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M142 HIMARS
The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is a U.S. light multiple rocket launcher mounted on a standard Army M1140 truck frame. The HIMARS carries six rockets or one MGM-140 ATACMS
MGM-140 ATACMS
missile on the U.S. Army's new Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles
Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles
(FMTV) five-ton truck, and can launch the entire Multiple Launch Rocket System Family of Munitions (MFOM). HIMARS ammunition is interchangeable with the MLRS M270A1, however it is only able to carry one pod rather than the standard two for the M270 and A1 variants. It was designed as a small, mobile, MLRS, with the ability to 'shoot-and-scoot'.[4] The launcher is C-130
C-130
transportable.[5] The chassis is produced by BAE Systems Mobility & Protection Systems (formerly Armor Holdings Aerospace and Defense Group Tactical Vehicle Systems Division), the OEM of the FMTV
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Rocket Artillery
Rocket
Rocket
artillery is a type of artillery equipped with rocket launchers instead of conventional guns or mortars. Types of rocket artillery pieces include multiple rocket launchers.Contents1 History1.1 Early history 1.2 Metal-cylinder rocket artillery 1.3 Congreve rockets 1.4 World War II1.4.1 Post-World War II2 Rocket
Rocket
artillery vs gun artillery 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] Early history[edit]Illustration of a Korean rocket launcher of the 1500sThe use of rockets as some form of artillery dates back to medieval China
China
where devices such as fire arrows were used (albeit mostly as a psychological weapon). Fire arrows were also used in multiple launch systems and transported via carts. Devices such as the Korean hwacha were able to fire hundreds of fire arrows simultaneously
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Islamic State Of Iraq And The Levant
الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام‎ ad-Dawlah al-Islāmiyah fī 'l-ʿIrāq wa-sh-Shām Participant in Iraq War
Iraq War
(2003–2011), Iraqi insurgency, Syrian Civil War, Iraqi Civil War, Second Libyan Civil War, Boko Haram
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Al Anbar Governorate
Al Anbar Governorate
Anbar Governorate
(Arabic: محافظة الأنبار‎; muḥāfaẓat al-’Anbār), or Anbar Province, is the largest governorate in Iraq
Iraq
by area. Encompassing much of the country's western territory, it shares borders with Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. The provincial capital is Ramadi; other important cities include Fallujah
Fallujah
and Haditha. The governorate was known as Ramadi
Ramadi
up to 1976, when it was renamed Al Anbar Province, and it was known as Dulaim
Dulaim
before 1962
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Iraq
Coordinates: 33°N 44°E / 33°N 44°E / 33; 44 Republic
Republic
of Iraqجمهورية العراق (Arabic) کۆماری عێراق (Kurdish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: الله أكبر (Arabic) "Allahu Akbar" (transliteration) "God is the Greatest"Anthem: "Mawtini" "موطني" (English: "My Homeland")Capital and largest city Baghdad 33°20′N 44°26′E / 33.333°N 44.433°E / 33.333; 44.433Official languagesArabic KurdishReligion IslamDemonym IraqiGovernment Federal p
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SLAMRAAM
The SLAMRAAM
SLAMRAAM
(Surface Launched (SL) and AMRAAM) is the name of the AIM-120 AMRAAM
AIM-120 AMRAAM
missile used as a surface-to-air missile. Manufacturered by Raytheon, it was first used in the NASAMS
NASAMS
system which had initial operational capability in 1994/95.Contents1 Systems 2 Range2.1 AMRAAM-ER3 References 4 External linksSystems[edit] The Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), developed by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, consists of a number of vehicle-pulled launch batteries (containing six AMRAAMs each) along with separate radar trucks and control station vehicles
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AMRAAM
• Hughes: 1991–97 • Raytheon: 1997–presentUnit cost• $300,000–$400,000 for 120C variants • $1,786,000(FY2014) for 120D[1]Variants AIM-120A, AIM-120B, AIM-120C, AIM-120C-4/5/6/7, AIM-120DSpecificationsWeight 335 lb (152 kg)Length 12 ft (3.7 m)Diameter 7 in (180 mm)Warhead High explosive
High explosive
blast-fragmentation • AIM-120A/B: WDU-33/B, 50 pounds (22.7 kg) • AIM-120C-5: WDU-41/B, 40 pounds (18.1 kg)Detonation mechanismActive RADAR Target Detection Devi
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Amphibious Transport Dock
An amphibious transport dock, also called a landing platform/dock (LPD), is an amphibious warfare ship, a warship that embarks, transports, and lands elements of a landing force for expeditionary warfare missions.[1] Several navies currently operate this kind of ship. The ships are generally designed to transport troops into a war zone by sea, primarily using landing craft, although invariably they also have the capability to operate transport helicopters. Amphibious transport docks perform the mission of amphibious transports, amphibious cargo ships, and the older LSDs by incorporating both a flight deck and a well deck that can be ballasted and deballasted to support landing craft or amphibious vehicles
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USS Anchorage (LPD-23)
USS Anchorage (LPD-23), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is the second ship of the United States Navy
United States Navy
to be namesake of the city of Anchorage, Alaska.Contents1 Construction 2 Service history 3 References 4 External linksConstruction[edit] Anchorage's keel was laid down on 24 September 2007, at the Avondale Shipyard near New Orleans, Louisiana, then owned by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. The ship was launched on 12 February 2011.;[2] sponsored by Mrs. Annette Conway, wife of Gen. James T
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Singapore Army
The Singapore
Singapore
Army
Army
is the service of the Singapore
Singapore
Armed Forces (SAF) tasked with land operations. It is the largest of the three Services. The Singaporean army is primarily a conscript army that, in the event of war, mobilises most of its combat power by calling up military reservists. The Army's motto is Ready Decisive Respected.Contents1 History 2 Mission 3 Organisation3.1 Chief of Army
Army
(COA) 3.2 Combat Arms 3.3 Divisional and Non-Divisional assets3.3.1 Combined-Arms Divisions 3.3.2 MINDEF Reserve (MR) NS Divisions3.3.2.1 2 People's Defence Force 3.3.2.2 21st Division 3.3.2.3 25th Division 3.3.2.4 32nd Division3.3.3 Non-Divisional Units, some appended to the General Staff4 Equipment 5 Photo gallery 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] Two infantry regiments formed the nucleus of the Singapore
Singapore
Army
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International Security Assistance Force
Global War on TerrorismWar in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
(2001–2014)FlagVariant flagThe International Security Assistance Force
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Operation Moshtarak
ISAF United States  United Kingdom  France  Estonia  Denmark  Canada Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Taliban Quetta Shura Al-QaedaCommanders and leaders ISAF Mohammad Zazai[1] James Cowan Nick Carter Stanley McChrystal Lawrence Nicholson Randall Newman Taliban Abdul-Qayyum Zakir Abdul-Razzaq Akhundzada Naeem Baraikh Qari Fasluddin Abdullah Nasrat Mullah Mohammad BasirStrength ISAF 15,000+ troops[2] 4,000[3] 1,200 (up to 4,200 available)[3] 2,500[4] Approximately 70 Approximately 61 Taliban 2,000 ( Taliban
Taliban
claim)[5] 400–1,000 (U.S
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New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times
(sometimes abbreviated as the NYT and NYTimes) is an American newspaper based in New York City
New York City
with worldwide influence and readership.[5][6][7] Founded in 1851, the paper has won 127 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.[8][9] The Times
The Times
is ranked 18th in the world by circulation and 3rd in the U.S.[10] The paper is owned by The New York Times
The New York Times
Company, which is publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure.[11] It has been owned by the family since 1896; A.G
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Al Asad Airbase
Ayn al-Asad Airbase
Airbase
(IATA: IQA[1], ICAO: ORAA) is an Iraqi Armed Forces and United States armed forces
United States armed forces
base located in the Al Anbar Governorate of western Iraq. It was the second largest US military airbase in Iraq
Iraq
during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Until January 2010, it was the home of the II Marine Expeditionary Force/Multi-National Force West. Other major tenants have included the 3rd ID's 4th IBCT, 82nd Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
Advise & Assist Brigade, 332nd Medical Brigade, 321st Sustainment Brigade, Vertical Onboard Delivery Detachment-1 (VOD-1),[3] VAQ-142, Navy Customs Battalion Juliet, elements of the Iraqi Army's 7th Division, and the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
(USAF)
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Al-Taqaddum Air Base
Al Taqaddum Airbase
Airbase
(Arabic: قاعدة التقدم الجوية‎), or Al Taqaddum AB (IATA: TQD, ICAO: ORAT), (Called TQ in military shorthand slang), is an airbase that is located in central Iraq, approximately 74 kilometers west of Baghdad, at Habbaniyah. The airfield is served by two runways 13,000 and 12,000 feet (3,700 m) long. Since 2004, it has been known as Camp Taqaddum. ("Taqaddum" is an Arabic word which means "progress".)Contents1 Overview 2 Greene Field 3 Al Taqaddum Pre 2003 4 List of Iraqi Airforce Units and Squadrons Present Pre 2003 5 List of Marine Corps Units since 2004 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksOverview[edit] The airbase was originally built by the RAF in 1952 as the subsidiary PLATEAU AIRFIELD of nearby RAF Habbaniya, whose runway was inadequate for the larger long range and jet aircraft being introduced. The original RAF runway was subsequently extended by the Iraqis and a parallel runway added
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