Yeonpyeong island fired on by North Korean artillery

[23rd of November 2010] North Korea has fired artillery shells into the Yeonpyeong island which is recognised by the UN as a South Korean territory. Though the North does not recognise this even though agreed by them in the 1953 armistice. In a firing exchange which involved usage of both nations artillery...

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HEADLINES: ‘Combined Joint Expeditionary Force’ Announced (British and French forces)

The announcement of a new united military force between the UK and French has seen a force of up to 6,500 servicemen involved in a multi-national defence deal between both countries. French special forces, French Marines are to be involved in this deal as well as its UK counterparts such as the Royal...

The future of the UK’s armed forces

The future of UK military power is under question and especially so with the new coalition government ramping up pressure on the MoD by cutting its budget. The UK has the fourth largest annual budget in the World and is heavily involved in Afghanistan as well as having bases in several other countries. The...

M1A2 Abrams tank (MBT)

The ABRAMS tank (M1A2) is currently in operational usage by the United States of America and is the US’ main battle tank. Usage of this tank consists of four crewman being driver, commander, loader and gunner. It’s currently being used by the United States, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Egypt....

Ocelot (LPPV) vehicle to replace Snatch Land Rover

Recently the UK’s ministry of defense announced the dates for the replacement of the Snatch Land Rover where they revealed the Ocelot on the 22nd of September. The Snatch Land Rover is one of the largest vehicles in terms of numbers in the UK forces arsenal. However they were  hugely criticized over...

BTR-90 (APC)

Like all BTR variants, the BTR-90 is a variation of the BTR series and is an 8 wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier. It was developed in 1993 and was first shown in Russia in 1994 and essentially is a larger version of the BTR-80, fitted with a BMP-2 turret. Since it is bigger than the BTR-80 there has to be...

Warrior – Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)

The ‘Warrior’ Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) is a troop carrying medium size armored vehicle which is armed with a 30 mm (RARDEN) cannon; the same gun as the FV107-Scimitar. The vehicle has been in service with the British Army after its production in the 1980s when GKN (Now owned by BAE) won...

WIKILEAKS: US agrees to tell Russia about the UK’s nuclear secrets

The “special relationship” coined in reference to a speech which Winston Churchill gave in 1946. In an apparent new founding close friendship between the UK and the US. But is there a special relationship anymore between the United Kingdom and the United States? — In reference to US giving...

Chinese President Hu Jintao welcomed to the US

The Chinese President Hu Jintao was given a full state visit compliment on his visit to the United States. In the state visit which was aired live on the White House channel, a 21 gun salute and a military outfit was given for the Chinese President to inspect. Along with this a state dinner, private dinner...

T-90 – Main Battle Tank

The Russian made T-90 is a derivative of the old T-72 tank design and made by Uralvagonzavod, a Russian company who are also rumoured to have been making theT-95. At current the Russian army as well as other countries who have ordered this tank utilize it in their forces. – The tank is the latest...

Challenger 2 (MBT) FV-4034

    Overview  The Challenger 2 (FV-4034) main battle tank (MBT) is a vehicle which has been in the British Army since 1994. Vickers (Now BAE Systems) started developing the tank in 1989, where three stages of development was for a contractual agreement to the British government at the time...
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