Weekend Briefing (22-25 November)

Welcome to Overt Defense’s Weekend Briefing where we round up the week’s most interesting and important defense news. A busy week saw us examine the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, Turkish retirement of F-4E Phantom IIs, the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia, Taiwan’s F-16Vs operational capability, UK’s “Future Soldier” modernization program, and many more. Check out this week’s stories below.

AUKUS Formalized By New Agreement

Ukrainian Military Intelligence Chief: Russia Preparing For Invasion In Late January

More Used MRAPs for Polish Armed Forces

Retirement Of Turkish F-4E Phantom IIs Delayed Through 2030

New Zealand Announces Reform of Special Forces

Light Combat Helicopters, UAVs And EW Suites Handed Over To Indian Armed Forces

Full Operational Capability Declared For Taiwan’s First F-16V Wing

TAI Integrates In-House A400M Directed IR Countermeasures System

Norway Receives First P-8A “Vingtor”

Italian and UK Carrier Strike Group F-35s Conduct First Crossdeck Flight Operations

UK MoD Denies Plans To Close Canadian Training Facilities

Ethiopian PM Departs For Frontlines As US Says “No Expectation” Of Military Evacuations

German Coalition Deal Greenlights Armed Drones, Tornado Replacement

Italian Air Force Chief: “Natural” For Tempest And FCAS Programs To Merge

The First H225M Helicopter Is Delivered To The Brazilian Navy

British Army Unveils “Future Soldier” Modernization Plans

Report: Super Hornet Out Of Contention For Canadian Hornet Replacement

Troops, Police from PNG & Australia land in The Solomon Islands

Philippines To Receive First Turkish ATAK Helicopter In December

Saab’s Gripen E Begins Serial Delivery Phase To Swedish & Brazilian Air Forces

Turkey Offers Malaysia Joint Production Of Hurjet Light Trainer

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