Specialist High-tech Mercs

From the Wall Street Journal

Iraq’s Vital Weapon Against ISIS in Mosul

$250,000 Kornet missiles target toughest Islamic State truck bombs

Al-Dahla, IRAQ—Islamic State fighters under siege by Iraqi forces have increasingly sent explosive-packed cars and trucks barreling toward the front lines. The Iraqi military’s answer to armored vehicle bombs is a Russian-made antitank missile mounted atop an American-made Humvee.


Many weapons can disable vehicle bombs, but only the Kornet, which can penetrate 3 feet of metal, can stop an armored vehicle bomb, Iraqi military commanders said.

The laser-guided missiles, introduced by Russia in 1994 as an antitank weapon, can be launched from more than 3 miles away.


The weapon is so prized that Kornet specialist Pvt. Nasr Taha is greeted with handshakes and smiles by ranking Iraqi commanders. Some slip him cash bonuses.

A small mercenary team with just the right skill-set and equipment for a specific, annoying problem can make a lot of money.

As always, be aware of countermeasures the enemy will deploy, once they identify who is foiling their attacks. “All’s fair in love and war”, after all.


About Alvin Plummer

I'm working to build a better world, a world that blesses Christ and is blessed by Him. I hope that you're doing the same!
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