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, No 15, Monday 08th August, 2016

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  • Russian import substitution rules have far-reaching implications for foreign players

    Russia’s federal and regional governments are increasingly demanding localisation, including for defence products. The government has adopted action plans for import substitution, reducing foreign-made industrial products and replacing them with domestic items by 50-100 percent by 2020.

  • Korean delegation asks for core technologies – USG defers

    South Korea has called on the U.S. to transfer core technologies it needs to build its own fighter jets under the ‘KF-X’ project. The request came as delegates met in Washington, DC for the first ever American / Korean Defence Technology Strategy and Cooperation Group meeting. The Koreans have expressed concerns about the performance of an offset project.

  • Canada: Frigate designers must hand over intellectual property

    Canada’s National Defence and Public Services has demanded that ship designers for the country’s frigate replacement programme hand over most of the intellectual property data for the vessels’ combat systems. A copy of the draft RfP, obtained by CBC News, shows that the federal government is asking…..

  • South Africa’s Seriti Commission Report rumbles on!

    South African arms deal critic, Terry Crawford-Browne, has asked the Constitutional Court to set aside the Seriti Commission’s report. The report was released by President Jacob Zuma in April 2016 and found that the offsets meant to flow from the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages (SDPP) have “substantially materialised.”

  • BAE Systems is negotiating ‘Saudi British defence co-operation programme’ renewal

    The current five-year Saudi British Defence Co-operation Programme is due to expire at the end of 2016. Discussions between BAE Systems, the UK government and Saudi Arabia are under way to define the terms of the next five-year contract.


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