Weekend Briefing (24-28 January)

Welcome to Overt Defense’s Weekend Briefing where we round up the week’s most interesting and important defense news. We continue reporting on the current tensions between Russia and Ukraine, but there were plenty of other news stories from around the world including the first operational use of THAAD, aid efforts to Tonga and the US Navy’s 7th Fleet exercised in the Pacific. Check out the full list of this week’s coverage below!

US Embassy Personnel Families Ordered To Leave Ukraine

Vice Admiral Schönbach Head of the German Navy Resigns Over His Remarks on The Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Report: THAAD Destroyed Houthi Ballistic Missile In First Operational Use

US Begins work in Timor to Rehabilitate Airfield & Reinvigorate Local Air Capabilities

U.S. Exploring Accelerating Deliveries Of New F-16Vs For Taiwan

International Community Mobilizes to Support Tonga

The Hisar O+ Air Defense System Enters Into Service With the Turkish Armed Forces

Four US Navy Capital Ships Train With JMSDF In The Philippines Sea

Littoral Combat Ships Visit Manila & Subic Bay

Neptune: Analyzing Ukraine’s Anti-Ship Missile

Ukrainian Soldier Shoots Five Dead at Factory

Algerian Air Force Receives Its First C-130J Super Hercules Transport Aircraft

Syrian Democratic Forces Claim Securing Of Prison Attacked By Islamic State

Indian Navy Conducts Joint Exercise, Prepares For Fleet Review And Exercise MILAN

Denmark Withdraws Special Forces From Mali Counterterrorism Mission

First Batch Of Ukrainian NLAW Instructors Complete Training

Editorial: The Berlin Affliction

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