Welcome to Traveling Spear, a weekly update on all things international arms sales, led by International Trade + Transactions Partner, Adam Munitz. This week, we dive into changes and key events in Japan, Colombia, and South Korea.

  1. Japan is taking substantive and groundbreaking measures to liberalize its arms export policies. First, it revised its National Security Strategy, and now, one month later, it is establishing a working group to advocate for a review of the country’s “three principles” of arms sales. Read more here: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/01/17/national/ldp-japan-defense-exports/
  2. Colombia is enhancing its tactical combat flight training and light attack capabilities by purchasing additional T-6Cs from Textron Aviation. Learn more: https://www.defensenews.com/air/2023/01/11/colombian-air-force-to-buy-more-t-6c-training-aircraft/?utm_campaign=dfn-ebb&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sailthru&SToverlay=2002c2d9-c344-4bbb-8610-e5794efcfa7d
  3. Major visit by South Korea’s President to the UAE on Sunday as the two countries solidify their relationship. This comes after South Korea’s recent sale of the M-SAM air defense system to the UAE, and amidst its ongoing construction of the Barakah nuclear power plant in the west. Continue reading: https://apnews.com/article/politics-united-arab-emirates-government-south-korea-e9718a10c181dcfd505db78a4127d9bd

About the Author

Author Adam Munitz is a member of Fluet’s International Trade + Transactions practice. Focusing primarily on the defense, security, and intelligence sectors, Adam helps businesses translate their domestic successes into overseas growth and assist foreign entities with sensitive investments in, and acquisitions of, U.S. businesses. Additional information regarding practice capabilities and previous representations can be found on the International Trade + Transactions Practice page. 

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