France Defence and Security Report Q4 2012

  • ID: 2272518
  • October 2012
  • Region: France
  • 64 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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The France Defence and Security Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, defence and security associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on France's defence and security industry.

BMI’s France Defence and Security Report examines the country’s strategic posture, its defence community, order of battle, and current and future procurement programmes.

The report examines the current structure of the French armed forces. It evaluates ongoing defence reform initiatives and examines the position of France in NATO, and its defence commitments around the world.

In addition, it discusses the French defence industry and its performance both in home and international markets.

One key question which BMI’s France Defence and Security Report examines is the feasibility of the country maintaining its high levels of defence spending vis-à-vis its high levels of public debt.

The report outlines several key findings. These include the overriding need for France to continue is fastpaced military reforms to improve the country’s ability READ MORE >

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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 6

France Political SWOT 6

France Economic SWOT 6

France Business Environment SWOT 7

Global Political Outlook 8

Europe Security Overview 11

The Strategic Outlook For The 2010s 11

Europe In A Global Context 11

Europe’s Key Security Issues Over The Coming Decade 11

Security Risk Ratings 18

BMI’s Security Ratings 18
Table: Europe Security Risk Ratings 18
Table: Europe State Terrorism Vulnerability To Terrorism Index 19

Political Overview 21

Domestic Politics 21

Long-Term Political Outlook 22

Security Overview 24

Internal Security Situation 24

Latest Developments 26

Timeline: Internal Threats 26

External Security Situation 27

Armed Forces And Defence Industry 29

Defence Decision Making 29

Order of Battle 30

Defence Modernisation 31

International Deployments and Joint Exercises 33
Table: Principal Deployments Of The French Armed Forces 35

Weapons Of Mass Destruction 36

Market Overview 39

Arms Trade Overview 40

Exports 40

Imports 41
Table: Key Players In The French Defence Industry 42

Procurement Trends and Developments 42

Industry Forecast Scenario 46

Armed Forces 46
Table: France’s Armed Forces, 2000-2008 (‘000 personnel, unless otherwise stated) 46
Table: France’s Manpower Available For Military Service, 2009-2016 (aged 16-49, unless otherwise stated) 47
Table: France’s Defence Exports, 2009-2016 (US$mn) 47
Table: France’s Defence Imports, 2009-2016 (US$mn) 47
Table: France’s Defence Trade Balance, 2009-2016 (US$mn) 48

Defence Expenditure 48

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Table: France’s Government Expenditure On Defence Industry, 2009-2016 49
Table: France’s Expenditure Scenario – Changing % Of GDP, 2009-2016 (US$mn) 50

Macroeconomic Outlook 51

Company Profiles 54

Dassault Aviation 54



Thales 60

BMI Methodology 62

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 62

Sources 63

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