Weekend Briefing (19-23 April)
In the news this week we have seen further developments in the Russian-Ukrainian border tensions as well as a diplomatic clash between Czechia and Russia over covert operations, an increased Philippine response to the Chinese presence near the Spratly Islands, and the tragic loss of an Indonesian submarine.
Check out this week’s news below:
As part of a teaming agreement with American Rheinmetall Vehicles, L3Harris will also supply its vehicle mission systems and cybersecurity for the OMFV Lynx.
On 16 April, Norway announced that it has revised an agreement with the United States on how American military activities in Norway are regulated.
The largest yet Israeli-Greek defense agreement will see Elbit supply Leonardo M-346 trainers to the Hellenic Air Force, replacing its T-2E Buckeyes.
18 Russian diplomats were ordered to leave the Czech Republic, after the Russian military intelligence agency was accused of involvement in the fatal blast.
As the West is preparing to pull out from Afghanistan, the future of Afghan interpreters has become one of the most pressing moral questions.
Minefields that blow up things above them are no longer in fashion. With new developments they could blow things up from every direction.
The announcement of the president’s death came a day after he was declared the winner of elections that would have extended his 30 year rule of Chad.
Tigray rebels have reportedly downed an Mi-35 attack helicopter in Abiy Addi, northern Ethiopia.
An investigation to be completed by 30 July, 2021 will evaluate national security implications of the sale of the UK’s largest tech firm to Nvidia.
Israel Aerospace Industries released a video of a trial of the Barak Extended Range intercepting a simulated ballistic missile alongside the announcement.
Russia’s build up along the Ukrainian border has seen significant movement of troops from the Central Military District, including heavy artillery.
Cambridge University Hospitals now says that the Addenbrooke’s Hospital helipad has been cleared and is undergoing safety checks before reopening.
The director of the Finland’s HX next-generation fighter program has shared an update on the program’s progress. Final bids will be entered this month.
The key issue remains on the words used. The Russian Ministry of Defense claims that it will pull back “some” of its troops by 1 May.
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