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New Market Report: United States Defence & Security Report Q2 2013

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2013-04-20 05:29:57 - New Defense research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research

The United States is planning to withdraw from its decade-long military presence in Afghanistan from 2014. As the US reduces its footprint in the country, it will hand over an increasing share of the security burden to the Afghan National Army and police force.

The eventual withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan is expected to yield significant savings to the Department of Defense budget. For fiscal year (FY) 2013, President Obama has requested US$525.4bn.

During the next decade, the Pentagon is expected to make budget savings of up to US$487bn, which will be achieved, in part, by the cessation of military operations in Afghanistan. That said, the defence budget is also threatened with significant contraction via a process known as sequestration which

has already cut this year's budget by US$46bn, and is set to trigger a further US$500bn of reductions over the next decade.

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Over the long term, the US will make a major reduction in the size of its strategic nuclear weapons inventory. Currently, around 5,000 operational and reserve nuclear warheads are in the possession of the US armed forces, including around 200 tactical nuclear weapons. The New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) agreement between Russia and the US will see the Department of Defense reduce its air-launched and sea-launched nuclear weapons delivery systems.

Although ballistic missile defence efforts proved highly controversial during the administration of President George W. Bush, they have continued, albeit in a different form, under President Obama's administration. The Missile Defence Agency, the branch of the Pentagon supervising ballistic missile defence initiatives, is currently pursuing several programmes aimed at destroying ballistic missiles during their boost, ascent, midcourse and terminal phases of flight.

Missile defence technology is only one area that the Pentagon is pouring significant funds. The Department of Defense continues to pursue several major defence acquisition projects, not least of which is the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning-II Joint Strike Fighter family of combat aircraft. This is in addition to scores of other programmes across all five US armed services. The abiding raison d'etre of many of these initiatives is to make the force more agile and deployable, while at the same time improving the connectivity between soldiers, vehicles, weapons and command and control systems.

Since Q113, BMI has made some changes to the United States Defence and Security Report. These include

* A discussion of the likely effects of sequestration on the country's defence budget and defence posture.
* The likely impact of sequestration on programmes and spending priorities of America's army, air force, navy, marine corps and coastguard.

Report Table of Contents:

BMI Industry View
- United States Defence SWOT
- United States Security SWOT
- Business Environment
- Economic
- Political
Macroeconomic Forecasts
- Macroeconomic Forecast
- GDP By Expenditure Breakdown
- Risks To Outlook
- Table: United States - GDP By Expenditure
Industry Forecast
- Armed Forces
- Table: Armed Forces ('000 personnel, unless otherwise stated)
- Table: Manpower Available For Military Services (aged 16-49, unless otherwise stated)
- Defence Expenditure
- Table: Defence Expenditure
- Table: Defence Expenditure Scenario - Changing % Of GDP (US$mn)
- Defence Trade
- Table: Defence Exports (US$mn)
- Table: Defence Imports (US$mn)
- Table: Defence Trade Balance (US$mn)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
- Security Risk Analysis
- Table: Developed States Security Risk Ratings (scores out of 100, with 100 the best)
- Table: Developed States Vulnerability To Terrorism Index (scores out of 100, with 100 the best)
Market Overview
- United States Market Overview
- Armed Forces and Government Spending
- Table: Foreign Deployments
- Industry Trends and Developments
- Arms Trade Overview
Industry Trends And Developments
- Political Outlook
- Table: United States: Domestic Politics Table
- Security Overview
- External Security
- Internal Security
- Table: Regional Insurgent Groups - US-Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs)
Company Profile
- Boeing
- L-3 Communications
- Lockheed Martin
- Northrop Grumman
- Raytheon
Global Industry Overview
- Global Political Outlook
- Eurozone
- Iran War Risks Rising In 2013
- Syrian Conflict To Continue, Post-Assad
- Caucasus At Risk Of Armenia-Azerbaijan War
- Korean Peninsula Facing Mixed Outlook
- Asia's Maritime Island Disputes
- Table: Election Timetable, 2013
Demographic Forecast
- Table: Canada's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
- Table: Canada's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
- Table: Canada's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
- Table: Canada's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
- How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
- Defence Industry
- Sources

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