Weekend Briefing (18-22 July)

Welcome to Overt Defense’s Weekend Briefing where we round up the week’s most exciting and important defense news. In this weekend’s issue topics including the second hypersonic ARRW booster test, 22 SAS war crimes allegations, Morocco’s H135M procurement, drone crashes and much more. You can check out the complete list of articles down below.

US Air Force Conducts Second Successful Hypersonic ARRW Booster Test

Rafael To Showcase The New 5th Generation ‘Ice Breaker’ Missile At the Farnborough International Airshow

Kanoya Mayor Approves MQ-9 Reaper Deployment

China & Pakistan Holds Navy Exercise Off Shanghai

MQ-9 Reaper Has Crashed in Romania

Lockheed Martin Delivers US Army’s First Upgraded M270A2 MLRS

Venezuela Showcases Iranian-Derrived ANSU 100 And ANSU 200 Drones for the First Time

The Philippines Conducts Multi-Agency Maritime Security Exercise Kadagatan 2022

John Bolton Claims Experience In Planning Foreign Coups

Subaru Delivers First Production UH-2 JGSDF Utility Helicopter

Northrop Grumman Completes PDR of 300kW Scalable High-Energy Laser


BBC Claim 22SAS Conducted ‘Extrajudicial Killings’ in Afghanistan

A New Defence White Paper for Aotearoa New Zealand?

US Drone Strike Kills ISIL Syria Leader

“Extreme Temperature” Halts Flight Operations At RAF Brize Norton

Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Unveils Its First Drone Division in The Indian Ocean

The Next Generation: An Overview Of Indian Navy’s Surface Fleet Plans

General Dynamics Contracted To Procure M1A2 Trophy Ready Kits

Norway Launches Fundraising Campaign To Buy A Bayraktar TB2 Drone for Ukraine

Turkey Officially Launches TF-X Stealth Fighter Engine Competition

USAF Airman Arrested In Syria Sabotage Probe

Australian AEGIS Destroyer Visits Manila

Mali Expels UN Peacekeeping Mission Spokesman Over Tweets

Naval Group Begins Construction of Greece’s 2nd FDI Belharra class Frigate

Air National Guard Performs First JASSM Test Launch From “Pre-Block” F-16

Turkey’s First Beyond-Visual-Range Air-to-Air Missile Gökdoğan Successfully Test-Fired

Royal Moroccan Air Force Orders A Fleet of H135 Light Utility Helicopters From Airbus

IAF To Upgrade Mi-17s With EW Suites, Looks For Vehicle Mounted GPS Jammers

Raytheon Delivers SPY-6(V)3 Array for Future USS John F. Kennedy.

Fincantieri Delivers Second Musherib Class Offshore Patrol Vessel to Qatar

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