Posts tagged as Firepower

North Korean tests put pressure on Washington

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Another week, another North Korean weapons test. North Korea’s relentless, carefully calibrated barrage of firepower — Tuesday’s test was its eighth since late July — has managed to normalize a martial display of defiance that not too long ago raised fears of war in one of the most dangerous corners of the world. The tests, which have been repeatedly dismissed by President Donald Trump as routine, are just the latest…

First 2 of 88 Infantry Fighting Vehicles “Vilkas” delivered to Lithuania

Monday, July 1, 2019

On June 25 first 2 of 88 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) “Vilkas” were delivered to Lithuania. After a year of intense testing in training areas and testing centres of Germany and the Netherlands, serial production of the squad-level fighting vehicles for the Lithuanian Armed Forces has started. IFVs “Vilkas” have been made by a German manufacturer ARTEC, according to the requirements of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. The vehicles have Israel-made…

Don’t Tell Russia: U.S. Forces in Europe Lack Firepower

By David Axe on Monday, April 22, 2019

U.S. forces in Europe are getting smarter and more flexible. But they still lack firepower. That’s one problem that U.S. Air Force general Tod Wolters, the commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, described in a wide-ranging interview that Air Force magazine published in April 2019. U.S. president Donald Trump has nominated Wolters to head U.S. European Command, taking over from U.S. Army general Mike Scaparrotti. Wolters said EUCOM’s mobility…