Singapore's army is considered to be the most advanced military force in Southeast Asia, and the country’s military expenditure, which stands at US$9.9 billion in 2013, grew at a CAGR of 6.75% between 2007-2012. Threats presented by terrorist organizations, such as Jemaah Islamiah, the acquisition of automated equipment and overseas training for its armed forces are expected to drive the growth in country’s defense expenditure. In addition to this, Singapore has been actively participating in international peace-keeping and relief operations. Owing to these factors, Singaporean defense expenditure is projected to register a CAGR of 6.21% during the forecast period (2012-2018), according to this new report: Future of the Singaporean Defense Industry – Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2018.
This report provides in depth analysis of the Singaporean defense market, with identification of market drivers augmenting its provision of data on the current industry size and growth expectations to 2018. Together with its investigation of the industry structure and procurement dynamics, with analysis of the competitive landscape of the Singaporean defense industry, and its assessment of the business environment, Future of the Singaporean Defense Industry – Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2018 should be considered the definitive guide to the Singaporean defense market, and required reading for those serious about capitalizing on the significant opportunities it holds.
KEY DEFENSE DRIVERS
Terrorist organizations drive defense expenditure
The country’s defense expenditure is high due to threats posed by terrorist organizations, pirates, and the small size and costly training needs of the country’s army. These factors require the government to acquire advanced weaponry in order to protect against existing, and potential security threats. Threats from Terrorist organizations, such as the Al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah (JI), and other regional terrorist groups, pose a constant threat to Singapore’s national security. The main threat, JI, is an extremist group that operates in the south-east Asian region, with the desired aim of creating an idealized Islamic state; this would consist of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the southern Philippines, and southern Thailand. As a small and densely populated island, a relatively small terrorist attack could cause significant damage to the country. The threat posed by terrorist organizations therefore compels the Singaporean Government to invest heavily in defense procurements.
KEY HOMELAND SECURITY DRIVERS
The majority of the financial institutions operating in South Asia have their headquarters in Singapore, which makes it imperative that the government improves the levels of cyber security in the country; it is expected that Singapore will spend 1-2% of its current defense budget on cyber security. In 2013, Singapore launched a five-year cyber security master plan, to develop the country into a trusted ‘infocomm’ hub by 2018. As a result, the Singaporean military has set up a new Cyber Defence Operations Hub, with the aim of guarding the country’s systems against virtual attack, by consolidating cyber-security efforts. Singapore has made efforts to promote cyber security measures through leveraging publicity channels; these include road shows and educational programs. The MINDEF is expected to invest US$215.0 million in cyber security measures by 2023.
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Source: ASDReports - Market Research
Date: Sep 26, 2013