It has been another busy week full of defense news, in this new series of
Weekend Briefings we’ll round up all of the latest, most important and interesting defense stories of the week. Everything ranging from crushing reports on procurement failures to live fire accidents involving some unlucky Italian chickens.
As a deal which includes a 14% increase in South Korean payments for the US deployment to their country is revealed, annual exercises are underway.
The Committee’s inquiry has found that the British Army’s core procurement program has near totally failed to deliver between 1997 and late 2020.
According to a local Taiwanese report, the ROC government has disclosed plans to construct a high-altitude ballistic missile defense network.
The three non-governmental organizations helped the brother of Muhammad “Hamdi Bouta” Taha al-Abdullah file a lawsuit in Moscow.
On March 9th, the Congressional Research Service published an updated version of its report on Chinese naval modernization.
OMFV now aims to allow more innovation from industry, while operational testing for the AMPV will now start in January next year following COVID-19 delays.
The Air Development & Test Wing’s last F-4s flew for the last time today., with Iruma Air Base’s Flight Check Squadron retiring its YS-11 as well.
On March 16th, the US Army released the unclassified version of a document titled “Regaining Arctic Dominance: The U.S. Army in the Arctic”.
The US Navy has just released a document titled “Department of the Navy Unmanned Campaign Framework” which outlines the future of unmanned tech in the navy.
A PLA Weibo account has urged military enthusiasts on the platform to not leak “classified information”, after several users were supposedly suspended.
The company says that its contender for the Bradley replacement will feature an AI “third crew member” as the starting point for vehicle automation
While the two tactical aircraft makers will cease to be independent companies, Rostec says their design teams will remain independent.
We spoke to Raytheon about their successful test fire of a Stinger missile integrated with the next-generation a Javelin Lightweight Command Launch Unit.
Italian Army B1 Centauros on exercise are suspected of mistakenly firing on a chicken farm, damaging two barns and killing around 50 chickens.
DARPA just announced its Structured Array Hardware for Automatically Realized Applications (SAHARA) program aimed at microchip manufacturing and security.
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