HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff

picture info

Assault Amphibious Vehicle
The Assault Amphibious Vehicle[2] (AAV)—official designation AAV-P7/A1 (formerly known as Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel-7 abbr. LVTP-7)—is a fully tracked amphibious landing vehicle manufactured by U.S. Combat Systems (previously by United Defense, a former division of FMC Corporation).[3][4] The AAV-P7/A1 is the current amphibious troop transport of the United States Marine Corps. It is used by U.S. Marine Corps Assault Amphibian Battalions to land the surface assault elements of the landing force and their equipment in a single lift from assault shipping during amphibious operations to inland objectives and to conduct mechanized operations and related combat support in subsequent mechanized operations ashore. It is also operated by other forces
[...More...]

picture info

Well Deck
In traditional nautical use, well decks were decks lower than decks fore and aft, usually at the main deck level, so that breaks appear in the main deck profile, as opposed to a flush deck profile. The term goes back to the days of sail.[1] Late-20th-century commercial and military amphibious ships have applied the term to an entirely different type of hangar-like structure, evolving from exaggerated deep "well decks" of World War II amphibious vessels, that can be flooded for lighters or landing craft.Contents1 Traditional 2 Modern military2.1 Commercial application3 Notes 4 References 5 External linksTraditional[edit] A well deck is an exposed deck (weather deck) lower than decks fore and aft.[2] In particular, it is one enclosed by bulwarks limiting flow of water and thus drainage so that design requirements are specific about drainage and maintenance of such drainage with that definition applying even to small vessels
[...More...]

picture info

Samsung Techwin
1977; 41 years ago (1977) (as Samsung
Samsung
Techwin) 2015; 3 years ago (2015) (as Hanwha
Hanwha
Techwin)Headquarters Seongsan, Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do[1], South KoreaKey peopleCheol Kyo Kim ( President
President
& CEO)Revenue 2,947 trillion ₩ (2011)Operating income2,615 billion ₩[1] (2014)Number of employees4,501[1] (2014)Parent Hanwha
Hanwha
GroupSubsidiaries Hanwha
Hanwha
Defense Systems[2][3]Website www.hanwhatechwin.com Hanwha
Hanwha
Techwin (Korean: 한화테크윈), founded as Samsung
Samsung
Techwin, is a surveillance, aeronautics, optoelectronics, automations and weapons technology company.[4] It is a subsidiary of Hanwha
Hanwha
Group. The company employs 4,501 people and is headquartered in South Korea
[...More...]

picture info

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
Marine Expeditionary Unit
(31st MEU) is one of seven Marine Expeditionary Units in existence in the United States
United States
Marine Corps. The Marine Expeditionary Unit
Marine Expeditionary Unit
is a Marine Air Ground Task Force
Marine Air Ground Task Force
with a strength of about 2,200 personnel. The MEU consists of a company-sized command element, a battalion landing team (BLT), (an infantry battalion reinforced with artillery, amphibious vehicle and other attachments), a medium tiltrotor squadron (reinforced), (which includes detachments of VTOL airplanes and heavy, light, and attack helicopters), and a combat logistics battalion. The 31st MEU is based at Camp Hansen, Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan
[...More...]

picture info

Pacific Ocean
The Pacific Ocean
Ocean
is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic
Arctic
Ocean
Ocean
in the north to the Southern Ocean
Ocean
(or, depending on definition, to Antarctica) in the south and is bounded by Asia
Asia
and Australia
Australia
in the west and the Americas
Americas
in the east. At 165,250,000 square kilometers (63,800,000 square miles) in area (as defined with an Antarctic
Antarctic
southern border), this largest division of the World Ocean—and, in turn, the hydrosphere—covers about 46% of Earth's water surface and about one-third of its total surface area, making it larger than all of Earth's land area combined.[1] The centers of both the Water Hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere are in the Pacific Ocean
[...More...]

picture info

Well Dock
In modern amphibious warfare usage, a well dock or well deck, officially termed a wet well in U.S. Navy instructions when the well deck is flooded for operations,[1] is a hangar-like deck located at the waterline in the stern of some amphibious warfare ships. By taking on water the ship can lower its stern, flooding the well deck and allowing boats, amphibious vehicles and landing craft to dock within the ship.Contents1 Evolution of structure and term 2 Commercial application 3 See also 4 External links 5 ReferencesEvolution of structure and term[edit] The structure on the modern naval amphibious ships does not exactly fit the traditional "well deck" definition of a weather, or open deck, that is lower than adjacent decks, surrounded by bulkheads that would, lacking proper drainage, form a catchment for water; however, the structure has its origins in such an exaggerated deep deck on World War II era tank landing craft (TLC) the British forces were considering
[...More...]

picture info

USS Juneau (LPD-10)
USS Juneau (LPD-10), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, is the third ship of the United States Navy
United States Navy
to be named for the capital of Alaska. The ship entered service on 12 July 1969, and participated in the Vietnam
Vietnam
War, was command ship for the response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, transported troops to the Persian Gulf for Operation Desert Storm, and was part of the attempted US response to Cyclone
Cyclone
Nargis. Juneau was decommissioned in 2008, and is part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet.Contents1 Construction and launch 2 Operational history 3 Decommissioning 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksConstruction and launch[edit] Her keel was laid down by Lockheed Shipbuilding
Lockheed Shipbuilding
and Construction Company of Seattle, Washington, on 23 January 1965. She was launched on 12 February 1966 (sponsored by Mrs. William A
[...More...]

picture info

M85 Machine Gun
The M85 is a heavy machine gun firing .50 BMG
.50 BMG
ammunition that was used primarily for turreted applications in armored fighting vehicles. It was intended to replace the venerable M2 machine gun
M2 machine gun
with a smaller and much lighter weapon, suitable for use inside fighting vehicle, as opposed to only on external mounts. It was used on the M60[1] series of tanks and the LVTP-7 amphibious landing vehicle.Contents1 Design and development 2 Variants2.1 M85 2.2 M85C3 See also 4 References 5 External linksDesign and development[edit] Intended as a smaller, lighter, more capable replacement for the venerable M2 Browning
M2 Browning
machine gun, the M85 was produced by General Electric
[...More...]

picture info

AN/PRC-117F
The AN/PRC-117F/G Multiband Manpack Radio, or Multiband Multi Mission Radio (MBMMR), is a man-portable, tactical software-defined combat-net radio covering the 30-2000 MHz frequency range. The radio is manufactured by Harris Corporation.[1] It has NSA
NSA
certification for the transmission of voice and data traffic up to the Top Secret level.[2] The designation AN/PRC translates to "Army Navy / Portable Radio Communications" used for two way Communications, according to Joint Electronics Type Designation System guidelines
[...More...]

picture info

Mine-clearing Line Charge
A mine-clearing line charge (abbreviated MICLIC and pronounced /mɪk.lɪk/ or "mick-lick") is used to create a breach in minefields under combat conditions. While there are many types, the basic design is for many explosive charges connected on a line to be projected onto the minefield. The charges explode, detonating any buried mines, thus clearing a path for infantry to cross. The system may either be human-portable or vehicle-mounted. The systems do not guarantee clearance of all types of mines.[1]Contents1 History 2 Current use 3 Examples 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit]Japanese MCLC launchLine charges deploying in airLaid out line charge being used to destroy surplus ammunition.The British and Commonwealth developed their systems during the Second World War
[...More...]

picture info

Operation Iraqi Freedom
Invasion
Invasion
phase (2003)  United States  United Kingdom  Australia  Poland Peshmerga Supported by:  Canada[1]  Netherlands[2] Invasion
Invasion
phase (
[...More...]

picture info

NASA
The National Aeronautics
Aeronautics
and Space Administration ( NASA
NASA
/ˈnæsə/) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.[note 1] President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
established NASA
NASA
in 1958[10] with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science
[...More...]

picture info

Argentina
Coordinates: 34°S 64°W / 34°S 64°W / -34; -64Argentine Republic[A] República Argentina  (Spanish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "En unión y libertad" ("In Unity and Freedom")Anthem: Himno Nacional Argentino ("Argentine National Anthem")Sol de Mayo[2] (Sun of May)Location of  Argentina  (dark green) in South America  (grey)Capital and largest city Buenos Aires 34°36′S 58°23′W / 34.600°S 58.383°W / -34.600; -58.383Official languages NoneNational language Spanish[a]Regional languagesGuarani in Corrientes;[3] Qom, Mocoví and Wichí in Chaco[4]Religion77.1% Roman Catholicism 10.8% Protestant 10.1% Non-religious 2.6% Other[5]DemonymArgentine Argentinian Argentinean (uncommon)Government Federal presidential constitutional republic• PresidentMauricio Macri•
[...More...]

picture info

United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Coat of arms Motto: "In God
God
We Trust"[1][a] .mw-parser-ou
[...More...]

picture info

1982 Invasion Of The Falkland Islands
Argentine victory Argentina
Argentina
seizes control of the Falkland Islands Beginning of the Falklands WarBelligerents United Kingdom Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
Defenc
[...More...]

picture info

Multinational Force In Lebanon
Col. James M. Mead 32nd MAU (Aug 82-Oct 82) Col. Thomas M. Stokes, Jr. 24th MAU (Oct 82-Feb 83) Col. James M. Mead 22nd MAU (Feb-May 83) Col. Timothy J. Geraghty 24th MAU (May-Nov 83) 31st MAU (Sept-Oct 83) BGen. Jim R. Joy 22nd MAU (Nov 83-Feb 84)British Forces (Feb 83-Feb 84) Lt. Col. John de P. Ferguson 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards
1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards
(Sep 83-Jan 84)French Forces (Aug 82-Mar 84)11th Airborne Division, B. Gen. Jacques Granger (Aug-Sep 82) 11th Airborne Division, B. Gen. Jacques Granger (Sep 82-Jan 83) 9th Marine Infantry
Infantry
Division, BGen. Michel Datin (Jan-May 83) 31st Brigade, B. Gen. Jean-Claude Coulon (May-Sep 83) 11th Airborne Division, B. Gen. Francois Cann (Sep 83-Jan 84) 9th Marine Infantry
Infantry
Division, B. Gen. Datin (Feb-Mar 84)Italian Forces (Aug 82-Jan 84) Italian Forces Units, B. Gen
[...More...]

.