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Inventor Of The AK-47 Rifle Unveils 20-Ton “Drone Tank” That Can Be Remotely Piloted

Russian fire arms giant Kalashnikov Concern has recently confirmed that it was developing a new type of unmanned combat ground vehicle (UCGV). According to the company, its proposed UCGV will weigh as much as 20 tons and will feature both a machine gun and a number of laser-guided anti-tank missiles. Kalashnikov Concern CEO Alexei Krivoruchko first confirmed this during an interview with the Russian media outlet Tass. The company is yet to release details of the vehicle prototype. The new unmanned combat vehicle will weigh three times as much as its predecessor, the seven-ton BAS-01G Soratnik tank, or  about as massive as a U.S. Army M1126 Stryker ICV.
New Mega-tank’s predecessor is no slouch The company was named after Mikhail Kalashnikov,  a World War II veteran who invented the AK-47 assault rifle. It was believed Kalashnikov Concern has manufactured some 100 million AK-74 assault rifles worldwide. The company is a joint public-private entity, with state-controlled Rostec owning a …

FBI Cock-ups, Yet US Implodes With Trump Cover-up Hysteria and Russophobia

By Finian Cunningham
US President Donald Trump is being widely accused of a «Nixonian» cover-up after he took the drastic step of firing James Comey, the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Comparisons are made by Washington politicians and pundits of disgraced former President Richard Nixon who sacked an independent investigator looking into the Watergate scandal back in 1973 in what became know as the Saturday Night Massacre. Only, according to Trump’s critics, this is much worse than Watergate. That’s because Nixon – who was later forced to resign from the presidency in 1974 – was covering up criminal spying on American political rivals, while Trump is allegedly involved in a conspiracy with a foreign enemy state, Russia. That’s treasonous and a capital crime, in their view. But hold it a moment. Richard Nixon was actually guilty of aiding a cover-up over a real case of burglary for political espionage on opponents. That burglary – by «the Plumbers» – involved intel operative…

US CARRIER STRIKE GROUPS LOCATIONS MAP – MAY 12, 2017

This is the newst update of the ‘U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map’ exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups on a weekly basis. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. Click to see the full-size map Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air wing (CVW) of 65 to 70 aircrafts. It’s composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers and/or frigates. A carrier strike group also, on occasion, includes submarines, attached logistics ships and a supply ship. Carrier strike groups comprise a principal element of U.S. power projection over the world’s oceans.

ISIS ATTACKS TRIBAL FORCES IN EGYPT’S SINAI

ISIS militants launched an attack on a convoy of tribal forces loyal to the Egyptian Army in the area of Al-Barath, in northern Sinai. ISIS claimed that its militants killed 15 tribal fighters, including a military commander, Salem Abu Lafi, and captured 4 SUVs. Click to see the full-size image ISIS reportedly destroyed an Egyptian Army battle tank after targeting it with an IED in the area of Joura south of Sheikh Zwaid. On May 8, the Egyptian Air Force bombed Libyan terrorists attempting to sneak into Egypt. Egyptian warplanes and attack helicopters destroyed 15 vehicles in a 48-hour operation near the Libyan-Egyptian border after Egyptian intelligence had obtained information confirming a gathering of terrorists on the Libyan side of the border. The Egyptian Army has recently started relying on forces of local tribesmen in Sinai to maintain security and to support its counterterrorism operations in the region. This has significantly reduced ISIS’s attacks in Sinai so far .

HOUTHIS DESTROYED SAUDI ARMY PATROL IN JIZAN

Houthi forces destroyed a patrol vehicle of the Saudi Army with an IED on the road of al-Jajaim base in Jizan. Houthi forces also attacked the Saudi reinforcements that came to the attack site. According to pro-Houthi sources, many Saudi soldiers were killed or wounded during the attack. (video) Separately, Houthi fighters managed to shoot down a drone of Saudi forces in northern Sahara Midi. (video) The Saudi Air Force continued its air campaign against tagerts in Yemen, bombing Saada, Sana’a, Ta’az and Ma’rab. According to local sources, a child was wounded as a result of an airstrike on the Takhiyeh district of Majaz. The Saudi Air Force also bombed the Atan area in Sana’a, the Khalid camp in Ta’az, and the Mika 25 camp in Hajjah. A Yemeni citizen was killed in the area of Manbah in Saada by a fire from the Saudi border guards, according to local sources. British Defense Secretary, Michael Fallon, said in an interview to BBCthat the Saudi operation in Yemen is a “self-defense,” cl…