Weekend Briefing (24-28 May)
A busy week saw us, here at
Overt Defense, covering interesting news from all over the World. WeekeThis week we examined a number of equipment transfers including JF-17 fighters to Nigeria and pistols for the Russian national guard. You can check out our interview with Richard Clement, the videographer and former member of France’s Gendemerie, behind the Klaim & Djaf YouTube channel. We also covered the Belarusian hijack of a plane and the arrest of Roman Protasevich, looked at the unexpected shift in some NATO members defense policies, and the Armenia and Azerbaijan ceasefire breaches. For our full round up of this week’s news check out our list below.
At a ceremony held in Nigeria, the Pakistan Aviation Complex officially handed over three JF-17 Thunder aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force.
The Ministry of Defense finally confirmed the purchase of a batch of 24 Turkish UCAVs equipped with AT missiles. The first batch will be delivered in 2022.
Georgia announced that it will begin producing M4 rifles and UAVs next year as part of its “Defense Forces-2030” program.
The accusation comes as Minsk made further claims about a “Hamas bomb threat” that supposedly necessitated the landing of the airliner.
DeViRo’s Leleka-100, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) became the third domestically developed UAS technology to be officially included in the Ukrainian army.
Kalashnikov Concern has announced that the National Guard of the Russian Federation (aka Rosgvardiya) has adopted two versions of the Lebedev pistol.
We speak with Richard Clement, the videographer and former member of France’s Gendemerie, behind the Klaim & Djaf YouTube channel.
The denial of Minsk’s accusations come as the EU agreed Monday to ban Belarusian airlines from EU airspace following the hijacking of Ryanair Flight FR4978.
Minister of Defense Nobuo Kishi revealed that Japan will likely eliminate the 1% GDP cap which had long served as a boundary for Japanese military spending.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards (IRGC) unveiled a new drone named “Gaza” with a range of 2,000 kilometers at a ceremony in Iran.
The accusation comes a day after Armenia accused Azerbaijani forces of fatally shooting an Armenian soldier in a border area disputed by the two countries.
The idea of the Warsaw-Bukarest-Ankara axis came to life at the beginning of the former decade, but it seems to finalize now.
The arrest of Qassem Musleh, the leader of the Tafuf Brigade militia, came shortly after the start of youth protests against militia impunity in Baghdad.
The ALKA Directed Energy Weapon System (YESS), which was originally displayed at the 14th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF).
Rolls-Royce has just opened the largest aviation powerplant testbed facility of its kind in the world – Testbed 80 an industrial radiology facility.
The Bundeswehr’s search for a next-generation body armor system to replace almost all varieties in service is finally coming to an end.
Following vague statements in March, more concrete information about Australia’s future military space unit have become available in May.
A total of 30 new T-72 modernized tanks will allow the Serbs to field an additional tank battalion and BRDMs will replace the old model still in service.