Weekend Briefing (17-21 January)

Welcome to Overt Defense’s Weekend Briefing where we round up the week’s most interesting and important defense news. This week we examined the unfolding events in Ukraine, the launch of Turkey’s first domestically built intelligence vessel, the maiden flight of the first new-production Tu-160Ms, a fatal accident aboard INS Ranvir and the operation of four US task forces in the Pacific. Catch up on these stories and much more below!

Pilot Confirmed Deceased Following Taiwanese F-16V Training Crash

Update on Poland’s Abrams Procurement

Russia’s Modernized Tu-160M Bomber Makes Its Flight Debut

Germany: Still No Defensive Arms For Ukraine, But “High Price” For Russian Aggression

Pakistan Releases Public Version Of First Ever National Security Policy

USN Jets Visit Strategic Nation of Palau

UK Delivers Light Anti-Tank Defensive Weapon Systems To Ukraine

Turkey’s First Domestic Intelligence Vessel TCG Ufuk Enters Into Service With The Turkish Navy

Presidents of Ukraine and Azerbaijan Sign a Joint Declaration on Deepening Strategic Partnership

Russian Eastern Military District Troops Arrive In Belarus

Secretary of State Blinken Visits Ukraine In New Diplomatic Push

Three Indian Navy Personnel Killed In Explosion Onboard INS Ranvir

Israel and The US Complete Test of Arrow-3 Anti-Ballistic Missile System

Australia and New Zealand Respond to Eruption in Tonga

France Delivers The First Batch of Rafale Aircraft To Greece

BrahMos Missile With ‘Enhanced Capability’ Successfully Test-fired By India

UAE Intelligence Chief To Visit Washington Following Abu Dhabi Drone Attack

Four US Navy Capital Ships Operate in Western Pacific Simultaneously

Uzbekistan Begins Production of ‘Lochin’ Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Saab Announces Indian AT4 Contract, Sees More Opportunities In India

Baltic Nations To Supply Javelin, Stinger Missiles As Military Aid For Ukraine

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