AVIC Rejected from Namibia Airport Road Project

On August 12, the Namibian Roads Authority reviewed bid recommendations for phase 2A of the Windhoek-Hosea Kutako International Airport road upgrade in Namibia.  In this process, the agency reportedly rejected the submission of AVIC International, due to concerns that the bid was artificially low and that costs would be increased later once the contract was awarded.  The same issue arose with China State Construction ...

After Removal from F-35 Program, Turkey Considers Su-35 Procurement

On August 12, Rostec indicated that it would be prepared to sell Su-35 fighters to Turkey.  This followed a report in the Turkish media on August 10 that local defense procurement authorities had called on the Turkish military to consider acquiring the aircraft. On July 17, the United States announced that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 next generation fighter program in response to Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 missile ...

Huawei Confirms 6G Research at Ottawa Lab

On August 13, 2019, Huawei confirmed that it was researching 6G technology in its Ottawa laborayory and currently in talks with Canadian university researchers for joint development of next generation networks.  The shift to 6G research comes as 5G technology leaves the lab and hits the global market, freeing up company resources for research into new technologies. The early move toward 6G has worried some observers, noting that, in the ...