2012-11-17 07:45:03 - Fast Market Research recommends "Singapore Defence & Security Report Q4 2012" from Business Monitor International, now available
The Singapore Defence and Security Report examines the country's strategic position in the Asia-Pacific region and the wider world. It provides an overview of the contemporary geopolitical challenges facing the country, and the challenges it may face in the future.
The report examines the trends occurring in the country's current and future defence procurement, and the order of battle across its armed forces. The intention is to provide a clear and concise discussion of these issues. The report's general conclusion is that Singapore has responded decisively to changes in its geopolitical environment brought about by the rise of China by further strengthening its alliance with the United States and encouraging Washington to play a greater role in South East Asia. The
embodiment of this strategic decision will be the stationing of up to four US Navy littoral combat ships in Singapore, as finally confirmed by the Singaporean government in June 2012.
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Within South East Asia itself, Singapore's military pre-eminence will remain unchallenged for the foreseeable future, with spending on defence set to remain high and a range of advanced new capabilities either already procured or in the process of being procured. Furthermore, Singapore is actively engaged in defence diplomacy with many important regional partners, such as China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. So although there is currently regional volatility centring on territorial disputes between China and a number of other parties, Singapore is well set to remain on the sidelines of these disagreements. Disharmony within Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a concern for Singapore and its South East Asian neighbours, however.
In BMI's view, an economic downturn would pose the most significant threat to Singapore's defence strategy. Singapore devotes an exceptionally high proportion of its national budget to defence, and any economic volatility could affect the country's ability to spend its way out of trouble when it comes to matters of security. With the Singaporean economy having contracted slightly in Q2 in terms of GDP largely as a result of volatility overseas, it is clear that the country's defence budget growth could prove vulnerable to a significant global downturn.
Over the last quarter BMI has revised the following forecasts/views:
* After several years of intensive defence procurement, Singapore is procured relatively little new equipment in Q2 as the SAF works to integrate the numerous new systems it has already acquired. Some procurements did proceed, however, notably for naval UAVs. The RSAF's first M436 trainer aircraft was rolled out in Q2. MINDEF is also preparing to move forwards with the acquisition of a new mid-air refuelling tanker aircraft, while continuing to evaluate the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
* A series of high-level discussions between US and Singaporean officials in Q2 and Q3 resulted in Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen confirming that up to four US Navy littoral combat ships will be permitted to dock in Singapore at any one time. However, Singapore has also made efforts to reach out to China during this process, with high-level discussions on Sino-Singaporean defence co-operation having also taken place.
* Singapore land systems manufacturer ST Kinetics signed a joint production and marketing agreement with a South African company that also makes armoured vehicles, as they seek to harness on another's presence in complementary markets.
Report Table of Contents:
- Singapore Security SWOT
- Singapore Defence Industry SWOT
- Singapore Political SWOT
- Singapore Economic SWOT
- Singapore Business Environment SWOT
Global Political Outlook
South East Asia Security Overview
- The Strategic Outlook For The 2010s
- South East Asia In A Global Context
- Challenges And Threats To Stability And Security
- Main Islamist Militant Groups In South East Asia
- Other Regional Threats
- Sino-US Rivalry In South East Asia
- The Outlook For South East Asia
Security Risk Analysis
- Table: Asia Pacific Regional Security Ratings
- Table: Asia Pacific State Vulnerability To Terrorism Index
- Singapore's Risk Ratings
- Internal Security Situation
- Table: Regional Insurgent Groups
- External Security Situation
- Territorial Disputes
- Bilateral And Multilateral Security
- Table: Actual And Attempted Piracy Attacks, 1996-2006
Armed Forces And Government Spending
- Armed Forces
- Defence And Military Alliances
- Defence Budget
- International Deployments
- Weapons Of Mass Destruction
- Industry Trends And Developments
- Arms Trade Overview
- Procurement Trends And Developments
Industry Forecast Scenario
- Armed Forces
- Armed Forces ('000 personnel, unless otherwise stated), 2000-2008
- Manpower Available For Military Services (aged 16-49, unless otherwise stated), 2009-2016
- Defence Expenditure
- Table: Singapore's Government Defence Expenditure, 2009-2016
- Table: Defence Expenditure Scenario - Changing % Of GDP (US$mn), 2009-2016
- Defence Trade
- Table: Singapore's Defence Imports, 2009-2016 (US$mn)
- Table: Singapore's Defence Exports, 2009-2016 (US$mn)
- Table: Singapore's Defence Trade Balance, 2009-2016 (US$mn)
- Table: Singapore - Economic Activity, 2011-2016
- Singapore Technologies Aero
- Singapore Technologies Electronics
- Singapore Technologies Kinetics
- Singapore Technologies Marine
- How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
- Defence Industry
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