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United Kingdom Defence and Security Report Q2 2014

  • March 2014
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 89 pages

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

The United Kingdom is one of the most significant defence spenders in Europe and the wider world. BMI
calculates that the country will spend US$71.4bn on defence in 2014. This is a significant increase from the
US$65.9bn that the UK spent on defence in 2013. By 2018, we expect the UK to spend up to US$95bn on
defence.

As regards procurement and defence modernisation, in February 2014 the British Army completed the
preliminary design review for its Warrior infantry fighting vehicles. The British Army plans to upgrade all
643 of its vehicles with a service entry for these upgraded platforms scheduled for 2018.
As of January 2014, the RAF had received seven of its 14 A330-MRTT aircraft. A further two will be
delivered in 2014, taking the total fleet size to nine. Meanwhile, it was announced in January 2014 that the
RAF has taken delivery of the first of three Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavylift helicopters from a total
eventual fleet size of 14 aircraft. Finally, the last of the Royal Navy's Type-45 'Daring' class air defence
destroyers HMS Duncan entered service with the fleet in late December 2014.

Table Of Contents

United Kingdom Defence and Security Report Q2 2014
BMI Industry View 7
SWOT 8
United Kingdom Security SWOT . 8
United Kingdom Defence SWOT .. 10
Political . 12
Economic .. 14
Business Environment 15
Industry Forecast .. 16
Defence Expenditure . 16
Table: Defence Expenditure .. . 17
Table: Defence Expenditure Scenario - Changing % Of GDP, 2010-2018 (US$mn) . 18
Armed Forces And Government Spending 18
Table: Armed Forces ('000 personnel, unless otherwise stated) .. 19
Defence Trade 19
Table: Defence Trade Balance (US$mn) . 19
Exports 20
Table: Defence Exports (US$mn) 20
Imports 20
Table: Defence Imports (US$mn) . 21
Macroeconomic Forecasts .. 22
Table: United Kingdom - Economic Activity ..25
Industry Risk Reward Ratings 26
Developed States Security Risk Ratings .. 26
Table: Developed States Regional Security Ratings . 26
Table: Developed States State Vulnerability To Terrorism Index .27
United Kingdom Security Risk Ratings 27
Market Overview 29
United Kingdom Defence Market Overview .. 29
Armed Forces And Government Spending 29
Weapons of Mass Destruction . 43
Industry Trends and Developments 44
Imports 47
Exports 48
United Kingdom Security Overview . 50
Domestic Threats .. 50
Regional Threats 54
International Threats 54
Company Profile . 58
BAE Systems . 58
GKN .. 61
QinetiQ . 63
Rolls Royce .. 65
Regional Overview 67
Europe Security Overview . 67
Global Industry Overview .. 76
Global Political Outlook 76
Table: Election Timetable, 2014 . 81
Methodology . 85
Industry Forecast Methodology . 85
Sector-Specific Methodology .. 86
Sources 87
Risk/Reward Rating Methodology . 87
Sector-Specific Methodology .. 88
Table: Security Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators . . 88
Table: Weighting Of Indicators . . 89

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