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Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/30/2015 -- Landmark constitutional changes in 2014 will continue to have a significant impact on Japan's defence policy and role in regional and international security in 2015. Key reforms to Article 9 of the constitution have opened the doors to the international market for Japanese defence firms, who can now export defence systems and cooperate on joint ventures with international partners. In addition, these constitutional changes have edged Japan towards military normalisation, paving the way for a more active role in regional security. To make these amendments actionable, the Ministry of Defence has requested a record 3.5% budget increase, which will be used to fund major new acquisitions in maritime and air security.
Following a decade of defence cuts, the Ministry is seeking its third successive defence budget increase in 2015. Military expenditure will increase to USD42.3bn for FY2015, starting April next year. The additional funding would be earmarked for the purchase of 20 maritime patrol aircrafts, six stealth fighters, five tilt-rotator aircrafts, and three unmanned aerial vehicles, which is part of a wider five-year spending plan. Japan will build a Dynamic Joint Defence Force, which emphasises both soft and hard aspects of readiness, sustainability, resiliency and connectivity, reinforced by advanced technology and capability.
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The Abe government introduced unprecedented reforms to the constitution in April 2014, easing the restrictions on defence sector exports. We expect 2015 to see the first significant move within the new regulations when ShinMaywa signs a deal to sell 15 ShinMaywa US-2i Amphibious and Rescue (SAR) aircraft to India. The deal, expected when Prime Minister Modi visits Tokyo, will be worth USD1.65bn. The loosening on export restrictions will also allow Japan's defence companies to participate in some of the most technologically advanced joint ventures and to gain valuable expertise. In fact, Tokyo is actively encouraging such...
The Japan 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 Japan Defence & Security Report provides professionals, consultancies, government departments, regulatory bodies and researchers with independent forecasts and regional competitive intelligence on the Japanese defence and security industry.
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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.
Snapshot evaluation of the major issues affecting the defence and security sectors, economy and politics, with issues subdivided into Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.
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Historic data series and forecasts to end-2019 for key industry indicators supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.
- defence expenditure: Defence expenditure (local currency and USDbn); defence expenditure (% of total budget); defence expenditure per capita (USD); defence budget (local currency and USDbn).
- armed forces (to 2012): Manpower available for military service, Manpower fit for military service, Army Personnel, Navy Personnel, Air Force Personnel, Total armed forces, (?000) (% population).
- arms trade: Arms and ammunition exports and imports (USDmn); Bombs, grenades and missiles exports and imports (USDmn); Revolver and pistol exports and imports (USDmn); Military weapons excluding guns and swords exports and imports (USDmn).
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