China’s State-Owned MCC to Operationalize Juzzak Airstrip in Balochistan, Pakistan

On August 31, 2021, MCC Resources Development Limited (MRDL), a subsidiary of China’s state-owned Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC), received a license from Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to operationalize the Juzzak Airstrip in Balochistan, Pakistan.  The airstrip was reportedly upgraded earlier this year.

Russia’s State-Owned Defense Conglomerate, Rostec, to Provide “Comprehensive Security” for  Venezuela’s Power Infrastructure

On August 3, Russia's TASS News Agency reported that the Russian state-owned enterprise and defense conglomerate, Rostec, signed an agreement with the National Electricity Corporation of Venezuela (Corpoelec) to implement joint projects to support the “comprehensive security” of Venezuela’s national power infrastructure.  The exact details of the agreement are unclear, but it represents only the latest in a trend of Russian involvement in ...

Russian Surveillance Technology Company, Ntechlab, to Export Facial Recognition Software to India

On June 29, Russian facial recognition technology company, Ntechlab, announced that, in the next month, it will deploy its software across 30 Indian Railways stations, with aspirations to expand the company’s surveillance system throughout the entire Indian railway network. Ntechlab is backed by RT-Business, a subsidiary of the state-owned defense enterprise, Rostec. It is also backed by the Russian Direct Investment Fund among other ...