A shipment of advanced missiles from Russia to China was apparently ‘lost at sea’

Russia’s S-400 “Triumf” missile system is touted by many as the most advanced anti-aircraft platform on the planet. When equipped with its longest-range interceptors, the 40N6 missile, the S-400 is reportedly capable of engaging airborne targets as far as 250 miles away. It makes this system of particular interest to China, which is working to […]

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The Army’s replacement for its Vietnam-era armored personnel carrier is officially on the horizon

The Army has awarded a $575 million contract to BAE Systems for the initial production of its replacement for the M113 armored personnel carriers the service has been rocking downrange since the Vietnam War. BAE’s selection for the new Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) first initiated in 2013 offers both 73% more carry capacity compared to […]

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‘#MeToo’ painted onto ‘Unconditional Surrender’ World War II statue in Florida

SARASOTA — Someone spray-painted “#MeToo” this week on a bayfront statue depicting a sailor and dental assistant kissing at the end of World War II. According to the Sarasota Police Department, officers responded shorting before 1 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a person vandalizing the “Unconditional Surrender” statue at North Gulfstream Avenue and Bayfront […]

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‘There’s no law against it’ — Florida vet wants his remains placed in a body bag on his beloved boat after he dies

Jim Tucker, an 85-year-old Army veteran in Florida, doesn’t care much about the details of his eventual funeral, except for one: He wants to be buried on his boat, damnit. Tucker has lived on the concrete-hulled boat for decades, and it’s where he feels safest after a tough 22-year Army career, The Daytona Beach News-Journal […]

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Russia bans soldiers from using smartphones and tablets over OPSEC concerns

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty. Russian lawmakers have approved a bill banning the armed forces from carrying smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets capable of recording and keeping information while on duty. According to the bill, approved in its third and final reading in the lower house on February […]

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