Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/27/2012 -- BMI's Colombia Defence & Security Report for Q4 2012 examines the country's defence posture, military procurement and its internal security situation as regards the country's ongoing civil war. Also examined are the security challenges which Colombia faces regarding narcotics production and trafficking.
The report discusses the modus operandi for defence decision making in Colombia, and how political decisions are transformed into military action. It provides information regarding the country's order-ofbattle across all three branches of its armed forces. In addition, it examines the country's procurement of military equipment and the upgrade of its existing systems.
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Beyond these issues, the Colombia Defence and Security Report investigates how the defence sector in the country may change and develop in the future, and the procurement programmes which may be launched over the coming years.
In terms of the report's key findings, it posits that the two major challenges which Colombia faces are, on the one hand, an ongoing civil war which has major implications for the country's efforts to develop. On the other hand, security and defence requirements continue to tax the budget in an effort to end the civil war and provide a secure base from which the country can emerge and modernise. The report remarks on the military assistance offered by countries such as the United States and the important role that this plays in helping to combat guerrilla groups and criminal gangs operating in the country. Finally, the Colombia Defence and Security Report examines the country's external security situation vis-a-vis its other neighbours in Latin America.
Over the last quarter BMI has made the following amendments to the Colombia Defence and Security Report:
- Revised the 2012 defence budget for Colombia, and provide information regarding the levels of the country's defence spending since 2010.
- Added details regarding procurement and upgrade plans for the Colombian air force and
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