Weekend Briefing (3-7 January)

Welcome to Overt Defense’s Weekend Briefing where we round up the week’s most interesting and important defense news. We welcome New Year with a raft of interesting articles focused on events from around the world. This week we have published stories on Pakistan’s jet procurement, the development of events in Kazakhstan, F-35 fighter interest in Thailand, Iran ballistic missile tests, and much more. Check out our full list of articles from this week is below.

First Evolved Cape Class Begins Sea Trials

Pakistan Purchases 25 J-10C Multi-Role Fighter Jets from China

Thai Air Force Head Interested In F-35 Procurement

Finnish President Reiterates Freedom To Join NATO

Israel Signs An Agreement To Purchase 12 CH-53K King Stallions And Two KC-46 Pegasus Refueling Aircraft

EOTECH Acquires Night Vision Specialists Photonics

Reports: Russia Steps Up Mercenary Recruiting For Donbas Deployments

U.S. Led Coalition In Syria Comes Under Rocket Artillery Fire

Houthi Rebels Capture Ship With Saudi Military Equipment

Indian Navy To Test Rafale M For INS Vikrant From SBTF

North Korea Launches First Ballistic Missile of 2022

UPDATED: CSTO “Peacekeepers” Deploy To Suppress Kazakh Protests

Australia and Japan Sign Historic Agreement To Boost Military Ties

Qatar Emiri Air Force Receives First NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter

South Korea’s K2NO MBT Undertakes Tests In Norway

Norway’s F-16s Have Flown Their Last QRA Sortie

Soaring Gas Prices Cause Massive Protests in Kazakhstan

US Sanctions Bosnian Serb Leader Dodik For “Destabilizing And Corrupt Activity”

Kazakh Security Forces Cleared To “Fire Without Warning” On Protesters

Netherlands Declare Initial Operational Capability of Its F-35s

Iran Increases Range of “Qiam” Ballistic Missile To 1000 Kilometers

South Korea Grounds F-35As Following Belly Landing Incident

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