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    Russian-Designed Tanks Roll Toward Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland to Aid Ukraine, Boost US Intelligence

    Russian-Designed Tanks Roll Toward Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland to Aid Ukraine, Boost US Intelligence

    One Russian-designed tank was noticed in April during the two-day stint it spent at a Louisiana truck stop that doubles as a casino. The other was spotted at a Utah gas station in May.

    Both behemoths were headed to the same place: Aberdeen, Maryland.

    As the United States and other  countries support  in its war against Russia, a post in the Northeast Maryland  of 17,000 could prove to be a valuable resource. A T-72 and a T-90 — both Soviet-era tanks weighing at least 90,000 pounds each — were recently trucked from faraway states and along interstate highways to Aberdeen Proving Ground, a U.S. Army testing and research site.

    Tanks have been critical in the Russia- Ukraine conflict, which started last year, and Ukraine's allies have sent the country 230 tanks. Among the $76 billion in total aid (military and otherwise) that the U.S. has given are 31 M1 Abrams tanks.

    Now, the U.S. is lending the services of the Aberdeen Proving Ground, a 72,000-acre post on the Chesapeake Bay that is the country's top weapons testing site and the state's sixth-largest employer. Established in 1917 as the U.S. entered World War I, the proving ground is the oldest of its kind. Over the last century, it has studied a range of weapons, from small arms to bombs and tanks to chemical and biological warfare.

    The Department of Defense described the T-90′s arrival…

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