some 400,000 items, including AK-47 rifles, rockets and rocket-propelled grenades, artillery shells and mortars. A quarter of the stockpiles were quickly sent to Syria in order to help the group's comrades there, they said. ... ISIS "now possesses scores of Iraqi military equipment originally provided by the United States, from Humvees and...
  • Hillary Clinton Supplied Stinger Missiles that Taliban Used to Attack US Chopper

    06/16/2014 6:52:01 PM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    Frontpage ^ | June 8, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama Inc. keeps insisting that Qatar could be trusted when it was already concluded by the 9/11 Commission that the Islamist tyranny had ties to the attack on the United States. Since then Qatar has become so out of control in its backing of Jihadists that it has been disavowed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, but that just made Obama embrace it even harder.Consider this. Obama is hugging a regime that the Saudis think is too extreme. That’s how bad things are. This latest revelation is no surprise at all. The New York Times had already let slip that...
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi in Kona

    12/23/2013 12:06:27 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 32 replies
    Sword and Sheild of Hawaii ^ | Dec. 23 , 2013 | Sword and Sheild of Hawaii
    Question : Since California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is no longer Speaker of the House of Representatives , WHY does she still get to use official U.S.A.F. executive jet transportation to come to her annual Christmas holiday at the 4 Seasons Hualalai resort ?
  • Wilson applauds his 'War'

    04/28/2008 10:11:23 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 379+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2008 | Christian Toto
    Former Rep. Charles Wilson played no official role in the making of last year's film "Charlie Wilson's War," which chronicled how he helped the Mujahedeen repel the invading Soviet army in the 1980s. If the Texas Democrat had participated, it's clear he would have cast an actor to portray a figure all but ignored in Mike Nichols' production — President Reagan. "He was absolutely essential to the victory," over the Soviets in Afghanistan, Mr. Wilson says during a phone interview to promote "War," out on DVD this week. ... Mr. Wilson's work, by all accounts, helped bring about the Soviet's...
  • Bo Dietl to Join Stinger Systems Board of Directors

    01/07/2008 10:35:06 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 1 replies · 171+ views ^ | 1-7-08 | PR Newswire
    TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stinger Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: STIY), a leader in electro-stun technology today announced that highly-decorated former New York City detective, Richard "Bo" Dietl, has joined Stinger Systems as a member of Stinger Systems' Board of Directors. Mr. Dietl is a former New York Police City Department detective who made more than 1,500 arrests and became one of the most highly decorated detectives in the history of the department ... ...Bo Dietl commented, "In my opinion, the Stinger S-200 projectile stun gun is the best product on the market.
  • OBL forgets help from U.S. in Afghanistan

    01/20/2006 8:54:15 AM PST · by epluribus_2 · 13 replies · 514+ views
    In OBL's latest threat, truce-offer, and rant, he claims they defeated the Soviets using simple weapons and patience. I believe our Stingers were also required!... Don't let your strength and modern arms fool you. They win a few battles but lose the war. Patience and steadfastness are much better. We were patient in fighting the Soviet Union with simple weapons for 10 years, and we bled their economy, and now they are nothing.
  • Ahmad Shah Massood (1953- September 9, 2001)

    09/09/2004 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Shermy · 8 replies · 1,736+ views ^ | September 9, 2004 | Sunil Sainis/Laxman Bahroo
    War brutalizes man, every afghan bears living testimony to this. If the landscape of Afghanistan bears the craters of the endless war, the political and military leadership in Afghanistan also carries war's indelible scars. It is important never to lose sight of this. Ahmed Shah Mas'ud was born to an army family in 1953 in the Panjshir Valley north of the Afghan capital Kabul. His father was a colonel in the Afghan Army and enrolled his son at Kabul's Lycee Istiqlal High School. Upon graduation Mas'ud joined Kabul's Polytechnic Institute. In 1973 King Zahir Shah was deposed and exiled by...
  • Taser sues N.C.-based rival over advertising (Stinger CEO suggests a duel @ 30 feet)

    12/21/2004 8:08:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 512+ views ^ | 12/21/04
    Taser sues N.C.-based rival over advertising Associated Press Posted on Tue, Dec. 21, 2004 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Taser International Inc. has filed a lawsuit against North Carolina-based rival Stinger Systems Inc., a rival maker of stun guns, alleging false advertising and unlawful patent marketing. On Tuesday, Taser said Stinger claims to be certified by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and that its gun was the first ATF-certified weapon. Scottsdale-based Taser said the ATF does not certify stun guns, it regulates them, and also said it now owns a product that has been regulated by the ATF since the...
  • IBM Releases New Linux-Oriented Database Software

    09/09/2004 11:07:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 510+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/9/04 | Reuters - SF
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM - news) late on Wednesday rolled out a new version of its database software aimed at users of Linux (news - web sites) and Unix (news - web sites) operating systems that it hopes will help the company take away market share from market leader Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:ORCL - news). IBM said the latest version of its DB2 software that runs on Linux and Unix automatically self-manages databases, allowing companies to better manage, process and retrieve data such as product pricing. Armonk, New York-based IBM said that the latest database software,...
  • ELECTRONIC BATTLEFIELD: Making Helicopters SAM Proof

    01/25/2004 9:04:12 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 4 replies · 221+ views ^ | January 25, 2004
    Equipping the U.S. Army's 2,500 helicopters with defenses against shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles (like the SAM-7 or Stinger), would cost $5-7 billion and take up to a year, or more. A typical system has two components. First, there are four ultraviolet detection sensors (weighing about four pounds each) mounted on different parts of the helicopter to detect an approaching missile. These sensor are linked to an eleven pound computer that contains software for determining that the object is indeed a missile and where it is headed. The detection computer is hooked to a countermeasures system using either flares and chaff...
  • Study Says Iraq Insurgents Use Advanced Weapons (SA-16)

    01/18/2004 2:21:08 AM PST · by XHogPilot · 63 replies · 1,015+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 17, 2004 | Reuters
    Jan 17, 8:14 PM (ET) NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iraqi guerrillas are using increasingly sophisticated weapons and tactics to attack U.S. aircraft, according to a classified Army study on the downing of helicopters in Iraq, The New York Times reported in Sunday editions. Citing senior Army officials in Iraq and the Gulf who were familiar with the study, the newspaper reported that at least one advanced missile was used by insurgents. Rebels have used rocket-propelled grenades and heat-seeking surface-to-air missiles, the latter which require a degree of skill, in the attacks. Scores of U.S. servicemen have died in recent months...
  • AIR DEFENSE: Keeping Missiles Away From Terrorists

    10/24/2003 2:40:21 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 181+ views ^ | October 24, 2003
    The United States won agreement from Asian and Pacific Rim governments to sharply restrict the use and transfer of shoulder-fired missiles that could be used terrorist groups to shoot down passenger planes. Meeting with Asian foreign ministers, Secretary of State Powell called for joint action to control trade in the American-made Stinger, Russian "Strela" and "Igla" MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense Systems). These are shoulder fired missiles that weight under 30 pounds. The United States government had previously resisted formal international restrictions on the transfer of shoulder-fired missiles. The regional press is already misinterpreting the initiative as a "ban on purchasing"....
  • Stinger Missiles for sale in Afghanistan

    12/04/2002 7:30:36 PM PST · by spetznaz · 19 replies · 454+ views
    BBC/Yahoo news ^ | December 4, 2002
    The head of the international security force (Isaf) in Afghanistan has said American-made Stinger missiles and rockets are being offered to them for sale. After almost each incident we have been receiving proposals to buy some rockets or missiles... General Akin Zorlu, Isaf Commander General Akin Zorlu said his troops had been offered Stinger missiles for $200,000 and rockets for $5,000 to $10,000. He said he believed a recent surge in rocket attacks on Kabul could be a tactic by the dealers trying to put pressure on the international peace keepers to buy up the weapons. General Zorlu who heads...
  • Lithuania to Buy Weapons From U.S.

    11/14/2002 3:49:26 PM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 279+ views
    Europe Daily ^ | November 14 2002 | AP
    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania agreed to buy 60 Stinger anti-aircraft missiles from the United States, some of which will be deployed to protect the ex-Soviet republic's sole nuclear plant in case of an attack, officials said Thursday. The sophisticated, hand-held weapons will be the first of their kind sold to the Baltic states, which include Estonia and Latvia. All three former Soviet republics expect to win invitations to join NATO at an alliance summit next week in Prague. The $31 million deal was signed by Lithuania's Defense Minister Linas Linkevicius and U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania John Tefft on Wednesday...
  • Hong Kong al-Qaeda Missle Plot [Stingers]

    11/06/2002 9:15:06 AM PST · by spald · 5 replies · 278+ views ^ | November 2, 2002 | Agence France-Presse
    Hong Kong plays down terror threat after al-Qaeda missile plot Wednesday, 06-Nov-2002 1:50AM      Story from AFP Copyright 2002 by Agence France-Presse (via ClariNet) </CLARI-ITEM HEADER>HONG KONG, Nov 6 (AFP) - Hong Kong on Wednesday played down the threat of terrorist attacks in the territory after three men appeared in court accused of trying to buy Stinger missiles for the al-Qaeda network."There is no known terrorist infrastructure or support base in Hong Kong," a spokesman for the security bureau said in a statement."The risk of Hong Kong becoming a target of terrorist attacks is low."However, the spokesman declined to comment...