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Singapore Defence and Security Report Q1 2013

  • Published: January 2013
  • Region: Singapore
  • 75 pages
  • Business Monitor International

The Singapore Defence and Security Report for Q1 2013 examines the country's strategic position in the Asia-Pacific region and the wider world. It provides an overview of the contemporary geopolitical challenges facing the country, and the challenges it may face in the future.

The report examines the trends occurring in the country's current and future defence procurement, and the order of battle across its armed forces. The intention is to provide a clear and concise discussion of these issues. The report's general conclusion is that Singapore has responded decisively to changes in its geopolitical environment brought about by the rise of China by further strengthening its alliance with the United States and encouraging Washington to play a greater role in South East Asia.

The embodiment of this strategic decision will be the stationing of up to four US Navy littoral combat ships in Singapore, as finally confirmed by the Singaporean government in June 2012. The Obama administration was due to embark on a major diplomatic push in the Asia-Pacific in November 2012, and Singapore was at the centre of those plans. Singapore is also reported to be increasing its activity in READ MORE >

Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Singapore Security SWOT 7

Singapore Defence Industry SWOT 8

Singapore Political SWOT 10

Singapore Economic SWOT 11

Singapore Business Environment SWOT 12

Global Political Outlook 13

South East Asia Security Overview 18

The Strategic Outlook For The 2010s 18

Challenges And Threats To Stability And Security 18

Main Islamist Militant Groups In South East Asia 21

Other Regional Threats 25

Sino-US Rivalry In South East Asia 28

The Outlook For South East Asia 29

Security Risk Analysis 30

Asia Pacific Risk Ratings 30
Table: Asia Pacific Regional Security Ratings 30
Table: Asia Pacific State Vulnerability To Terrorism Index 31

Singapore's Risk Ratings 31

Political Overview 33

Long-Term Political Outlook 33
Table: Political Overview 35

Domestic Politics 36

Security Overview 39

Internal Security Situation 39
Table: Regional Insurgent Groups 39

External Security Situation 41

Territorial Disputes 41

Bilateral And Multilateral Security 41

Piracy 44
Table: Actual And Attempted Piracy Attacks, 1996-2006 45

Armed Forces And Government Spending 47

Armed Forces 47

Defence And Military Alliances 49

Defence Budget 51

International Deployments 53

Weapons Of Mass Destruction 53

Market Overview 54

Industry Trends And Developments 55

Arms Trade Overview 56

Procurement Trends And Developments 57

Industry Forecast Scenario 59

Armed Forces 59

Armed Forces ('000 personnel, unless otherwise stated), 2002-2008 59

Manpower Available For Military Services (aged 16-49, unless otherwise stated), 2010-2017 59

Defence Expenditure 59
Table: Singapore's Government Defence Expenditure, 2010-2017 60
Table:Defence Expenditure Scenario - Changing % Of GDP (US$mn), 2010-2017 61

Defence Trade 61
Table: Singapore's Defence Imports, 2010-2017 (US$mn) 61
Table: Singapore's Defence Exports, 2010-2017 (US$mn) 62
Table: Singapore's Defence Trade Balance, 2010-2017 (US$mn) 62

Macroeconomic Forecast 63
Table: Singapore - Economic Activity, 2007-2016 66

Company Profiles 67

Singapore Technologies Aero 67

Singapore Technologies Electronics 69

Singapore Technologies Kinetics 70

Singapore Technologies Marine 72

BMI Methodology 73

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 73

Defence Industry 73

Sources 74

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