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  • Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Stockpile

    03/04/2013 6:00:13 AM PST · by Liz · 197 replies
    This is getting a little creepy. According to one estimate, since last year the Department of Homeland Security has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm. DHS also purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAP). (30-35,0000 drones are on order--being built in Starkville, Miss.) Modern Survival Blog reported: The Department of Homeland Security (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of these ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ vehicles for service on the streets of the United States. Although I’ve seen and read several online blurbs about this vehicle of late, I decided to dig slightly...
  • Dramatic moment SWAT rams house with a huge TANK and launch raid after three US Marshals were shot dead and five cops injured in bloody standoff with gunman: Gunman killed as boy, 17, and woman arrested

    04/29/2024 6:34:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 116 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 29, 2024 | Stephen M. Lepore
    Video footage showed the dramatic moment a SWAT team rammed its way into a North Carolina house after three officers on a U.S. Marshals Task Force serving a warrant were killed. The officers were serving a felon wanted for possessing a firearm Monday at the home, police said. The officers were first shot at by the wanted suspect as they approached the suburban home in Charlotte. Three officers were killed and five more were hurt. The cops were able to shoot dead the felon in the front yard, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings said. A second person then fired on...
  • Russia has found the critical vulnerability in Nato’s American tanks

    04/27/2024 4:28:48 PM PDT · by airdalecheif · 46 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Fri, April 26, 2024 at 7:23 AM CDT | Hamish de Bretton-Gordon
    The arrival of the US M1A1 Abrams tanks in Ukraine was hailed as a turning point in the war. Coming in at roughly $10 million a unit, the Nato stalwart was supposed to provide the armoured fist that would punch through the Russian lines. But tactics evolve quickly in warfare, and Russia’s use of surveillance and hunter-killer drones has led to heavy casualties for Ukraine’s tank fleets. This is alarming for NATO. If Russia has found critical vulnerabilities in our armour, our borders are beginning to look very vulnerable.
  • Ukraine pulls U.S.-provided Abrams tanks from the front lines over Russian drone threats

    04/25/2024 6:23:12 PM PDT · by McGruff · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2024 | Tara Copp
    Ukraine has sidelined U.S.-provided Abrams M1A1 battle tanks for now in its fight against Russia, in part because Russian drone warfare has made it too difficult for them to operate without detection or coming under attack, two U.S. military officials told The Associated Press. The U.S. agreed to send 31 Abrams to Ukraine in January 2023 after an aggressive monthslong campaign by Kyiv arguing that the tanks, which cost about $10 million apiece, were vital to its ability to breach Russian lines. But the battlefield has changed substantially since then, notably by the ubiquitous use of Russian surveillance drones and...
  • Ukraine wipes out 12 Russian tanks as Vladimir Putin's biggest charge is obliterated

    04/02/2024 10:26:58 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 128 replies
    Express UK ^ | 4/2/2024 | Charlie Bradley
    Footage showed numerous destroyed tanks, vehicles as well as multiple Russian casualties dispersed in a field. Ukraine has wiped out on of Russia's biggest tank charges since the start of the war, destroying 12 tanks in one day. Footage showed 48 Russian tanks and other vehicles coming under attack from Ukrainian drones, missiles and artillery. It shows the convoy of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles moving in the east of Ukraine alongside soldiers. Kyiv's forces then struck the convoy as it moved down a single road, taking out 12 tanks and eight armoured vehicles as well as several Russian personnel....
  • Big-Ticket, Expensive, Heavily Armored NATO Tanks Mostly Overweight Duds in the Russo-Ukrainian War

    03/19/2024 7:14:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 78 replies
    The Kyiv Post ^ | March 19, 2024 | Stefan Korshak
    By a long shot, the enduring image of a NATO-standard modern main battle tank in the Russo-Ukraine War is a video of a stopped vehicle getting hammered by cheap FPV drones, before it gets set on fire and burns down to a six-million-dollar hulk. Combat video posted by the 79th Air Assault Brigade on Tuesday, reportedly from the eastern Avdiivka sector, was typical, showing a stationary US-made M1A2 Abrams tank hit with a detonation in the back of the turret, probably by a Russian FPV drone. Three crew hurl themselves from the main battle tank (MBT) as ammunition stored in...
  • British tanks are designed for military trade shows but not for the battlefield?

    03/14/2024 7:23:57 AM PDT · by delta7 · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 13 Mar24 | Kim Dotcom
    British tanks are designed for military trade shows but not for the battlefield? According to this Sun report the biggest ‘challenge’ for the ‘Challenger’ tank are ordinary puddles by Ukrainian standards. “It keeps getting stuck.” Excellent video.
  • 47th Brigade showed combat use of its M1A1 SA Abrams tanks

    02/24/2024 10:19:24 AM PST · by hardspunned · 12 replies
    Militarnyi ^ | 2/23/24 | Militarnyi
    Soldiers of the 47th Mechanized Brigade showed the combat use of their M1A1 SA Abrams tanks in the Avdiivka direction. And while Russian invaders are trying to understand where Abrams tanks are, tankers of the 47th Mechanized Brigade have been “dismantling” Russian invaders and their equipment for molecules for more than a month,” the Brigade said. In the video, there is shown the presence of ARAT ERA protection on combat vehicles. As Militarnyi previously reported in January the SA tanks of Armed Forces of Ukraine had been equipped with an Abrams Reactive Armor (ARAT-1) protection.
  • Armor Experts Breakdown Video Of Ukrainian M2 Bradley Mauling Russian T-90M Tank

    01/20/2024 5:19:44 PM PST · by VAFreedom · 18 replies
    The Warzone ^ | 1/18/2024 | HOWARD ALTMAN
    A new viral video shows the crew of a Russian T-90M Breakthrough tank getting a first-hand lesson in the devastating firepower of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle’s Bushmaster M242 25mm automatic cannon. The War Zone reached out to highly-experienced armor experts to explain exactly what we are seeing in the intense combat footage and how the Bradley was able to take on Russia's most capable frontline tank.
  • NATO’s war problem: weak armor

    01/04/2024 7:23:22 PM PST · by FarCenter · 66 replies
    NATO has a huge problem that will take decades to overcome. Put most simply, the armor vehicles NATO has won’t survive in a firefight with the Russians, notwithstanding the fact that Russian armor is far from the best. Russia has demonstrated in Ukraine that in conventional warfare it can knock out some of NATOs best tanks and decimate Western armored fighting vehicles like the US Bradley and the German Marder. NATO does not have enough tanks, does not have sound logistics to support them, and faces significant problems coming up against modern Russian ground forces. The Leopard tank has performed...
  • 79th Anniversary Of 81 Days In Combat

    09/20/2023 3:15:24 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    Security Cigars FUD ^ | 19 Sep 2023 | Eric
    I thought today I would related a real story of a real American soldier. A truly great soldier, an Army Tanker who served in combat in WW2 for 81 straight days. Let’s ponder that for a moment. Most of us can’t imagine 1 day in combat. I served for 100 hours in combat in 1991, just 4 days or so. This guy was in the fight, every day, for 81 days. This is insane. None of us today knows what this means. Here’s his story. He is, by the way, considered the American Tank Ace of Aces. Many of you...
  • Ukraine Has Lost Its First Challenger 2 Tank

    09/05/2023 7:47:31 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 5, 2023 | David Axe
    It seems the Ukrainian armed forces have lost their first Challenger 2 tank. A video that circulated online on Monday depicts what appears to be one of the 82nd Air Assault Brigade’s ex-British Challengers 2 in flames on a roadside outside Robotyne, in southern Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Oblast. The apparent first loss of a 69-ton, four-person Challenger 2, out of 14 that the United Kingdom pledged to the Ukrainian war effort back in January, comes just days after the Ukrainian defense ministry highlighted the tank in a video interview with an 82nd Brigade trooper.
  • Meta’s Threads surpasses 100M users in 5 days — while Twitter traffic ‘tanks’

    07/10/2023 8:14:28 AM PDT · by dennisw · 100 replies
    NY POST ^ | July 10, 2023 | By Ariel Zilber
    Threads, the new “Twitter killer” app rolled out by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has surpassed 100 million users in less than a week while Elon Musk’s micro-blogging site has seen traffic “tanking,” according to a tech executive. The initial burst of success for Threads has fueled a war of words between Musk and Zuckerberg. The Twitter boss referred to his tech rival as a “cuck” and challenged him to a “d–k measuring contest” over the weekend. Not only have users been signing up to Threads through their Instagram accounts, but they have also been posting prolifically. Since the system went...
  • Why the Marines Are Ditching Tanks and Howitzers to Prepare for America’s Next Big War

    07/07/2023 10:08:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 79 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | JUL 6, 2023 | Kyle Mizokami
    The service is returning to its roots as an island-hopping tornado to face off against Russia and China. The U.S. Marine Corps is in the process of reinventing itself to deal with future threats . . . and future budgets. The service is concentrating on island and littoral missions, and going lighter and more mobile as a result. The plan, Force Design 2030, aims to make the Corps an indispensable tool in America’s toolbox. The U.S. Marine Corps is undergoing its biggest reorganization in decades, slimming down and chopping weapon systems, such as tanks and howitzers, in an effort to...
  • Biden Calls Xi "Dictator" [semi-satire]

    06/24/2023 10:47:43 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 June 2023 | John Semmens
    In remarks at a fundraiser in California where he was boasting of his valor in the shooting down of a Chinese spy balloon, President Biden called China's President Xi Jinping a "dictator for being upset that I thwarted his espionage gambit. Given the economic difficulties his country is having he should not be provoking me." Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning called Biden's remarks "extremely absurd and irresponsible. All nations collect intelligence on their adversaries. The United States is no respecter of the privacy of other nations. The scope of their spying is global. It even includes spying on its...
  • Tanks a Lot! After Battlefield Losses, Ukraine Tells Germany to Send More Leopard 2s

    06/12/2023 9:00:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06.12.2023 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    While the scale of Ukrainian battlefield losses of Western-built tanks claimed by invading Russia will obviously be taken with a pinch of salt, Kyiv is nevertheless asking Germany to send more armour east. Leopard 2 tanks are worth “its weight in gold for the decisive offensive” and Germany should ship more of them to the front lines, so says former ambassador to Germany now working to drum up deliveries of equipment from abroad Andrij Melnyk. He said, per Germany’s Tagespiegel: “The Ukrainian army most urgently needs many more Western battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other armoured vehicles”. Counteroffensive: Western...
  • Ukraine’s arsenal of tanks, weapons grows as it prepares for spring offensive

    04/22/2023 2:39:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/21/2023 | Matthew Sedacca
    Ukraine is ramping up for its highly anticipated spring offensive, powered by a huge arsenal of tanks and other weapons being delivered by Western allies, along with newly organized brigades. “The frontline is priority number one. We are also actively preparing new brigades and units that will show themselves at the front,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address. “Everyone in Ukraine must understand that the main task of the state is the de-occupation of our territories, the return of our lands and our people from Russian captivity.”
  • U.S. to Begin Training Ukraine Forces on Donated Abrams Tanks

    04/21/2023 6:15:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/21/2023 | Simon Kent
    The United States is ready to begin training Ukraine forces on how to use and maintain donated Abrams tanks as it continues to fast track efforts to get them onto the battlefield against Russia, U.S. officials said Friday. According to officials cited by AP, 31 main battle tanks will arrive at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany early in May and the troops will begin 10 weeks of training soon after. The heavy armor will not be the examples given to Ukraine as it fights against Russia’s invasion. Instead, another 31 M1A1 battle tanks are being refurbished in the U.S. and...
  • Destination Of Russian T-90 Tank Left At Truck Stop Comes Into Focus

    04/16/2023 10:17:34 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Drive.com ^ | 4/14/2023 | HOWARD ALTMAN, JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Thanks to a shipping label on the barrel of the main gun of a Russian T-90A tank that wound up at a Louisiana truck stop, we now have an idea where it came from and where it may have been headed before the truck hauling it broke down Tuesday night, leaving it sitting at Peto's Travel Center and Casino. You can read our original story on the mysterious tank in question here. The shipping label, photographs of which were shared with us by Louisiana resident John Phelps, shows it was sent from an organization called the “multinational assessment field team”...
  • T-64 tank repair centre for Ukraine established in Poland

    04/08/2023 5:16:22 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 29 replies
    Pravda ^ | FRIDAY, 7 APRIL 2023
    Work on overhauling T-64 tanks has started at the Polish arms plant Bumar-Labędy as part of the agreement between the Polish arms concern Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and Ukroboronprom [Ukraine’s Defence Industry – ed.]. Cooperation in the maintenance of T-72 and PT-91 tanks, which were transferred to Ukraine by Poland, is also planned in the long term. The possibility of joint work on the maintenance of Leopard 2 tanks, which were transferred to Ukraine by the international coalition, is also being considered.