France Defence and Security Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2356158
  • December 2012
  • Region: France
  • 75 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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  • Company Profiles
  • Dassault Aviation
  • DCNS
  • EADS
  • Thales
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BMI’s France Defence & 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.

A central focus of BMI’s France Defence and Security Report 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 to intervene in crises around the world. It asserts that French defence companies continue to offer high quality material, and that French contractors are now emerging as the sellers of choice in markets around the world. Moreover, the report examines France’s continuing deployment to Afghanistan, READ MORE >

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  • Company Profiles
  • Dassault Aviation
  • DCNS
  • EADS
  • Thales
  • MORE

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 13

The Strategic Outlook For The 2010s 13

Europe In A Global Context 13

Europe's Key Security Issues Over The Coming Decade 13

The Future Of The Eurozone And EU 13

EU Expansion 14

NATO Expansion And Relations With The US 14

Post-Qadhafi Libya 15

Relations With Russia 16

Relations With Turkey 16

The Balkans 17

Organised Crime 17

Islamist Terrorism 18

The Greater Black Sea Region 18

The Armenia-Azerbaijan Dispute 19

Security Risk Ratings 21

BMI’s Security Ratings 21
Table: Europe Security Risk Ratings 21
Table: Europe State Terrorism Vulnerability To Terrorism Index 22

Political Overview 24

Domestic Politics 24

Long-Term Political Outlook 27

Security Overview 29

Internal Security Situation 29

Latest Developments 31

Timeline: Internal Threats 31

External Security Situation 32

Armed Forces And Defence Industry 34

Defence Decision Making 34

Grand Strategy 34

Order of Battle 35

Defence Modernisation 40

International Deployments and Joint Exercises 45
Table: Principal Deployments Of The French Armed Forces 48

Weapons Of Mass Destruction 49

Market Overview 51

Arms Trade Overview 53

Exports 53

Imports 54
Table: Key Players In The French Defence Industry 55

Procurement Trends and Developments 56

Industry Forecast Scenario 58

Armed Forces 58
Table: France’s Armed Forces, 2002-2008, (‘000 personnel, unless otherwise stated) 58
Table: France Manpower Available For Military Services, 2010-2017, (aged 16-49, unless otherwise stated) 58
Table: France’s Defence Exports, 2010-2017, (US$mn) 59
Table: France’s Defence Imports, 2010-2017 (US$mn) 59
Table: France’s Defence Trade Balance, 2010-2017 (US$mn) 60

Defence Expenditure 60
Table: France’s Government Expenditure On Defence Industry, 2010-2017 61
Table: France’s Expenditure Scenario – Changing % Of GDP, 2010-2017 (US$mn) 61

Macroeconomic Outlook 62
Table: France – Economic Activity, 2011-2016 65

Company Profiles 66

Dassault Aviation 66



Thales 71

BMI Methodology 73

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 73

Defence Industry 73

Sources 74

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