Armor

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$46 Billion Worth of Cancelled Programs

So here’s an interesting bit of defense technology related info presented by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments at a press conference to discuss…


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Why is China Buying MRAPs? (updated)

So, why is China buying MRAPs especially at a time when some in the U.S. defense establishment are calling for the U.S. to cut the…


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ATK Building Next-Gen Abrams Ammo

FYI, the all-round big gun experts at ATK have neen chosen by the Army to make the next generation of 120mm ammo for the venerable…



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China Unveils New Armored Vehicle Family

Speaking of China’s military modernization, it looks like the PLA is unveiling a whole new family of armored  fighting vehicle in its efforts to rapidly…


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Another Narco Tank Seized in Mexico

  In addition to full-on submarines, it looks like the drug cartels are making another piece of heavy military hardware a standard part of their…


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And Now Drug Cartels Have Tanks…

Well, not quite, but they’ve at least built seriously armored trucks. Look at this beast that was captured by Mexican authorities following a firefight two…


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Australia Adds Plate-Making Capability

The Australian Defense Forces announced today they now have the capability to manufacture ballistic plates for their military body armor.  New technology to manufacture the…







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An Option for Humvee Recap

There are thousands of beat up Humvees heading back from the AO that the Army’s going to need to refit or replace as the service…



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Name That Mystery Tank: M1A3 Prototype?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lqW94Gmug8&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&version=3] Watch this video at the 1:35 mark and you’ll see a mysterious looking tank riding on the back of a CSX freight train…



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Greatest Tank Battles of all Time

The Military Channel is set to debut a pretty cool series on Jan. 5 examining the most famous tank battles of all time. Filmed on…


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U.S. Forces in Korea Get an Armor Upgrade

With tensions on the Korean peninsula at a boiling point, the U.S.’ Second Infantry Division stationed there is set to receive upgraded M1A2 Abrams tanks and M2A2 Bradley…