The latest budget request for the U.S. Army has a requirement to fit 261 M1A2 main battle tanks with the Rafael Trophy Active Protection Systems (APS).
The U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is the first unit to field the new M17 and M18 pistol. More than 2,000 M17 and M18 handguns were delivered to Fort Campbell on Nov. 17.
Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
A Canadian sniper took out a ISIL fighter with his TC-50 rifle from a distance of 3.54 km in Iraq last month. This has been confirmed as a new record for the longest distance kill.
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U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff Colonel Tom Hanson was interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Corp. Radio and he said Canberra must choose between a stronger U.S. alliance or closer ties with China.
The Qayyarah bridge is the only crossing along the Tigris that connects Mosul and Baghdad. Since being occupied by Iraqi military, ISIL fighters have been trying to destroy the military bridge that now span across the river. In order to achieve that, they packed explosives into tree trunks and a refrigerator and float them down from upstream in an attempt to blow up bridge.
By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Aaron Ansarov [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons