Weekend Briefing (2-6 May)

Welcome to Overt Defense’s Weekend Briefing where we round up the week’s most interesting and important defense news. In this weekend’s issue, we cover many topics including multi-national drills in New Caledonia, the Philippine resurrection of its armored corps, the DPRK Armed Forces Anniversary parade, new thermal optics for the US Army and Eielson Air Force Base completes its stand up for F-35A operations. You can check out the full list of articles down below.

Aussie, French and Kiwi Troops Train in New Caledonia

US Army Awards $1 Billion in Contracts for Individual Thermal Weapon Sights

Eielson Air Force Base Completes Two-year F-35A build-up

Slovakia to Repair and Modernize Ukrainian Armored Vehicles

Philippine Army Reactivates its Tank Battalion

Royal Australian Air Force Aviators Conduct NGJ-MB Training with US Navy Sailors

German Chancellor Scholz Discusses Security While in Japan

North Korea Celebrates Armed Forces Anniversary Amid Nuclear Threats

Supply Delays Lead Taiwan to Consider Alternatives to US Howitzers

Korean Intelligence Joins NATO Cyber Defense Center

Denmark to Procure New Carl-Gustaf M4s

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