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The first firing of the new systems Tornado-G which were in southern Russia

The new rocket systems multiple rocket launchers "Tornado-D "on Friday successfully made their first shooting, which took place at the military range Prudboy in the Volgograd region.

The first 20 units of the new rocket systems multiple rocket launchers "Tornado-G" entered service of the Southern Military Area in February of this year. Installations come to replace an old system "Grad".

"It was a battle shooting, firing live ammunition. This is the first live firing of these machines, because we do not charge the whole package, and several shells in the car, so just appreciate how we all go, "-

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Fire fighting to fire near Athens

Fire fighting to fire near Athens Natural Disasters

48 km south of the ancient Greek city of Athens found quite a large area covered by the fire. Fire burning the second day, extends the dried grass and shrubs with incredible force due to high winds (over 55 km / h), which negates any efforts of firefighters. Per night, the flames approached Kerateya 12 km from the west and south sides. At this point in putting out the fire is attended by about 300 employees of the fire service, involved 115 special vehicles and 12 equipped aircraft and two helicopters. It

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Record damage from fires in Denver

Record damage from fires in Denver Natural Disasters

Firefighters did not manage to cope with burning an area of 220.15 km2 of forests to the north of Colorado, although working teams sent additional units. Destroying at least 181 residential building fire in High Park, 24 km from Fort Collins, has already surpassed the scale of the devastation a fire in September 2010 in Boulder (169 homes).

Starting from June 9 1.5 thousand fire was brought under control only 20% of the burning area. According to the most optimistic forecasts, able to cope with the fire

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How will climate change affect the situation with fires?

How will climate change affect the situation with fires? It is interesting

Over the next 30 years due to the increase in global temperature is expected to increase the number of fires on Earth. Very often they will occur in the western part of North America, according to the Texas Tech University.

Burning in Portola Hills, California, USA. Combining data from 16 climate models in the world, and satellite data, scientists have a global perspective of the spread of fires and their relationship to modern climate. By the end of this century, almost all of North America and

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U.S. West raging fires

U.S. West raging fires Natural Disasters

Hundreds of residents of the U.S. states of Colorado and New Jersey were forced to leave their homes because of fires that have engulfed the local forests. The cause of the fire is called the heat resistant up to 32 ° C, and drought and strong winds to the spread of the fire at a speed of up to 2.6 km / h

Column of smoke from a fire in Colorado. According to firefighters, Fort Collins, fire in High Park, Colorado 24 km from the city already destroyed 8,100 hectares of forest

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In the Far East continue to burn wood

In the Far East continue to burn wood Natural Disasters

In the Far Eastern part of Russia, but rather in the Amur Oblast and Khabarovsk Krai remain on coniferous forests. Seasonal fire, which started a little earlier than usual because of the dry winter resulted in many homes. At the moment, fire crews managed to curb the 38 fires. Last day 30 burning forests were brought under control.

However, as reported by the Regional Department of Forest Protection, 27 fires continue to destroy plantations in the Far East, fueled by strong winds and warm weather. The damage caused

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Guatemala's volcanoes continue to erupt

Volcanoes erupt in Guatemala continue to Natural Disasters

Volcano Santyagito, better known as Santa Maria, in the last few days has been very active. June 1, 2012 it erupted. The column of ash above the crater of the volcano reaches a height of 200 m Settling the ash had covered the news was almost Quetzaltenango, located in the east of Guatemala. Roofs, asphalt streets, the cars were covered with impressive layers of gray matter. Locals warned of the possible consequences of the volcanic activity. The volcano is located 206 km west of the capital, and has a 2500 m high.

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Russian firefighters showed Serbs, on what the Be-200 and Mi-26

Air Group Russian Emergencies Ministry to combat forest fires second time seconded to Serbia. At the end of the summer season here starts forest fires, and no Russian military equipment to local rescuers have hard. Russian amphibious aircraft Be-200 and heavy Mi-26 helicopter belonging to Air Group MOE, have eliminated a few pockets of fire in the remote areas of Serbia.

"The Russian technology is here for a reason. It really is involved in fire. And I would like to thank our Russian friends for it, "- said the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Ivica Dacic.

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In New Mexico, you can not cope with the fire

In New Mexico, you can not cope with the fire Natural Disasters

In a remote area of New Mexico called the Gila long time practically without burning a large area of forest. The fire was lightning strikes on the forest massif is May 9. May 16 formed another heat source, which is connected with the last May 23. Contributes to the spread of fires, hot weather and wind gusts of 60-80 km / h Visiting the national monument "Gila Cave Dwellings" temporarily closed.

The team of firefighters from the United States to cope with fire. By this time

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Russian paratroopers test new 120-mm mortars

Servicemen Air Assault Brigade of the Southern Military District held a live fire exercise with the new 120-mm semi-automatic mortars, said a spokesman Col. Igor Gorbul County. Shooting took place in preparation for the military-strategic exercises "Caucasus-2012", which will take place in the south of Russia in September.

Gorbul said that the calculations performed more than 30 mortars firing at a range of 800 to 8000 meters. Breech-loading towed 120mm mortar 2B23 "Nona-M1" with a rifled barrel has high accuracy and rate of fire high-explosive shots. The calculation of the mortar consists of five people, can parachute from transport

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