Weekend Briefing (4-8 October)

Welcome back to the Weekend Briefing our regular round up of the week’s defense news. This week saw Japan’s Izumo undertake historic F-35B trials, USS Connecticut was involved in an underwater collision, Iran and Azerbaijan began military exercises on their borders, Israel recieved more F-35Is, the PLAAF increases its activity over the Taiwan Strait and much more. All topics that we have covered this week are available to you in the list down below.

Three More F-35I “Adir” Fighter Jets Touchdown At Nevatim Airbase In Israel

Bayraktar TB2 UAVs Join The Inventory Of The Turkmenistan Army

DSEI 2021: Boat Demo Round Up

Japan Announces October Dates For Izumo F-35B Trials

Australia Looks Set to Replenish it’s Growler Fleet with US Approval for Replacement Aircraft

First Royal Air Force Wedgetail Radar Now In Production

Baykar Defense To Build A UAV Training And Testing Center In Ukraine

Czech Republic Procures SPYDER Air Defense System From Israel

Philippine Naval Modernization Comes Into Focus During Exercises with Australia

Erdogan And Putin’s Meeting in Sochi Comes To A Close

PLAAF Increases Taiwan Strait Activity Over PRC National Day Weekend

USMC F-35Bs Conduct First Landings And Takeoffs From Izumo

Russia Launches Hypersonic ‘Tsirkon’ Missile From Nuclear Submarine For The First Time

New Zealand’s CDF Visits Ireland as Discussion Around Ship Sale Heats Up

F-35A Completes Nuclear Design Certification Process Flight Test Program

Frontex Chief Visits Poland as State of Emergency Extended in Border Area

DARPA Hoping to Apply Quantum Computing Lessons to Optimization

L3Harris Awarded 10-Year Contract For B-52 Electronic Warfare Upgrades

Estonia Becomes The First Customer of The Blue Spear Anti-Ship Missile

Marshall Becomes First Tempest Supplier With Delegated Design Authority

Royal Air Force Officially Retires E-3D Sentry With Royal Parade

First US Mobile Hypersonic Launcher Prototypes Deployed

USS Connecticut Involved In Underwater Collision In South China Sea

US Department of Defense Climate Adaptation Plan Released

Iran And Azerbaijan Tensions Rise Amidst Exercises At Their Borders

Taiwan’s F-16Vs Prepare For National Day Celebrations

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