Weekend Briefing (14-18 February)

Welcome to Overt Defense’s Weekend Briefing where we round up the week’s most interesting and important defense news. We continue to deliver more fascinating news from around the World regarding military technology, events and cover a multitude of subjects. This week we focused on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Lockheed Martin abandon plans to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne, Poland’s M1 Abrams procurement moves forward, Ireland’s Defense review, the French withdrawal from Mali, and much more. The full list of the week’s articles is available below.

US, UK & Canada Withdraw Military Instructors From Ukraine Over Fear Of Russian Invasion With “No Notice”

Report: Defence Forces Unable to ‘Credibly Defend Ireland’

Lockheed Martin Terminates $4.4 Billion Purchase Of Aerojet Rocketdyne

Brazilian Air Force, Embraer Reach Agreement On KC-390 Order Reduction

Ukrainian President Declares “Day of Unity” and New Measures Amidst Invasion Fears

Elbit Systems To Showcase The Skylark 3 Hybrid Propulsion Small Tactical UAS at Singapore Airshow 2022

Canada to Provide Small Arms to Ukraine

UK & Japan Sign Agreement On Joint Fighter Radar Development

IAI To Showcase the Blue Spear Surface-to-Surface Missile System For the First Time at the Singapore Airshow

East Asian Navies Arrive In Tonga – Relief Efforts Continue

Department of Defense Finds US Defense Industry Has Over Consolidated

Lithuanian Stinger Instructors Depart For Ukraine

Japanese Defense Minister Says Japan Has the Right to Preemptively Strike Overseas Bases

GM Defense Joins General Dynamics Land Systems OMFV Team

France Announces Troop Withdrawal from Mali

Russian-Backed Ukrainian Separatists Shell Kindergarten

Thomas Global Selected by RNZAF to Upgrade 757 Fleet

US State Department Approves Polish M1A2 SEPv3 Sale

Iraq Receives T-72 Main Battle Tanks and BMP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicles From Bulgaria

Rheinmetall Debuts Lynx 120 Mechanized Fire Support Vehicle

Biden Convinced Putin Has Made Decision To Invade Ukraine