21 October

Speaking at an Aviation Week event, US Army aviation deputy programme executive officer Pat Mason said Covid-19 had revealed its “most fragile” suppliers. Mason added that the service had earlier investigated engine suppliers who were significantly exposed to the commercial industry. The downturn in commercial business as a result of Covid-19 has affected the cash flow of some smaller companies.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO ) has delivered 60 ventilators to the Albanian Ministry of Defence in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Delivery of the ventilators was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC).

Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the defence minister of Malaysia has announced that the armed forces will be setting up a makeshift treatment centre (MTC ) at the Kepayan prison to support its medical facility. The MTC will be used as a treatment and quarantine centre for inmates infected with Covid-19, and to curb the rise in number of positive cases.