Welcome to Traveling Spear, a weekly update on all things international arms sales, led by International Trade + Transactions Partner, Adam Munitz. This week, we look at an armored vehicles sale to Argentina, a criticism of U.K. export licensing policy, Qatar’s expanding naval capability, and additional expansion of South Korea’s arms sales footprint.

  1. Sizeable sale of armored vehicles by Brazil to Argentina. It’s also possible that Argentina will indigenize some of the assembly process. Learn more at: https://www.defensenews.com/land/2023/02/01/argentina-negotiates-large-order-of-brazilian-guarani-armored-vehicles/?utm_campaign=dfn-ebb&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sailthru&SToverlay=2002c2d9-c344-4bbb-8610-e5794efcfa7d
  2. A U.K.-based organization is renewing its calls to block U.K. arms sales to Saudi Arabia by focusing on the government’s issuance of related export licenses. Continue reading: https://www.reuters.com/world/campaigners-challenge-british-arms-export-licences-saudi-arabia-2023-01-31/
  3. Qatar’s launch of its new Landing Platform Dock, manufactured by Fincantieri, reflects the Gulf country’s commitment to a superior naval fleet. It also highlights some of its unique vulnerabilities relative to those of its neighbors. Read more: https://breakingdefense.com/2023/02/qatari-navys-new-amphibious-ship-to-help-fulfil-nations-unique-needs/?utm_campaign=dfn-ebb&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sailthru&SToverlay=2002c2d9-c344-4bbb-8610-e5794efcfa7d
  4. Yet another sign that South Korea is positioned for growth in the arms export community as SNT Dynamics inks a deal to supply the transmissions for Turkey’s Altay tank. Continue reading: https://www.defensenews.com/industry/2023/02/03/turkey-picks-south-korean-transmission-for-altay-tank/?utm_campaign=dfn-ebb&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sailthru&SToverlay=2002c2d9-c344-4bbb-8610-e5794efcfa7d

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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