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 South Korean cooperation with Romania, Pakistan’s maritime modernization program, and India’s light fighter jet export strategy.

  1. South Korea’s arms manufacturers continue to expand their footprint in Eastern Europe, this time in the form of cooperation with Romanian manufacturers in the areas of anti-aircraft technology, ground weapons systems, and ammunition. Read more: https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2023/02/419_345138.html
  2. Fascinating analysis of the lengths Pakistan is going to in order to modernize its maritime capabilities. The breadth of its arms import strategy is notable and it will be interesting to examine the extent to which China amplifies its role in Pakistan’s military modernization efforts. Continue reading: https://www.defensenews.com/smr/defending-the-pacific/2023/02/13/how-are-pakistans-naval-modernization-plans-coming-along/?utm_campaign=dfn-ebb&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sailthru&SToverlay=2002c2d9-c344-4bbb-8610-e5794efcfa7d
  3. India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is targeting Argentina, Egypt, Botswana, and Malaysia for sales of its Tejas light fighter jet. However, it’s squaring off in Malaysia with, you guessed it, South Korea. Learn more: https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/indias-hal-talks-with-four-countries-export-tejas-fighter-jets-2023-02-14/

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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