Weekend Briefing (18-22 October)

Welcome to Overt Defense’s Weekend Briefing where we round up the week’s most interesting and important news. As October continues, this week we’ve covered a variety of interesting news stories including the USAF’s announcement that Alaska’s Eielson air force base to be the home of the first micro nuclear reactor, Russian suspension of mission to NATO, the Taliban’s delegation to Turkey, Japan launched a second Taigei-class attack submarine and much more! Check out these stories and more more below.

French Intelligence Vessel Transits The Taiwan Strait

Precision Strike Missile Exceeds “Maximum Threshold” In Record-Setting Flight

Russia And Serbia Conduct Joint “BARS-2021” And “Slavic Shield” Exercises

Saab Hosts Grand Opening Of Indiana T-7A Assembly Facility

Malabar 2021 Concludes; US, India Reaffirm Military Cooperation

Second Taigei-class Attack Submarine JS Hakugei Launched

French & Canadian Aircraft Arrive in Japan for DPRK Sanctions Enforcement

Japan’s Ruling Party Pledges Doubled Defense Budget Ahead Of Elections

Editorial: South Korea’s Noncommitment in the Sino-American Rivalry

Report: Taiwan Seeks Accelerated Delivery Of New-Build F-16Vs

Russia To Suspend Mission To NATO Following Spying Accusations

A Taliban Delegation Visits Turkey To Meet With Turkish Officials

New Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Report Assesses North Korean Capabilities

FPDA Marks Golden Jubilee With Flypast And Naval Vessel Display

Philippine Navy Completes Surface-To-Air Missile Training

Indian Mirage 2000 Crashes, Pilot Ejects Safely

Eielson Air Force Base To Host USAF’s First Micro Nuclear Reactor

The First Aksungur UAV Is Delivered To The Turkish Navy

Former German Soldiers Arrested For Attempting To Form Mercenary Company

Angola Plans To Buy UAVs and Armored Vehicles From Turkey

US Navy Announces Three Successful Hypersonic Flight Tests

US Base In Southern Syria Attacked By Drones, Artillery Fire

First of Six Evolved Cape Class Patrol Boats Launched by Austal

SECDEF Austin: Alliances Like NATO “Our Greatest Strengths” In Countering China

Former Air Force Chief Software Officer: I Never Said We Lost The AI War

Hypersonic Booster Stack Failure Scuttles US Missile Test

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