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 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
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 […]
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 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.
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 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
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.
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...
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
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]
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
PARIS (Reuters) - Two French soldiers have died in Mali after their heavy armored vehicle hit a land mine, taking the number of people killed in the incident to three, French President Francois Hollande's office said on Wednesday.
Second only to the infantryman in terms of combat effectiveness, the “mailed fist” of heavy armor remains a highly adaptable force multiplier on the modern battlefield. Forecast International Weapons Group’s “The Market for Tanks” report projects that more than 3,800 main battle tanks, worth over $17.2 billion, will be produced through 2025. According to the
A new military exposition under the auspices of the Russian Defense Ministry kicked off at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.
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The Republic of Korea Army is on a constant wartime footing. Its inventory of heavy armor is substantial, with 2,500 tanks and nearly as many tracked fighting vehicles, many of which are of indigenous design. The dramatic footage below...Show More Summary
The Obama administration wants to enlarge the U.S. military presence in eastern and central Europe next year by stockpiling heavy weapons, armored vehicles and other military equipment across the region, a substantial expansion of U.S. efforts to counter a resurgent Russia. The proposed $3.4-billion...
In Rainbow Six Siege, you’re never completely safe. Case in point: in this GIF by uhmsay, an enemy is hunkered down with the (reviled by many) riot shield and heavy armor in a difficult-to-breach room. And yet, their death is still swift and brutal. The lesson? When in doubt, reinforce the floor. Read more...
A slow, unreliable but extremely impressive-looking armored vehicle.