Weekend Briefing (31 January – 4 February)

Welcome to Overt Defense’s Weekend Briefing where we round up the week’s most interesting and important defense news. As February begins, we continue to cover the latest from around the world. In today’s Weekend Briefing you can find articles on UAE interception of Houthi ballistic missile attacks, Russia’s continued build up on Ukraine’s borders, the 7th Fleet’s loss of an F-35C, the implications of India’s new defense budget, the 82nd Airborne Division’s deployment to Europe, the raid which killed ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, and much more. The list of articles is available down below.

UAE Intercepts Third Houthi Ballistic Missile In Three Weeks

JASDF Aggressor F-15 Goes Missing Over Sea Of Japan

3D Printed Ramp Seals Fitted to C-130J

U.S. Navy Confirms Authenticity Of F-35C Crash Video, Photograph

New Mexico National Guard Deployed as Substitute Teachers

Ukraine: No Evidence Of Russian Medical Stockpiling So Far

US Cancels $130 Million in Military Aid to Egypt Over Human Rights Concerns

Two CEOs, Broker Detained In Malaysian Littoral Combat Ship Program Corruption Investigation

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu Visits The Largest Drone Manufacturing Facility In Russia

British Army Confirms Intentions For Precision Strike Missile Procurement

Egypt Agrees to Buy K9 Howitzers from South Korea for $1.7 Billion

The First Musherib Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Is Delivered to The Qatari Emiri Navy

Lockheed Martin & Airbus Detail LMXT Strategic Tanker Manufacturing Plans

US To Temporarily Forward Deploy 2,000 Troops To Europe

Indian Defence Budget: Navy, Coast Guard And Border Infrastructure Gets Massive Increase

President Biden Decides to Designate Qatar as a Major Non-NATO Ally

UK Publishes Defence Space Strategy; Pledges £1.4 Billion to Space Defense

Spain Gives The “Green Light” To The Eurodrone Program

ISIS Leader Killed in US Special Operations Raid in Syria, Biden says

Defense Industry President İsmail Demir Announces The Goals of the Turkish Defense Industry for 2022

Taiwan’s Navy Commissions First Two Minelaying Squadrons

Pakistan Receives Modernized IL-78 Refueling Tanker Aircraft From Ukraine

French Army Reports It Neutralized 60 Terrorists in Burkina Faso

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