Why the UK should not be involved with Syria

It’s all over the news. David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have cancelled whatever arrangements they needed to attend due to the alleged use of chemical weapons by government forces in Syria. David Cameron has also recalled parliament for a possible vote on the Syrian issue. The...

Weird Tanks in History

Ah, the modern age of warfare and the bizarre introduction of armored tanks rolling across the battlefields of France. It’s the most peculiar thing, as tanks were really never visualised in such a way and as such many strangely designed tanks and armored vehicles came into fruition from the very start...

2,000 British soldiers to withdraw from Afghanistan

The UK is to pull out 2,000 British troops from Afghanistan. In 2012 David Cameron made a pledge to totally pull all combat forces out from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. This followed the United States pledging first to pull half of their combat forces leaving only a force to train the Afghan National Army...

List of British military vehicles in Afghanistan

British armored vehicles in Afghanistan have faced a lot of criticism during their stay in operational combat in the southern parts of Afghanistan. The British started its operational duties in October of 2001 with US and UK forces disrupting and effectively ousting the Taliban government and Al Qaeda out...

AMX-56 Leclerc – Main Battle Tank

The AMX-56 Leclerc is a French-made Main Battle Tank (MBT) built by Nexter. It entered service in 1992 and an improved Mk2 version entered service/production in 1998. The improvements were better equipped engine control systems and improved computer software. The French born tank has also been exported to...

PzH 2000 or Panzerhaubitze 2000

The PzH 2000 or Panzerhaubitze 2000 is an armored howizter in-service in the German army. Designed in 1996 and first produced in 1998, the PzH 2000 brings an awesome array of firepower to the table. It’s a 155 mm self-propelled howizter and is in use with Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Greece....

Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)

Lockheed Martin, the US aerospace and defense company, released a video of their newest ground vehicle called the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). The vehicle has been created in order to fulfill a bid for the United States Marine Corps to replace the ageing High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle...

Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) or Iveco Superav 8×8 APC

The Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) or amphibious armored personnel carrier made its first 12 day tests with BAE Systems saying that the vehicle has surpassed all expectations and more. The vehicle has been created in mind for the United States Marine Corps and will serve as a medium weight personnel...

Update: Israel confirms attacks on Syrian soil

Israel has confirmed the use of tactical missiles against Syrian targets. The supposed shipment of weapons that it bombed were supposedly being transferred to Lebanon to be used against Israel by terrorist group, Hezbollah. Israeli officials have confirmed that they had fired onto Syrian targets via...

Foxhound LPPV

Foxhound is a British armored vehicle that will replace the Snatch Land Rover. Foxhound’s (Originally: Ocelot) manufacturer is Force Protection Europe and Ricardo PLC and in 2010 they won a  £180 million order from the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) to deliver 200 of these vehicles, as well as...

US to reconsider arming Syrian rebels

Syria has faced many troubles since since the fighting between rebel forces and Syrian forces began in March 2011. The United Nations (UN) has suggested that as many as 70,000 Syrians have died in the 2 year conflict. Reports coming out of Syria suggest that the Assad government are now using chemical...

6 killed after Mastiff fails to protect occupants

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has reported that three British troops were killed and six other individuals seriously harmed after a large roadside bomb (IED) detonated and caused major damage to their Mastiff armored vehicle. The 23 tonne vehicle, which has been in operation in Afghanistan since 2006, is...

BAGRAM AIRBASE – 747 cargo plane crashes

BAGRAM AIRBASE – AFGHANISTAN: A dramatic and devastating video surfaced on a site called Liveleak, which shows a 747 cargo-plane crashing minutes after take-off. It’s suspected that the cargo plane was carrying MRAP armored vehicles to the UAE for transportation purposes. All 7 crew on...

Taiwan to deploy Patriot missiles to its south

Taiwan is to deploy 3 U.S. made Patriot anti-missile batteries in the southern part of Taiwan, adding to the 1 located in the northern part of Taiwan, Deputy Defense Minister Andrew Yang said on Thursday. On Monday, Mr. Yang said, “Peace and stability in Taiwan could only be realized through self...

South Korea and US military drills end (“Foal Eagle”)

  The US and South Korea have wrapped up joint military drills that took place amid high tensions with North Korea. The two month operation called “Foal Eagle”, held annually, angered North Korea. It made threats after the U.S. flew nuclear capable B-52 bombers over South Korea and then...

Prime Minister of Syria is targeted in bomb attack

Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi has survived an assassination attempt after a car bomb attack on his convoy in Damascus, reports suggest. However, it’s unclear as to whether the attack was planted on a nearby car, waiting for the prime minister’s convoy to pass it. The attack was targeted at...

Chonma-ho tank

The Chonma-ho or Pegasus is a North Korean main battle tank (MBT). The tank was designed before 1980 and was procured after 1980. The number of Chonma-ho tanks that were built equal to more than 1,200 manufactured. The design of the tank is, actually, based on the T-62 design. If we look at the comparison...

West has ‘evidence’ that Syria is using chemical weapons

Syria has been accused of using chemical weapons, according to the governments of the United Kingdom and the United States. President Obama has stated that this could be a “gamer changer” for US political foreign affairs concerning Syria. Prime Minister David Cameron told the BBC’s...

China says it will never use nuclear weapons on “nuke-free zones”

China’s Pang Sen, the director general of the Foreign Ministry’s Arms Control Department has made a statement declaring that China would not use its nuclear weapons on ‘nuclear free zones’. It comes after a visit to the United Nations HQ in Geneva with the topic being about...

North Korea marks Kim Il-sung’s birthday

North Korea is today marking the 101st anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the nations founder. KCNA reports that Kim Jong-Un payed his respects to Kim Il-sung, his grandfather, at the mausoleum Kim Il-sung and former leader Kim Jong-Il lay. It is feared that because today marks the anniversary of the...

The US urges North Korea to come to the diplomacy table

The U.S. Secretary of State has made his fourth and final stop in Tokyo, Japan, as part of a 4 day Asia tour with North Korea being the lead agenda. He said that the North Korean leaders would need to “come to the table in a responsible way”. In the countries that Mr. Kerry has visited, South...

US and China make landmark pledge on Korean de-nuclearization

The U.S. and China have made a landmark pledge on the  de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. This comes as the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, has visited China with the agenda of pushing the North Korean issue. John Kerry said in a statement saying that China and the US were able “to...

US warns North Korea over missiles

President Obama has warned North Korea that the US would “take all necessary steps” to protect America and its allies, in a joint statement with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. He has also urged China to do more in response to North Korea’s threats and actions over nuclear war. Meanwhile,...

G8 condemns North Korea’s nuclear threats

The Group of Eight nations (G8) has jointly condemned North Korea’s nuclear threats along with its nuclear technology. The group said that they condemn “in the strongest possible terms” North Korea’s further development on its nuclear program and its ballistic missile capabilities...

New British Army vehicles

An interesting armored vehicles video displaying British Army vehicles that are going into service in the British Army. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2s4bVgWmbU Related Posts:Video creationForce Protection tests the “ILAV” at high speed…Video of the Leopard 2A4FV101 ScorpionBritish army u

North Korean missiles fueled and ready for launch

I’m writing this at a time where North Korea have warned foreigners to leave South Korea at the threat of “thermonuclear war”, all be it, from North Korea could be a very real threat. Although I posted an article stating that I didn’t think tensions would rise any further than beyond...

Margaret Thatcher dies, following a stroke

The former Prime Minister has died of a stroke at the age of 87. She led the Conservative party as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. In 1979 she was elected the first woman Prime Minister in the long history of the United Kingdom. She played a great role in the defense of the Falkland Islands in the 1982...

North Korea – All talk and no action

While the media attention is currently being focused on North Korea you have to wonder “What on earth is going on?”. The media are essentially saying that “No end in sight for North Korean tensions“, but is that really the whole truth? Well, in someways it is, because if we look at...

Why the UK should renew Trident (ICBM)

What many people don’t get about the Trident debate is the fact that the costs are not solely associated with the Trident II (D5) Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM). The reason why there is even a debate for a replacement is because the submarines that house the missiles are due to be...

North Korea is now in a ‘state of war’ with South Korea

Tensions have been evermore increasing on the Korean Peninsular, as the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) – a state run news agency run by North Korea – has run an article stating that North Korea is in a ‘state of war’ against South Korea. Although, in actual fact the war had never...

B-2 stealth bomber flies over Osan Air Base, South Korea

As tensions increase in the Korean Peninsula, the US has responded by sending a B-2 stealth bomber after North Korea warned of further actions if the US flew another B-52 over South Korea for training purposes. Both aircraft are capable of being armed with nuclear weapons/munitions. Related Posts:North...

China to buy aircraft and submarines from Russia

    China has inked a deal with Russia to buy 24 Sukhoi Su-35 and 2 Amur-1650 Class submarines. The announcement was made by President Xi Jinping before an anticipated visit to Russia. Two of the submarines will be built in Russia, while an extra two submarines is to be built in China by...

Pictures of the War Memorial of Korea

I took a little break recently and went to visit my girlfriend in South Korea, and with that said I took the opportunity to visit the War Memorial of Korea. I took a few pictures here and there of the tanks and they were mostly pre-1960’s tanks. Though there were a few modern items/vehicles there,...

Force Protection tests the “ILAV” at high speed braking

Force Protection, or General Dynamics testing their International Light Armored Vehicle‘s (ILAV) brakes at high speeds of up-to 60mph. Watch as the rear-wheels fail and fall off from its axle. While some may see this as a failure, I’m sure the manufacturer sees this as a lesson to improve upon...

Pokpung-ho Tank

North Korea’s first indigenous tank; the P’okp’ung-ho tank. With the design thought to be based upon counterparts of the Soviet-era tanks it has in its possession such as the T-72, and the T-64 tanks from the Soviet Union-era; it definitely shares similarities with its Soviet designed...

Violence against U.S. embassies

I’ve read about this for quite a bit and it’s hard not to read about it especially when your favourite forums, websites, newspapers are all reporting about it. I also did my own little report about the situation, here. If there is anything I hate about religion is the fact that Islam seems to be...

Attacks leave 8 ISAF forces dead

In an amazing but sad story that has left 2 U.S. Marines dead and 6 AV-8B Harriers out of service after extensive damage. The Taliban attacked a mutli-national base in Afghanistan dressed in US army uniform. [16/09/2012] The main base in Afghanistan, Camp Bastion, that houses a garrison of 11,000-12,000...

The trident debate (UK)

There is currently a debate going on in the UK with politicians and free thinkers alike. Whether or not the UK should keep a nuclear deterrent or at current pay for an upgrade when the life of the UK’s current nuclear weapons cease; which is estimated at 2020 when the weapons become non-safe to...

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