Weekend Briefing (6 – 10 December)

Welcome to Overt Defense’s Weekend Briefing where we round up the week’s most interesting and important defense news. This week’s articles focused topics including the death of the Indian First Chief of Defense, the South African Gripen fleet’s maintenance issues, the grounding of Canada’s Cyclones, Turkey’s testing of a new 75mm naval gun, deck trials of the MQ-25 have begun, Finnish selection of the F-35A, and much more. The list of articles is, as always, available below.

Austria a Step Closer to Inducting First AW169 After Deal Signed in Rome

Report: F-35 Most Likely Choice For Finnish Hornet Replacement

Serbia To Buy New Russian Pantsir Air Defense Systems

United Aircraft Corporation Board Approves Merger With Sukhoi & MiG

Turkey Successfully Tests Domestically Developed 76/62 mm Naval Gun

Tail Section Cracks Ground Majority Of Canada’s Cyclone Helicopters

India Successfully Tests VL-SRSAM System, To Be Used On Indian Naval Ships

Secretary of Defense Austin: Yearlong Continuing Resolution Will Cause “Enormous” Damage To Defense Priorities

NVL Group Cuts Steel for Bulgaria’s first Multipurpose Modular Patrol Vessel

Finnish Leopard 2s To Receive Multipurpose High Explosive Shell Compatibility

MQ-25 To Begin Deck Trials Aboard USS George H.W. Bush

Aircraft Computer Issues Responsible For JASDF F-35A Emergency Landing

India’s First Chief of Defence Staff Killed In Helicopter Crash

Logistics Support Vessel “Yuzbasi Gungor Durmus” Enters Into Service With The Turkish Navy

India Successfully Tests Air Launched BrahMos Missile, Ready For Serial Production

Australia To Ditch Taipan Helicopters For Black Hawks and Seahawks

General Atomics Unveils STOL-Capable Mojave UAV

South African Gripens Grounded By Maintenance Contract Negotiation Delays

Climate Change, Strategic Competition biggest threats to Aotearoa New Zealand: Ministry of Defence

Kuwait Receives Its First 2 Eurofighter Typhoon Multi-Role Fighter Jets

Finland Officially Selects F-35s As Hornet Replacements

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