Libya is all about regime change

On the 29/03/2011, President Obama said the following: “If we tried to overthrow Gaddafi by force our coalition would splinter. We would likely have to put US troops on the ground to accomplish that mission or risk killing many civilians from the air,” he said. “To be blunt, we went down...

LIBYA: NATO urged to do more

NATO has been urged to to go further combat-wise in its military operation in Libya. William Hague, the Foreign Secretary said in an EU meeting in Luxemburg: ”We must maintain and intensify our efforts in Nato. That is why the UK has in the last week supplied additional aircraft for striking ground targets...

Misrata under attack by cluster bombs

Cluster bombs according to a report by Humans Right Watch, have been used against the city of Misrata. It has come to attention since cluster bombs are used to strike large areas and are indiscriminate. NATO have been given the task to protect the Libyan people under threat by Col. Gadaffi under a UN...

Nuclear level raised to that of Chernobyl in Japan

In reference to a report submitted by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency¹ (NISA) the level of nuclear radiation has reached that of levels which are at its peak, level 7, the same rating the Chernobyl disaster was given in 1986. News [Updated]: 9.0 quake and tsunami piles onto Japan However in...

Russian forces take down militants in Ingushetia

28/03/2011 – Russia – As armoured vehicles poured into a known strong hold of militants, along with heavily equipped Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB)/Glavnoye Razvedyvatel’noye Upravleniye (GRU) counter terrorism units, helicopter gunships lit the skies with rounds...

Ivory Coast – France arrests Gbagbo, conflict coming to an end?

In a report by the BBC¹, it has claimed that hundreds of innocents have been killed in the Ivory Coast. It asserted that at least 800 died to which they quoted the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The Ivory Coast is in turmoil after the 2010 elections in December which...

Debate: What about countries other than Libya?

The western forces & Qatar who have worked together to support a no-fly zone militarily and weapons embargo on Libya were put in place under a UN go ahead. The UN and its country-partners who voted in this legislation against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his forces loyal to him done so under...

The United Nations (UN) and Libya, Western forces on the attack

The UN just recently passed Resolution 1973 on Libya essentially a resolution which allows UN members to protect the civilians of Libya at-all costs. 10 nations of the UN accepted the resolution while 5 nations abstained which included China (PRC), Russia, Brazil, India and Germany. – While the 10...

9.0 quake followed by massive tsunami hits Japan [Updated]

Japan has been hit by a massive Earth Quake which has been followed by an equally massive tsunami which has flooded the North East region of Japan. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the quake at 8.9 at 2:46 local time at a depth of 24 km. Reports have stated that the nuclear power plants in Japan...

Site in BETA

Armour.ws is currently at ‘beta’ stage. What this basically means is that the site is still under working progress however is still viewable and workable to the public. The articles are not at the stage of quality that we are looking for currently however in over the up coming months and...

North Korea threatens South Korea on propaganda leaflets

North Korea have threatened to launch cross border attacks if South Korea continues to drop leaflets via air which have anti-regime information on them. The North Korean military has labelled these as attacks as “psychological warfare” according to the state run KCNA news agency. Tensions...

Ceasefire breached in the Ivory Coast

In our news reports previously we stated that civil war was a possibility in the Ivory Coast. In 6 years there has not been an outbreak of weapons fire exchange against the two sides of the north and south. According to a UN spokesman speaking to a BBC reporter he stated that there have been clashes in the...

Adding community features to our main website

We are adding new community features to our main website which viewers of this site will soon find out about. Features such as personalised user pages where you can add your own avatar or upload up to 10 images which are your favourite can be saved and hosted on this website. Take my profile as an example or...

Genocide in Libya [updated]

The Middle East has become a hot topic in what appears to be by media sources uprisings and somewhat revolutions taking place. Yet the more interesting factor is that they are working and this is attributed to the fact that Egypt, a country which was ruled for 30 years by dictator Hosni Mubarak suddenly...

Protests in Iran

Protests have hit the streets of Tehran again and in several other major cities in Iran where similar protests emerged with the election process taking place back in 2009-2010. We saw back then hundreds of thousands of people protesting in major streets and roads all around Tehran. Crowds as large as these...

China and its manipulative currency

It was made apparent before President Hu Jintao of China visited the United States on his state visit that President Obama was clear on the fact that China was manipulating its currency and that he would bring it up. China’s usual response is that “currency is dictated by the markets” and...

Military mobilised in Egypt [updated]

Large protests have broken out in several Egyptian cities calling for President Mubarak to step down after 30 years of power. Egypt – 30 / 01 / 2011 — The military has been mobilised after large protests taking place in Egypt’s capitol, Cairo. The people of Egypt have called for the...

Taiwan: Defense inadequate

The increasing procurement of advanced weaponry from mainland Peoples Republic of China should put Taiwan, the Republic of China; on its heels. With the announcement of new ballistic missiles which apparently can counter warships (Potential carrier groups from the U.S. in support of Taiwan) and the newly...

The rise of China and the issue that is Taiwan

As the Chinese President, Hu Jin-Tao has his three day state visit to the US in Washington this week it will become more apparent about the issues that are on the table with the rise of China and its more heightening military presence. Last week 25 members of the US senate signed a letter in support for...

K2 – Main Battle Tank

The South Korean tank called the X-K2 was a development of which came about the K2 “Black Panther” main battle tank. It is an armoured vehicle which is currently being mass produced for the South Korean army.The project of the “XK2″ started in 1995, it is reported that the vehicle was...

“Invisible tanks” in 5 years from the UK

The Telegraph have recently released an article which talks about BAE Systems method of making an armoured vehicle invisible to the naked eye. It is said that the electronic camouflage will make whatever armoured vehicle this technology is attached to; blend into its surroundings. Tests of this technology...

The Chinese response on military build up

Defense secretary Robert Gates recently visited Beijing shortly after the release of the highly speculated leaked pictures of the J-20 aircaft. It is again speculated that the photos were released in conjunction with Mr. Gates visit however the reason is not known why. However it has further been reported...

FV101 Scorpion

The FV101 Scorpion was a vehicle which served for the British army during 1973 – 1994. It served in several wars which the British army fought in including the Falklands War and The First Gulf War. The armoured vehicle is part of the CVR(T) family of 7 vehicles including latest of the family the FV107...

Military intervention in the Ivory Coast?

The presidency of the Ivory Coast has been in dispute since votes were counted in November of 2010. The Constitutional Council ruled in favour of Gbagbo who was sworn in as president however though his opponent according to the Electoral Commission (Overseen by the United Nations) states that Ouattara had...

South Korean K-21 (IFV)

The South Korean K-21 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) is a vehicle that was developed for the Republic of Korea in order replace the K200 series (IFV). It is comparable to vehicles such as the Bradley M2 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) since it is armed with 2 ATGM, is heavily armoured and carries a primary...

Pentagon considers the cancellation of the EFV

The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV), an armoured amphibious assault vehicle is under the prying eyes of the Pentagon today as it is considered for cancellation as Defense secretary Robert Gates has planned a cut in defense spending to meet a Pentagon operations spending reduction of $100 billion ($US)....

Opinion: Chinese J-20 Stealth Jet

The internet has exploded with the pictures of the Chinese J-20 stealth jet. Apparent pictures of this vehicle have been released unofficially and are making rounds across the internet. Determining whether the aircraft is real or not is something which some can only guess at. However graphics analysts and...

South Korean K200 series (IFV…)

The South Korean K200 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) is an armoured vehicle which was developed for the Republic of Korea Army to combat the threats of the future. The project initially started when the ROK’s Army called for the vehicle in 1981. The ADD or Agency for Defense Development were in-charge...

Added the South and North Korean categories

Recently the South and North Korean categories were added to Armored Vehicles. We only currently have 1 article up about the South Korean tank, the Type 88 K1 / K1A1 tank and in the near future we hope to release information on the XK2 Blackpanther tank; which will be coming soon. We will also document on...

K1-K1A1 main battle tank (MBT)

The K1 main battle tank (MBT) of South Korea has been in service since 1987 and is still in current use as an upgraded tank named the K1A1 with notable design improvements and upgrades. It originally replaced (Type 88 K1 MBT) the Sherman, an outdated tank which fought during the ERA of World War II....

France confirms the sale of warships to Russia

French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has confirmed the sale of 2 French warships of the Mistral Class amphibious assault ship. A ship of this class weighs at around 21,300 tonnes full load at a cost of $400 million (USD). This is subject to change as any modifications to the ship are likely to cost more....

South Korean military exercises and the bewildering threat of a “sacred war”…

In light of on-going tensions between the two Korean countries of the North and South on the Korean peninsula, the South have demonstrated military exercises in protest to the firing of artillery shells on the small island of Yeonpyang Island, though have only stated that these are regular military drills....

Obama announces a massive trade pact with South Korea

U.S. exports are to increase by $11 billion USD with an announced massive trade pact with South Korea, by the United States of America President Obama. Obama has stated that he has a goal of increasing and doubling U.S. trade exports over the next 5 years. This announcement comes at a time when tensions...

Google rankings

Thanks to Google for a recent update which made our website rank 5th for (First page) of Google for a specific keyword and another keyword to which we rank second in after Wikipedia. I’ve been following our rankings in Google ever since the start of the re-changing of our main keyword. As I have...

U.S. Airforce unmanned space vehicle returns (X-37B)

The highly secret U.S. Air Force unmanned space aircraft made a historic return to Earth. Unknown is the mission the vehicle has flown and this remains today in-secret. The vehicle is known as Oribtal Test Vehicle 1 (OTV) and made its historic landing after a long 7 months of space exploration, at 1:15 a.m....

Panhard VBL – Light scout car

The VBL (FRENCH: Véhicule Blindé Léger; ENGLISH: Light Armoured Vehicle) is a vehicle manufactured by the company Panhard. The vehicle was developed by an operational requirement by France in 1990 and has been used in mostly peacekeeping operations in Somalia, Kosovo and Bosnia. The vehicle is lightly...

Iraq should have been North Korea

With recent events which have been taking place  in Asia, with 2 North Korean marines being KIA and 2 civilians along with injured on Yeonpyeong island. It makes you wonder, should Iraq have been North Korea? There were no weapons of mass destruction found as in the brief President George Bush gave at the...

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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