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Separatists Seize Ukrainian Armored Vehicles

 | Apr 16, 2014

Pro-Russian armed separatists have seized five armored personnel carriers and a tank from the Ukrainian army, which they then drove in a victory lap through the center of Kramatorsk in Ukraine's east, where government forces are attempting to wrest back control of the city. About 100 heavily armed men, some in balaclavas and wearing military fa... more

BAE Improving Classic CV90 IFV

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Aviation Week's DTI | Nov 29, 2012

This article first appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology. As it enters its 20th year in service, the CV90 tracked infantry fighting vehicle is just getting started. The platform, in service with six nations and produced here by BAE Systems Hagglunds, is about to be delivered in a range of new variants that include medical evacuation, mor... more

The Early Days of Motorized Military Vehicles

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The U.S Army's first use of trucks in a military operation was in the "Punitive Expedition" in pursuit of "Pancho" Villa into the mountains of northern Mexico in 1916.  The Villistas had raided Columbus, N.M., killing several people and causing much damage.  Brigadier General John Pershing organized a large force of troops, horses, and vehicles ... more

1st Cavalry Female Leads Crew to 'Top Gun' Title

bradley tank 380x253 | Jul 10, 2014

Maj. Chrissy Cook made history in the 1st Cavalry Division two weeks ago when she led her Bradley crew to "Top Gun" status during gunnery, making her the first female Bradley commander to do so. Cook, an engineer officer and S-3 for 3rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, who led her crew to a top score of... more

Spoils of War: Police Getting Leftover Iraq Trucks

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Associated Press | Nov 25, 2013

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. - Coming soon to your local sheriff: 18-ton, armor-protected military fighting vehicles with gun turrets and bulletproof glass that were once the U.S. answer to roadside bombs during the Iraq war. The hulking vehicles, built for about $500,000 each at the height of the war, are among the biggest pieces of equipment that the Def... more

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