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The Chinese people's Liberation army (PLA) currently fields the world's largest active service main battle tank (MBT) force, according to an analysis published in the newly released Military Balance 2018 report, produced by the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS). As of 2017, the PLA's ...
Two comprehensive reports put together by the Scientific Services Department of German parliament suggested that the 354 German Leopard tanks used by the Turkish military have not violated international law or committed human rights violations. The Bundestag scrutinized the actions of the Turkish ...

Trump's self-aggrandizing military parade, with flown-in tanks rolling down the streets of Some Republicans have been reluctant to endorse a military parade. Last week, Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana said "confidence is silent and insecurity is loud" and that the United States did not need to show off ...
More than 250 of the U.S. Army's Abrams tanks will be equipped with a system designed to sense and destroy incoming anti-tank warheads. Breaking Defense reports the U.S. army, as part of its 2019 budget, will purchase 261 Trophy anti-tank active protection systems (APS) for its Abrams tanks.
The U.S. military destroyed a Russia-built tank, following a recent attack on forces supportive of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad that also claimed the lives of Russian fighters. The U.S.-led coalition tasked with defeating the Islamic State militant group said Wednesday its partnered Syrian Democratic ...

NIZHNY TAGIL, February 9. /TASS/. The Russian Defense Ministry plans to purchase about 200 tanks each year, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov reported. "There is one task: to complete all tasks on the state defense procurement program. For the next years, we will be buying about 200 ...
Some 8,800 enlisted soldiers were deployed for the spectacle, which celebrated the liberation of Kuwait and defeat of Saddam Hussein's military in Operation Desert Storm, concluded several months earlier. Close to 1 million Americans showed up to take in the event. M1A1 Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting ...
The former Navy Seal who says he killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden called President Donald Trump's idea for a military parade in Washington "third ... Robert O'Neill's scathing dismissal Thursday of Trump's desired parade featuring soldiers, tanks and other military hardware came as a Pentagon ...
U.S.-issued military equipment, to include as many as nine M1A1 Abrams tanks, fell into the hands of Iranian-backed militias during the turbulent period that swept Iraq as it battled the ... Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, told Military Times that DoD has not provided defense equipment to the PMF.
President Donald Trump wants a grand military parade to showcase America's military might. ... But reports that the president wants to see tanks and other military hardware rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, emulating a French Bastille Day parade he saw last summer, are somewhat disturbing, if true.
According to post spokesman Chris Haug, members of 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division are currently training with 155 mm Howitzer artillery rounds, causing the noise coming from post. Also accounting for the booms: M1A2 Abrams battle tanks from 3rd ...
Recent developments indicate the Pakistani leadership has increasingly been realising that Chinese investment is more about the latter's economic and strategic interest, members of the US think-tank community told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on Pakistan by the House Foreign Relations ...
Take, for example, this response to news reports that the president wants to hold a Bastille Day-style military parade in the nation's capital. "We already have 13 people who signed up to lay down in front of the tanks if Trump brings out a Military parade. This is not a Military Authoritarian State. We [sic] you ...
... out the attack using artillery, mortar fire and Russian-made tanks "in what appears to be a coordinated attack on Syrian Democratic Forces," US Army Col. ... "We estimate more than 100 Syrian pro-regime forces were killed while engaging (Syrian Democratic Forces) and Coalition forces," a US military ...
The Tribune article also shares many of the criticisms of this plan, including the millions of dollars that would need to be spent just moving weapons to Washington DC and the pointlessness of the parade which would not be celebrating any military victory or any anniversary of a victory. The president's ...
Shepard Smith Suggests Trump Play With toy Tanks, Not Hold Military Parade. "You can get the little plastic ones and lay them ... President Donald Trump's dream of a big military parade in Washington is getting a lot of pushback from both citizens and the military. But more surprisingly, some people at his ...

"This was a much more grounded military parade in the sense that these are real systems they have actually tested," said Dave Schmerler, a research associate at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies' Center for Nonproliferation Studies. An official at South Korea's Defense Ministry told CNN that ...
As many as nine US tanks provided to Iraq's military for the fight against the Islamic State (IS) have ended up in the hands of Iranian-backed militants, a government audit revealed on Monday. The latest quarterly inspector general report for the US mission in Iraq and Syria confirms a string of on-the-ground ...
"We thought about putting down some old tanks but then we realized over time they would rust apart and start to look bad on the bottom, we wanted something to be around for a long time," Dr. Heyward Mathews, Professor Emeritus at St. Petersburg College, said. This memorial, called Circle of heroes, will ...
The US has suspended maintenance of Abrams tanks in Iraq following accusations that the Iraqi Army had given at least one of the tanks to a controversial Hashd al-Shaabi brigade. According to the Baghdad-based al-Ghad news agency, defence contractor General Dynamics has suspended maintenance ...
For long distance targets at ranges of up to eight kilometers, the Armata will have the 3UBK21 Sprinter anti-tank missile. The autoloader is reportedly capable of firing ten rounds per minute. Almost all major military powers today field some sort of powerful main battle tank. But what would be considered the ...
Despite the substantial cuts made in the number of IDF tanks, Levin believes this is not enough and recommends taking advantage of the window of opportunity presented by internal wars in the Arab world and getting rid of other relatively outdated platforms in the Armored Corps - even if it then takes time ...
"Special operation forces are currently estimated at 200,000 strong. The special operation forces have a diverse array of strategic, operational, and tactical units, including the 11th Corps, the light infantry division of the forward corps, and light regiment of the forward divisions," the South Korean white paper ...
The Russian Ground Forces are set to receive their first batch of upgraded T-90M main battle tanks. Initially, one tank battalion will be re-equipped with the upgraded machines in the coming months. "Within months we will be able to say that T-90M will be authorized for service. The first batch will be enough ...
But an EU directive on public purchases of military hardware states that member states must not enter into such agreements unless for reasons of national security. Denmark has previously tried to convince the EU Commission that the purchase agreements do not break EU rules, according to Altinget's ...
While much of the focus has been on Thailand's purchase of Chinese submarines, there have been other notable developments in defense ties as well, including a first-ever joint air force exercise, planned purchases of tanks, and even discussions about a joint military production facility to advance defense ...
Heavy fighting intensified at night after the two sides used tank and artillery on the second day of an attempted "coup" in the southern port city, military sources said. The Saudi-led military coalition which supports the government called Tuesday for an immediate ceasefire and an end to "all forms of armed ...
"At the time there was one tank in Virginia a doctor had one. Initially people are a little hesitant to try it out but after they do they realize the benefits," said Ramsey. The Ramsey's business is expanding worldwide. They now sell tanks to everyone from universities, the U.S. military and professional sports ...
Ankara had offered to release a German political prisoner in exchange for Germany upgrading the Turkish army's older-model Leopard 2A4 tank, which had proven embarrassingly vulnerable in combat. On Jan. 24, public outrage over reports that Turkey was using its Leopard 2s to kill Kurdish fighters in the Syrian enclaves ...
Although there was no information on concrete deployments of the tanks, the economic affairs ministry did confirm that "according to the Turkish government, Leopard 2A4 tanks supplied by Germany have been used in the Turkish military operation 'Olive Branch' that began on January 20, 2018.".
WIESBADEN, Germany ― The door is open for foreign companies to join the multibillion-dollar race to build a new combat vehicle for the U.S. Army, according to new ... "Many of our NATO allies have very capable tanks," he said Monday during a briefing with reporters at U.S. army Europe headquarters.
Defence Minister General Tea Banh yesterday confirmed that China is to provide the army with tanks and armoured personnel carriers to strengthen relations between the two militaries. He said the tanks and APCs would arrive in Cambodia in March, when the two countries will hold their second joint ...
The Indian army, Indian Air Force and Indian navy, as well as para-military forces, displayed their tanks, guns, aircraft and models of warships and submarines on Raj Path, an iconic road at the heart of Delhi facing Rashtrapati Bhawan (president's official residence). Indian President Ram Nath Kovind took ...
The freeze comes amid a slew of criticism toward the government after images from northern Syria showed the Turkish army using German-made Leopard tanks in its anti-Kurd offensive. "The government is very worried over the military conflict in northern Syria," Gabriel told Spiegel. "When it comes to the ...
Moscow, January 24. /TASS/. The serial production of the newest T-14 Armata tanks will begin in 2020, a source in the Russian military industrial complex told TASS, adding that several hundreds of tanks would be made to be provided, first and foremost, to the units deployed to the Western and Southern ...
A Turkish army Leopard 1 tank drives through a test range at a military base near the western town of Arifiye, Turkey, on Nov. ... Syria, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told broadcaster n-tv that the tanks were sold "as part of a normal procedure under NATO rules and also the rules that Germany has.
Pentagon officials cite analysis by a U.S. Navy officer assigned to a Washington think tank as one of many reasons why China and Russia have replaced terrorism as the primary focus of the new national defense strategy. Maintaining a military advantage over China and Russia is now Defense Secretary ...
Their superiority was even more ominous on the 1st Belorussian and 1st Ukrainian Fronts opposite army Group A. There the Soviets had 2,200,000 troops, 6,400 tanks and self-propelled assault guns, and 46,000 indirect-fire weapons. Against these two fronts Army Group A's Seventeenth, 4th Panzer, and ...
soldiers fire FGM-148 Javelin, an American man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile system during an anti-tank training in Sirgala, northeastern Estonia on March 15, 2016. (Xinhua/Sergei Stepanov). Kiev, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Ukrainian army is preparing to adopt for service the Javelin advanced ...
A Turkish military convoy including tanks has been dispatched to the Syrian border in Turkey's southern Hatay Province, a security source said on Jan. 13. Video footage shows a group of five tanks loaded on trucks and driven on an unpaved road. A military source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due ...
Regardless of what the "Dog Faces" were told about their tanks before the Normandy invasion, some of the high brass in the U.S. Army knew otherwise due to reports coming from the Eastern Front, where the Soviet army was scrambling during 1943 to come up with an answer to the new German heavy MK ...
The United States Army is on the hunt for what they call, "Mobile Protected Firepower" -- or, to put it in layman's terms, the army wants a light tank. For military buffs, this shouldn't come as a surprise. There's been a big gap in capabilities since the M551 Sheridan was retired in 1996. According to a report by ...
An attacker with access to research carried out by Think Tanks will learn of the government's future plans or the type of political and military scenarios the government is currently exploring. "China's renewed interest in targeting Western think tanks and NGOs is hardly surprising given President Xi Jinping's ...
Opposition politicians in Germany responded with outrage to photos of German-made Leopard tanks being used by the Turkish army in their Syrian offensive. The intervention, which entered its fourth day on Tuesday, is unpopular with the German public. "With Turkey's actions [in Syria], we are at the point ...
Beirut, Lebanon (5:15 P.M.) - The Syrian Sama TV network has released a front-line report from southeastern Idlib province showing more Syrian Arab Army reinforcements - troops, tanks and vehicles - pouring into the heavily embattled region. For the last several days, Syrian troops in southern ...
The panzers sweeping 500 miles deep into Russia left a trail of broken-down tanks. The Russian roads, few in number and poor in quality, had devoured perhaps 40 percent of the German truck fleet. That left railroads as the supply arteries on the Eastern Front, yet Russian railroad tracks were wider than ...
The unique Kugelpanzer, or "ball tank", was built in Germany and at some point shipped over to Japanese-occupied China. The sole prototype was then captured by the Russian army in 1945 during its invasion of Manchuria. Plated in 5 millimeters of steel, the Kugelpanzer rolled on massive rollers 1.5 ...
This is the fourth story in the nine-part series -- Buried: Contamination, confusion in a Beaufort military community. In the 1950s, more than a thousand tanks filled with heating oil were buried underneath Laurel Bay, a Marine housing community in Beaufort County. Decades passed by, and those tanks ...


 

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