In China, near the terracotta army discovered an ancient palace

December 5, 2012 23:09

Photo O. Louis Mazzatenta, National Geographic

Group of Chinese archaeologists made a unique discovery near the world-famous terracotta army in Xian — the ancient capital of the country. Experts have unearthed the palace of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, which was built in the III century BC.

Found the building is the largest building in the tomb of Shi Huang, which is located in an area of 56 square kilometers. Built size is 90 by 250 feet. Despite the fact that the palace has more than two thousand years, the individual fragments are in a satisfactory

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We also thrashed, but Im lucky

I served in the Arctic in 1992-1993 year. In other words, at a time when Russian army Russian ends and begins. The regiment in which I served — the 10th motorized infantry located 8 kilometers from the border — at the theoretical level — covering border regiment, although not one of the border guards. The alarm we had for 30 minutes to take the trenches and cover up the hill from the Norwegians 🙂

We publish a response to the "personal experience" of our readers "In the army I was beaten up, but later I had built my life." —

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The minister of defense was over hazing

Letters to the President

Mr. President, feel the Supreme Commander, as this letter about the army and about the most important military commanders. But let's start with the ordinary soldier. He shot himself.

Last Friday at the site in the Sverdlovsk region Private Makarov shot himself twice. One was shot in the left forearm, the other — in the heart. Military investigators say, as if it was shot event. "The basic version — said the staff — careless appeal to arms."

Anything can happen. But more than that it looks like a suicide: the first time hurt yourself, and

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At the borders of Armenia holds exercises Turkey. Azerbaijan started teaching in Nagorno-Karabakh

As reported by «CNN Turk». Third field army Turkey, whose headquarters is located in the east (in Erzurum), began conducting maneuvers in the province of Kars, near the Armenian border.

These teachings manages commander of the 3rd Army, Army Gen. Ahmed Turmushun. Reported that in the ongoing maneuvers involving more than 2-thousand troops, as a huge number of different artillery and military equipment.

During the maneuvers carried out within the framework of the All-Army exercise "Winter 2012", watched personally Abdullah Gul, President of Turkey. This is the news agency «REGNUM».

Recall that just started and other military maneuvers. February

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At the General Staff again concept has changed

The General Staff announced intentions to re-equip the Russian army on a contract basis. As reported by RIA "Novosti" on December 14th Chief of General Staff Gen. Nikolai Makarov said: "Our goal, so army was contracted. We currently can not do, that she at one time became so, but we year the year we will increase the number of contract servicemen with a suitable exchange content. "

Eye opener, in fact, not in the idea of introducing a contract method of recruitment for the Armed Forces. And the thing at the moment is not even what method of recruitment

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At the Air Force Russian Federation in 1500 will be helicopters and airplanes

Go to 2020 the government wants to buy for the army of more than 1,500 military manned aircraft. According to RIA disk imaging announcements, read about it Sadofyev, deputy commander of the Russian Air Force. "Just to 2020 planned to purchase and modernize about 2-thousand airplanes and helicopters constantly increasing yearly rate "- said Lieutenant-General and stressed that improvements be subject to only 400 cars.

According Sadofyeva, according to defense orders of of 2011, in anticipation of the acquisition of vehicles ventokrylyh Mi-8AMTSh, Ka-226, Ka-52, Mi-28N "ANSAT-U", as the Yak-130, Su-27SM, Su-35S , Su-30M2 and Su-34.

It is said that

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We will be airborne helicopter regiments

Go to 2020s as part of the Airborne Troops (VDV) can be made helicopter regiments, "Interfax" referring to the Navy Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Nikolai Ignatov.

"Reform of the Armed Forces is not yet complete, a state program of armaments, of course, is not yet complete. Helicopter regiments will be created to the 2020s, when will the re-execution of applets" — said Ignatov.

As previously reported to the "WP" in the process of reducing the army of administrative units and duplicating structures helicopter aviation Army and Navy winged machines were transferred to the Air Force. According to the views of

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The military will be the new Kalashnikov

Soon there was a lot of negative reviews on the Russian small arms, equipment and personal protective equipment. Some have even said that "Kalash" is out of date and we are lagging behind the leading countries in the world for 30 years.Constructors blamed that on the machines are no adjustable telescopic rifle butts, no Picatinny rails, used in the world for fixing various sights, awkward grip, low accuracy of fire.

There are also claims to protection — heavy and uncomfortable Russian flak jackets and helmets. Mass claims and gear. Whether they are due?

The armor is strong?

The armed

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Shoigu ordered «Skype»-mobiles

In the army go «KAMAZ» kitted laptops for video with the Minister Troops will receive a mobile complex for video conferencing. The first will test the newest system of the armed forces of the Far East. «Skype for the military» will allow top officials at any moment be contacted via an encrypted digital channel directly with the commander of the individual compound. Mobile complex equipment will be located in a special container on the basis of KAMAZ trucks 5350, also inside the army vans, trailers. Will be installed inside computers, microprocessor-based Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with 8GB memory

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Four-legged walking robot with incredible technical abilities

December 24, 2012 0:25

In early December, started field testing robotic device infantry support "Legged Squad Support System" ("Walking platform support group"), or in short "LS3", which took place in the training center of the U.S. Army Fort Pickett.

Robot with four legs showed excellent results, demonstrating the incredible maneuverability in the forest and the city, excellent stability when climbing ravines and rugged terrain, the ability to understand spoken commands and precisely follow the party leader, and quickly return to the interrupted due to the drop operation.

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