Weekend Briefing (5 – 9 July)

This weekend at Overt Defense we’re rounding up some of the week’s biggest defense news. The situation in Afghanistan is becoming critical with 1,000 ANA soldiers to fleeing to Tajikistan, meanwhile in Haiti the president has been assassinated in his residence, Australia received the first of its new CH-47 helicopters, and 52 people died in C-130 crash in the Philippines. You can find these stories and more below:

Egypt Inaugurates a New Military Naval Base In The Eastern Mediterranean

52 Killed In Crash Of Philippines Air Force C-130H

US Marine Planned to Bomb DNC & Massacre Civilians

First US Marine Corps F-35C Squadron Declares Full Operational Capability

Over A Thousand Afghan Soldiers Fleeing The Taliban Take Refuge In Tajikistan

Development On Japan’s UH-2 Utility Helicopter Completed

Ceasefire In The Donbas Holds Following Deadly Violations

Pentagon Axes JEDI Contract, To Recompete Cloud Efforts

President of Haiti Jovenel Moïse Assasinated

HMS Queen Elizabeth enters the Indo-Pacific as HMS Prince of Wales visits Gibraltar

US Approves $455 Million Worth of Heavy Tactical Vehicle Sales To Kuwait

Rocket Attack On US-Led Coalition Forces In Iraq Wounds Two

AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon Warhead Detonated For First Time

Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Implies Japan Could Fight to Defend Taiwan

US Expects Seventh Round Of Nuclear Talks With Iran Despite Enrichment Activity

South Korea Conducts Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Tests

Spanish and Lithuanian Leaders’ Press Conference Interrupted By Aircraft Scramble

Australian Army Receives First of Four New CH-47F Chinooks

US Navy Drops Rail Guns For Hypersonic Missiles

Israeli Navy Purchases Four Shaldag MK V Vessels From Israeli Shipyards

Philippine Air Force Super Tucano Damaged In Landing Incident

Belgium’s Air Force Retires Its Alouette III Utility Helicopters

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