New Defense market report from Business Monitor International: "Sudan Defence & Security Report Q4 2014"
Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/17/2014 -- Sudan is almost wholly dependent on the import of military equipment and services. It sources considerable supplies of equipment from Russia and China, both of which are willing to furnish the regime with arms despite it being under a number of major international sanctions. A key driver behind the expansion of its military capabilities will remain the deteriorating situation in South Sudan and the ongoing violence between warring factions, opposition groups and Government authorities.
Sudan continues to be wholly dependent on the import of military equipment and services, sourcing considerable supplies from Russia and China. Most of Sudan's imported small arms, light weapons, ammunition, rocket and grenade launchers have come from China in recent years, a trend we expect to continue as the need for large volumes of arms remains amidst continuing unrest. China has also reportedly provided training and technical support for Sudanese weapons production.
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Military ties between Iran and Sudan have grown stronger over the years, a trend we expect to continue for the foreseeable future, and the subject of increasing regional concern and speculation. In security terms, while South Sudan achieved its long-awaited independence in 2011, relations between Sudanese and South Sudanese forces remain extremely tense. Internally, Sudan continues to battle rebel groups in the south, while waging a separate conflict in the Darfur region.
Although South Sudan achieved independence in 2011, the state-building and nation-building processes are just beginning. Major security challenges facing the country include supporting the massive influx of returnees, the need to urgently strengthen democratic institutions, as well as the process of demobilising tens of thousands of militia men and women. At present, security threats from internal and external militia persist across South Sudan. In the Republic of Sudan, at the heart of ongoing conflicts throughout the country,...
The Sudan 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 Sudan Defence & Security Report provides professionals, consultancies, government departments, regulatory bodies and researchers with independent forecasts and regional competitive intelligence on the Sudanese, Sudanese defence and security industry.
- Benchmark BMI's independent defence and security industry forecasts on Sudan, South Sudan to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Sudanese, Sudanese defence and security market.
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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'.
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.
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