Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Stockpile

homeland security mrapThe Gateway Pundit – by Jim Hoft

This is getting a little creepy.
According to one estimate, since last year the Department of Homeland Security has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm.

DHS also purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAP).

Modern Survival Blog reported:

The Department of Homeland Security (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of these ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.

Although I’ve seen and read several online blurbs about this vehicle of late, I decided to dig slightly deeper and discover more about the vehicle itself.

The new DHS sanctioned ‘Street Sweeper’ (my own slang due to the gun ports) is built by Navistar Defense (NavistarDefense.com), a division within the Navistar organization. Under the Navistar umbrella are several other companies including International Trucks, IC Bus (they make school buses), Monaco RV (recreational vehicles), WorkHorse (they make chassis), MaxxForce (diesel engines), and Navistar Financial (the money arm of the company).

DHS even released a video on their newly purchased MRAPs.
Via Pat Dollard:

The MRAP featured in this video is was in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Law Enforcement Day which was held at a local area Target Store. This MRAP is stationed in El Paso, Texas at The Homeland Security Investigations Office. MRAP is a Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicle.


24 thoughts on “Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Stockpile

  1. Doesn’t look like there’s any difference between the Police and the Military now. Are they merged now??

    Hmmm . . . Gun ports and 15 tons of military vehicle for Warrant Services on a home? Seems a bit much.

    . . .

  2. My Fellow Patriots:

    We know what this is for.

    Our goal – What is the easiest way to neutralize it?

    Sun Tzu – “Turn your enemies greatest strength into its greatest weakness”

    Without a close examination or prior experience in dealing with this civilian killer, we can still simply observe a few generaliities for future reference, and expand on that as practical experience will surely develop.

    If I wanted to stop this beast, what are a few of the obvious?

    1) Its Big! – Notice how big this thing is!, That may come to your advantage to use its own size against it when suitable, meaning it will not easy fit in small trails, or places with low overhead.

    2) Its Heavy! – As Cathleen suggests above,.. its 15 tons! Thats 30,000 pounds of target. This means soft road (non paved), trails, marshlands, beach areas and any place that might prove problamatic to support such weight becomes your friend,.. including road traps such as hollowing out under a street where the distance between the wheels on this thing is the same distance you might tunnel under a street just enough that a car will pass over, but this thing would collapse the pavement and sink to the floor board. Then, douse in gasoline and toast it. (just one thought on how to use its weight against it)

    3) Poor Visibility: Its easy to see just by looking at this, that the driver, and others have limited fields of vision. That can be used, especially if you can throw paint or spray paint on the glass.

    4) Overall Size: Such monsters are fuel hogs. How far can this go on a single fueling? Where does it typically refuel? If it has large fuel tanks on it, where are they? How well protected are these waiting targets?

    5) High CG: This vehicle clearly has a high Center-Of-Gravity, meaning it won’t corner worth a damn (besides being way heavy), and it won’t be able to negotiate inclines of probably more than 30 degrees or so. How can you use its tipping point?,… depends on your enviroment and where can you draw this vehicle into for a killing stroke.

    6) Chasis Hooks: Notice the large Chasis Hooks this vehicle has to pull other vehicles with, or to be chained down with. If you can get a sufficiently large enough chain on it, front and rear, take up most slack, all you need to do is throw some old engine oil on the street below its wheels, and it will simply spin its tires. This is not an easy option, just another possible tactic to note. While its trying to jam back and forth to break the chains,… throw 2 -3 gallons of gasoline under it,.. and toast it.

    Thats just a few observations/suggestions.

    When experience starts to teach us more, I’m sure it will be quickly spread around.

    JD – US Marines – Always exploit your enemies weaknesses….

    1. Gotta love those Marines! They know what to do. Thanks for the insight US Marine . . . Semper Fi! 😉

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      1. (No offense meant to JD) Cathleen, its common knowledge to Ground Forces, not just the Marines. Don’t want to bring the old rivalries between the Branches in to the Trenches. LOL 😉
        We’re all in this Together.

    2. A D8H armored, or a larger dozer, same thing, take a bunch of those steel plates for covering trench work and weld up a cover for the cockpit,, or if you are good with remotes, wire up a bunch of servos and electronic rams to operate the controls and remote the thing,,, then there is no driver on it so less susceptible to attack, to armor the engine is easy already has good places to weld covers,, can work a standard RC controller to run the thing if you get the right servos,,,

    3. Hog wire, or 6x6x10 concrete wire, the tireson these heavy pigs tend to grab wire mesh and wrap up around the tires and driveline,,
      even worse if the thing is going fast,
      dig trenches across roadways or wherever these things are going,, disguise the trench with plywood and cover with dirt,,
      ever watch punkin chunkin??? make a cannon and load it with big steel spikes,,, a 3″ steel rod sharpened to a point shot out like a bowling ball cannon through the grill or ???,,,

      Big excavator and pile them up like a junkyard before they even leave the base???

    4. I knew you’d be quick to point out the counter-tactics for this beast. Thanks for the info. as always, JD. You’re the best!

    5. Front and rear axle are not bullet Proof possible to shoot Diff with 308 or better and quickly immobilize then cover back door just a thought

  3. There are about 25 vehicles that look close to these at Creech afb not far from me.Not sure but it must be a storage place for them.They are not hideing them cause they are parked right next to the highway against the fence.They have some kind of turret on top but not sure what it’s for.they are painted desert tan but the funny thing is they are at the drone base.

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  4. This thing has 4×4 capability…look at the front axle.
    With that said,..it probably doesn’t have a good top speed….but it does/will have off-road ability. Trenches would need to be spaced just so far apart to take advantage of High-Centering this beast. Also being its 4×4 or more,..soft roads and terrain may be a moot point….

    1. Hi Oldvet,


      4×4’s can still can stuck, and more easily than you may be imagining, especially when you have something as heavy as 30,000 pounds being support by only four tires (this means you have over 7,000 pounds per tire acting on its traction surface, and thats if the weight is evenly distributed).

      Can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen Hummers, in Low-4 Wheel drive mode get stuck, and they are feather weight compared to this monster.

      In support of your statement, 4×4’s do give it a traction capability that a single axle drive does not, and it will certainly help this vehicle overcome many low traction situations, but it is not full proof by any stretch of the imagination.

      Final Result: The tactic of “getting this vehicle stuck”, is NOT to just get it stuck!

      The tactic is to immobilize just long enough to bring some hate and discontent upon it!

      Whether that means putting a 50 cal thru the glass (bullet proof glass will not likely stop a 50 cal BMG) and lighting up the driver, or simply giving this thing a gasoline bath (2 -3 gallons should do the trick) and cooking it with the meat stuck inside is just a few of the reasons to try and pin it for some short duration of time.

      Its a tough vehicle for sure,.. but not impervious to some simple methods of neutralization.

      JD – US Marines – “I love the smell of napalm in the morning…..”

      1. Mix gasoline with laundry detergent, turns it into a gel (napalm?) These vehicles are so heavy that mud will send it skidding, even if it was a 6×6 it cant do much, i had an IH 6×6 with locking diffs with tires much more agressive, think skidder tires, the thing was a huge sled when conditions got muddy and forget about up or down hill, slow on rocky or gravel dry ground these things are a beast, but a questionable operator and unknown terrain, good luck.
        Thermite and gelled gasoline with a frickin catapault if you gotta, be like roastin pigs in a smoker

        1. They intend on using these amoured vehicles on the streets of our cities. Shouldn’t someone be questioning why DHS needs these vehicles? It becomes clearer everyday of the goverment’s intent. Millard from diggerdan’s

  5. I am astounded that the vast majority of people in the US cannot put two and two together and see what’s coming. It’s going to be extremely ugly. The biggest obstacle you will have in resistance is the number of professional infiltrator/turncoats you will have to deal with.
    They are probably training thousands of people to infiltrate resistance groups already. Watch your backs and know who to trust.

    1. You’re right, uninformedluddite. Anyone remember the posts I sent in about the number of NYPD cadets from other countries and immigrants getting a fast track to US citizenship by joining the US Military? I’ve also been preaching “Watch your backs and know who to trust” for quite a while. (Also, the old WWII phrase “Loose lips sink ships.”) Everyone needs to be very carefull about who they allow into their confidence and what they reveal/say online & on the phone. Sad, but True.

      1. Here in South Australia they cannot get Aussies to join the police for love nor money. They have actually imported cops from England to try and fill the ranks and apparently most of them don’t stay as they don’t like the jerks that they have to work with.
        Here you can be pulled over for no reason, made to give a blood sample, have your vehicle searched, your mobile phone’s data rifled through.
        They have those license plate scanners which in my case report not just the registration and licensing data but also that I am a drug user and possibly dangerous (i got busted over 25 years ago for marijuana possession). The scanners also list known drivers of cars that are registered in other people’s names and God knows what else.
        At least some of the onerous vehicle laws are being looked at

          1. We lost our guns to a false flag (thankfully I haven’t added too at the end of that sentence – fingers crossed for you).
            I have maintained for a long time that the ‘elite’ (for want of a better word) pull this shit but always in such a way that they can have a laugh at our stupidity by making it obvious that it’s a scam.
            We lost our guns because a guy with an IQ of around 60 turned out to be maybe the world’s greatest gunman.
            And at Sandy Hook the guy(Adam ‘patsy’ Lanza) seems to have had a CNS disorder than made his body shutdown under stress or with loud noises.
            They must be rolling round on their marble floors laughing at us.

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