Russian ‘Death Train’ delayed

Russian media reports that the Russian government has paused its development of a rail-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), affectionately known as the “Death Train.” While the rail-based system has already completed several successful tests, funding to complete development was redirected … More »

Diesels for Achzarit

Diesel Engineering Inc. will provide engines and transmission kits for Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Achzarit heavy armored personnel carriers (APC). Valued at $10.4 million, the US Navy contract includes one option, which if exercised, would potentially raise the overall total of the contract to … More »

USMC upgrading tank killers

Having successfully completed its initial operational goals during field tests in September, the US Marine Corps (USMC) has started rolling out its upgraded Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank (LAV-AT) weapons system to troops. Developed under the USMC’s LAV-AT Modernization program established in 2012, the upgraded … More »

Sweden’s 120 mm Mjolner 

  BAE Systems Hagglunds’ CV90 twin 120 mm Mjolner mortar system tests have begun. This will lead to the Critical Design Review (CDR), probably by the end of 2017. Following the CDR and any changes indicate, the design process will … More »

They rolled for General Pershing

Armored cars made in Cleveland, 1915-1918 As war tore apart Europe in 1914, the United States was reluctant to join the slaughter. President Woodrow Wilson was willing, however, to support a conflict closer to home. Wilson recognized Venustiano Carranza, the … More »