15.02.13 Defence sector in Turkey
Turkey is one of the world’s largest defence and security equipment markets and is developing an increasingly sophisticated indigenous defence and security industry. Increasing external and internal threats puts the Turkish government under pressure to increase defence and security spending.
15.02.13 Defence & security sector in Ireland
The main opportunities lie in domestic anti-terrorism, defence against organised crime, anti-smuggling activities, together with international peace keeping operations.
25.10.12 Defence & security sector in Spain
Spain remains committed to the development of joint, deployable, expeditionary armed forces, able to contribute to the full range of Alliance missions. Paradoxically, budget constraints may uncover new business opportunities as the MoD considers PPP schemes to maintain operability levels
29.08.12 Defence and Security sector in Egypt
The security market is growing in Egypt and a significant increase in demand is expected over the next few years.
29.08.12 Defence sector in India
India’s defence market is booming. The Indians are vigorously pursuing a policy of “self-reliance”, moving away from importing 70% of their equipment to designing, developing, manufacturing and supporting 70% indigenously. Currently some 50% of Indian defence equipment is rated as obsolete. Therefore, some £60Bn will be spent on new capital equipment over the next 5 years.
When it comes to defence and security, France and the UK are the two leading European countries and account for approximately two thirds of total European spending (approx. €43 billion for the UK and €39 billion for France).
The Republic of Cyprus has been a full EU member since 2004 and in July 2012 Cyprus will take over the rotating Presidency of the EU for six months. The UK has had an excellent general trade relationship with the country with UK exports of goods to Cyprus in 2011 reaching £668m. Cyprus ranks 44th export market for the UK. However for the export of defence and security equipment it is important to understand the regional situation.
Despite Greece’s well publicised financial difficulties, defence and security equipment purchases remain important.