Chinese firm Huawei has been holding talks with Russian information security companies to collaborate with them over hardware and Operating Systems (OS) after being shunned by their American counterparts.
Over the past few months, Huawei has contacted several Russian firms, including the developers of Elbrus processors and Basalt SPO, MCST micro-processor company, as well as a producer of software and information security equipment.
“The Chinese are interested in using the Elbrus processor in hardware, such as servers. However, negotiations are still at a nascent stage,” RBC reported, quoting sources as saying on Wednesday.
Moscow-based Basalt SPO is a company that develops a software platform to produce Alt processing systems, which are being used in Russian operating systems for workstations and servers.
“Huawei wants to license Alt operating systems in order to use them in its own computers and servers. Negotiations have been ongoing for several months already, with both sides strongly interested in cooperation,” one of the sources said.
Huawei computers and servers will reportedly be sold both in Russia and in Asian markets once the Alt licensing process is complete.
“We are interested in cooperating with large international corporations,” general director of Basalt SPO, Aleksey Smirnov, said. Smirnov declined to divulge any other details.
Huawei reportedly started negotiating a replacement for Android OS with the Aurora OS which is currently being developed by Russian Mobile Platform in June. The possibility of installing the Aurora operating system on Huawei smartphones has even been discussed during a meeting of Russian and Chinese leaders. They have also talked about the potential localization of some of Huawei’s production facilities in Russia. Huawei has also launched a pilot 5G project with the Russian telecom MTS.
The Sri Lankan navy on Monday, received a P-625 naval frigate at Colombo port, as a ‘gift from China. In
Opposing United States approval for Taiwans request to buy $2.2 Billion worth defense hardware, the Chinese foreign ministry has asked Washington to scrap the deal
A locally-developed technology has enabled Chinese aerial early warning (AEW) aircraft such as the KJ-200, KJ-500 and KJ-2000 to increase electromagnetic resources efficiency. Developed by Tang Xiaobin, a senior scientist at the state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), the technology works by separating different electromagnetic energies into two categories: One that boosts certain capabilities, and one that hinders certain capabilities,
Russian Helicopters is planning to re-engineer and manufacture nearly 30 different helicopter parts using 3D printing technology, starting from 2020. "This year we are finishing the re-engineering of around 30 different parts and details that will be manufactured using additive technologies
The American companies may soon be allowed to re-start new sales to Huawei in two weeks, a senior US official said on Monday. “The US may approve licenses for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks,” the senior US official was quoted as saying by
Russia Knocks Down Israel Drone Over Syria
Lockheed Wins US Navy's Super Hornet IR Search and Track System Contract
General Dynamics To Support Saudi's SLAM-ER Weapon System
Raytheon Wins $80M Lightweight Torpedo Contract for US, India, 4 Others
Israel to Modernise Ukrainian MiG-29 Jets for $440M
MiG-35 Shows Off New AESA Radar at MAKS 2019
Russian S-300s, S-400s Fail to Detect Israeli F-35s Flying Over Syria: Reports...
Russia Unveils its Biggest Ever Drone to Compete with US Global Hawk
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...
Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS)
The MiG-29, one of Russias most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an...