Weekend Briefing (1-5 November)

Welcome to the Weekend Briefing, where we round up the week’s most interesting and important defence news and comment. We begin November with stories examining the tensions on the Polish-Belarusian border, the deteriorating situation in Ethiopia and news that Turkey will have to go through the standard Foreign Military Sales process to procure new F-16s. We also examined in-depth Australia’s steady progress establishing defense infrastructure in the south Pacific to match China’s regional ambitions and explored India’s plans for a modernised navy. Check out these stories and more below:

Biden: No Special Treatment For Turkish F-16 Purchases

India’s Seventh Talwar Class Frigate ‘Tushil’ Launched At Yantar Shipyard

Philippine Navy Successfully Fires Missile In Naval Readiness Exercise

Royal Malaysian Navy ScanEagles Participate In First Field Training Exercise

Erdogan-Biden Meeting Held at The G-20 Summit Comes To A Close

Boeing Begins Construction on 5th Loyal Wingman Drone

Orange Flag Test Demonstrates Skyborg Unmanned-Unmanned Autonomous Teaming

Qatar Navy Receives First ‘Al Zubarah’ Corvette From Italy

Taiwanese Defense Minister: Taiwanese Marines Are Training With US Marines On Guam

Indian Navy Looks Ahead To Fleet Expansion With INS Visakhapatnam Delivery

Nationwide State Of Emergency Declared In Ethiopia Following Rebel Advances

Competition for Slovakia’s Advanced Trainer Heats Up as KAI Pitches FA-50

The First Patria 6×6 Armored Wheeled Vehicles Are Delivered To Latvia

The ‘Invitex Eastern Mediterranean-2021 Exercise’ Hosted By Turkey Kicks Off

No Disciplinary Measures Recommended Over Mistaken Kabul Drone Strike

Mandate Of European Union Force In Bosnia Extended, But Secession Crisis Continues

Algeria Alleges Moroccan Attack Killed Three Algerians

The Nigerian Navy Purchases Two Offshore Patrol Vessels From Turkey

Warsaw: Belarusian Soldier Attempted To Fire Flare Gun At Polish Troops

Australia’s Defence Infrastructure in the Pacific: An Overview

DARPA Gremlin UAVs Demonstrate First Airborne Recovery

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