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, No 4, Friday 18th February, 2022

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  • Taiwan quietly releases new offset policy

    The Industrial Cooperation Programme Office (ICPO) has released four documents outlining Taiwan’s new industrial cooperation guidelines. The policy has already received major pushback from industry members.

  • Saudi Arabia launches human capital strategy to promote local production

    The General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) has launched a capability development strategy for Saudi Arabia’s defence sector. The Military Industries Human Capital Strategy (MIHC) takes the Kingdom one step closer to its goal of 50 percent defence localisation by 2030.

  • UAE: ICV programme is “latest round of hoops”

    Defence attachés in the UAE are on tenterhooks to learn how Tawazun’s cooperation with the country’s in-country value (ICV) programme will change defence procurement programmes. Foreign contractors will have to continue favouring Abu Dhabi suppliers when devising offset projects, says a Gulf security expert.

  • Leaked report reveals Hunter-class frigate in disarray

    BAE Systems is facing backlash over a leaked naval engineering report from the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) indicating that the Hunter-class frigate programme is riddled with design flaws and prioritises foreign supply chains over Australian suppliers.

  • Indonesia buys Rafale aircraft and Scorpèse-class submarines with joint production and technology transfer

    France and Indonesia have signed a slew of deal for Dassault Aviation’s Rafale aircraft, Naval Group’s Scorpèse-class submarines, Thales Group’s telecommunication technology, and Nexter Munitions’ high calibre munitions. The deals will promote joint production and technology transfer.


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