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U.S. troops deploy in Bulgaria as Mattis meets NATO in Brussels

SOFIA (Reuters) - U.S. troops deployed in Bulgaria on Wednesday and armored vehicles and heavy equipment are to arrive by the end of the week under a planned NATO operation to support its Eastern European allies, the Bulgarian defense ministry said.

The Russian Army's Super Weapon: Beware the T-15 Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Dave Majumdar Security, Asia It packs quite a punch.  Though the focus is often on the T-14 main battle tank version of Russia’s new Armata series of armored vehicles, the T-15 heavy infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) is in many ways aShow More Summary

They Can Kill: The U.S. Marines Corps' 5 Deadliest Super Weapons

Dave Majumdar Security, Tanks and more.  While the Marine Corps prides itself on being a strategically mobile medium-weight force, there are times when it needs the brute force of heavy armor. That brute force is provided by the General Dynamics M1A1 Abrams. Show More Summary

The U.S. Navy's Biggest 'What-If': Could Super Battleships Make the Ultimate Comeback?

Robert Farley Security, President Trump might want to think this one over.  Big ships with heavy armor are unlikely to solve the A2/AD dilemma. However, big ships with effective systems of defense components, combined with a large number...Show More Summary

US Tanks, Heavy Equipment to Flow into Europe Next Week

The arrival of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division is an effort to support Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Riot police fill streets as Egypt braces for austerity protests

CAIRO (Reuters) - Riot police and armored vehicles filled the otherwise empty streets of central Cairo early on Friday as security forces built up a heavy presence in anticipation of popular protests over deteriorating economic conditions.

Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump -- We're Going Heavy! Armored Forces Flexing at Election Parties (PHOTO GALLERIES)

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's parties will be protected by a small army come election night. Cops with heavy artillery are patrolling the area on the eve of election day -- with scores of muscle handling security at Hilton Midtown for…

Insanely heavy blue jeans stand up all on their own - CNET

5 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

Meet what may be the world's heaviest pair of jeans, a 38-ounce fashion monster that is more armor than pants.

Long-term rotational units, other efforts to boost US Army in Europe

Rotational forces, including heavy armored and aviation brigades, in addition to the storage of massive amounts of equipment at strategic sites, will be a big emphasis next year to help America and its European allies keep Russia at bay, according to the general who oversees the U.S. Army’s mission in Europe. “This is all about

Destiny: Rise of Iron - How to Get the Gjallarhorn, Beauty in Delivery

Destiny: Rise of Iron has officially released, and that means it is time to start collecting new weapons, armor, and items. This year, though, Bungie has decided to bring back a very special Year 1 Exotic Heavy Weapon, the Gjallarhorn. Show More Summary

Oshkosh JLTV New Light Recon for US Army | US Lawmakers Call for Walk Back on Saudi Arms Deal | Mitsu Heavy Industries May Build Armored Vehicle with US Partner

Americas The US Army is planning to make the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) its new Light Reconnaissance Vehicle platform and arm it with a variant of the M230 chain gun found on the AH-64 attack helicopter. Manufacturer Oshkosh won a $6.7 billion contract last fall to build the first 17,000 production models of the […]

Ukraine Claims Rebels Heavy Vehicles Increase Tenfold

The number of tanks in rebel-held eastern Ukraine has increased 20 times in two years, while the number of armored fighting vehicles has spiked more than tenfold, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister on Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze,...Show More Summary

Taiwanese Soldiers Killed After Tank Tumbles Into River in Drills

Taiwanese officials say three soldiers died after an annual firing drill Tuesday morning, when a tank slipped and plummeted into a river in heavy rain. The vehicle, a CM11 armored tank carrying five soldiers to their camp in southern Pingtung county, slipped from a bridge and fell upside down into the Wangsha river.

Heavy Metal Meets the Rails: Russian Armored Trains Begin Exercises in Volgograd

On Monday, the Russian army kicked off military exercises in the Volgograd region, using its 'Baikal' and 'Amur' armored trains for the first time in nearly fifteen years.

Body armor could be made from genetically engineered spider silk

Body armor is essential for protecting soldiers, but it’s also heavy, bulky, and uncomfortable to wear. Research and development into genetically engineered spider silk, however, could revolutionize the future of the protective gear....Show More Summary

The Truth About Moving in Medieval Knight’s Armor Revealed (VIDEO)

A team of dedicated Swiss researchers managed to debunk a popular misconception that the heavy plated armor worn by medieval knights afforded them little to no mobility.

Here's Every Single American Combat Vehicle In One Huge Graphic

10 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Ever lose track of the simply staggering variety of vehicles in the U.S. military? Ever find yourself going “Wait... what was that bitchin’ six-wheeled heavy armored ambulance again?” Worry no more, because Pop Chart Lab has come up with the most comprehensive chart of American military vehicles that I’ve ever seen. And now it’s in poster form. Read more...

Heavy Armor: The Tank’s Role in the Future of War

Patrick Donahoe U.S. Army, United States Slow" -relative. The Speed that matters isnt about getting into the greasy grass quickly, its about winning there.   Recently, an article was posted on War is Boring concerning the first arrival of U.S. Show More Summary

Sometimes you gotta front flip before you can learn to roll...

Armor too heavy to run or roll?Oh you just want to 360° spin? No problem :) Something simply pleasant about an agile big guy. [via TheKosmonaut]

Heavy Armored Military Column Spotted Moving Toward Frontline in Ukraine

A video that appears to show pro-Russian rebels moving heavy weapons toward the contact line with Ukrainian troops is adding fuel to warnings by independent observers that neither side is upholding the withdrawal agreement. Ukrainian...Show More Summary

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