Canada Defence & Security Report Q4 2014

Oct 1, 2014 - Business Monitor International - 63 pages - USD $1,295
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Canadian defence spending has been steadily increasing as the country has sought to address concerns over maritime sovereignty and the protection of natural resources. However, cost saving measures are being considered and in some cases implemented so that the long term goals are met. T he reduction in short term defence spending could cause delay s for certain much-needed procurements to bring the country in line with its NATO peers' spending in anticipation of deployments to counter ISIS movements .

Current plans are to upgrade, enhance and to extend the life of their current military technology. The CF-18 jet-fighters will now have upgrades to extend their life. This is due to a firm decision still not being made as to whether Canada will procure the 65 F-35 Lightning-II war planes in line with the Joint Strike Programme. However, with the US currently considering cuts in their defence spending this has caused speculation that the contract for Canada's new fighter will not go to Lockheed-Martin but be placed up for auction. With no decision made, the outcome of what will replace the ageing CF-18's will most likely not be made until after the general election later in 2015.

The involvement in another overseas conflict has caused Canada to reconsider their defence budget and thus delay the procurement plans yet again in an effort to save costs. In the short term this means that the enhancements of the 'Halifax' class frigates will continue as planned but the replacement of their CF-18 Jet-fighters has been put on hold. The need for weapons is still an issue being discussed within the Canadian government however with pressure from the United States and the United Kingdom to help engage Islamic State (IS) targets this could push forward the procurement of these weapons.

With the RCAF's announced requirements for a new air-to-air missile to replace its existing AIM-9M Sidewinder weapons, these have proceedings are under review due to involvement...

The Canada Defence & Security Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent forecasts for national and international security, the defence industry, military expenditure, employment in arms production, and arms imports and exports, as well as examining industry trends and prospects, national and multinational arms producers and the regulatory environment.

BMI's Canada Defence & Security Report provides professionals, consultancies, government departments, regulatory bodies and researchers with independent forecasts and regional competitive intelligence on the Canadian defence and security industry.

Key Benefits
  • Benchmark BMI's independent defence and security industry forecasts on Canada to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Canadian defence and security market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Asia defence and security sector through reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Asia.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. KPIs and latest activity).
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Global and Regional Political Outlooks

A strategic overview of the world's major political risks, identifying countries facing leadership successions and nations at risk of upheaval, inter-state conflict or separatism and insurgencies, plus a summary of the world's 'wild card' low-probability high-impact risks.

SWOT Analysis

Snapshot evaluation of the major issues affecting the defence and security sectors, economy and politics, with issues subdivided into 'Strengths', 'Weaknesses', 'Opportunities' and 'Threats'.

Political Risk Assessment

Drawing on BMI's heritage of more than 25 years of Country Risk analysis, this comprehensively evaluates the key risks to domestic politics and foreign relations, focusing on issues most likely to affect either domestic security or the defence sector.

Security Risk Analysis

BMI's proprietary Security Risk Rankings provide a reliable - and country comparable - guide to conflict, terrorism and criminal risk, backed up by our analyst's latest assessment of each component. Furthermore, drawing on our country risk expertise, we assess the state's vulnerability to a serious - or prolonged - terrorist campaign.

Armed Forces Spending/Expenditure

The reports contain a detailed breakdown of areas of expenditure by the armed forces, these include spending on international deployments, WMDs and missile defence systems as well as individual breakdowns of the cost-per-soldier.

Domestic Security Overview

The domestic security overview lists the various potential internal security threats facing a country, ranging from internal security issues such as terrorism, cyber terrorism, crime and drugs, to external security issues including general defence procedures and potential threats from specific countries.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series and forecasts to end-2018 for key industry indicators supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

Budgets & Expenditure: Defence expenditure (local currency and US$bn); defence expenditure (% of total budget); defence expenditure (% of GDP); defence expenditure per capita, US$; defence budget (local currency and US$bn).

Employment: Employment in arms production (`000s); employment in arms production (% of labour force).

Macroeconomic: BMI's forecasts and analysis of all headline macroeconomic indicators, including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.

Company Profiles

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Domestic Security Overview

The reports also provide a regional overview which details specific issues and flashpoints affecting , along with potential risks in the coming year.


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