New M-ATVs ready to deploy to Afghanistan The new light-weight MRAP-type vehicles will be deployed beginning next month: The vehicles have a blast-resistant V-shaped hull and are designed to provide MRAP-level protection for troops while offering more mobility than existing MRAPs, which can weigh between 32,000 and 45,000 pounds when empty. The new vehicles are […]
Month: September 2009
USS Missouri heading to shipyard for makeover The 65-year-old ship is in good shape, but it still needs to go to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for repairs because rust is protruding from peeling paint in areas and the teak wood deck is warped and bent in others. The ship’s exterior is due to be sanded […]
In service since 1970, the amphibious transport dock USS Nashville (LPD 13) ends her service today. Nashville was featured on MO when she was involved with testing the Fire Scout UAV. Here’s a photo posted in 2006: RQ-8A Fire Scout during autonomous landing and take-off tests with the amphibious transport dock ship USS Nashville (LPD […]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luVjkTEIoJc The Captain Pike bit is so wrong and so funny. Via Instapundit.
Got a heads up from a reader on this: Posted an earlier one here.
A few days back I posted a YouTube of a Pittsburgh protester being snatch and grabbed by some clowns in BDUs and dismissed it as a poorly-produced hoax: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8CNa_viKg0 I’d had a few comments and emails claiming it was for real, but I hadn’t been able to find anything derfinitive online until a reader sent […]
Girl: What are all these cops doing here? Guy: Oh, there was a bomb threat. Girl: That’s not good, we should get out of here. Guy: If bomb threats make you nervous, than the terrorists have already won. –7th Ave & 27th St From Overheard in New York.
Tigerhawk: A few clowns shout at a “tea party” and the media starts worrying about the resurgent Klan, but the left literally attacks the police at the G20 protests and nobody says anything. Via Instapundit. UPDATE: LOL! Get a load of this video forwarded to MO by a reader: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8CNa_viKg0 Nice surplus store BDUs. UPDATE […]
White House Regroups on Guantanamo Even before the inauguration, President Obama’s top advisers settled on a course of action they were counseled against: announcing that they would close the facility within one year. Today, officials are acknowledging that they will be hard-pressed to meet that goal. The White House has faltered in part because of […]