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Slovakia Defence and Security Report 2013

  • Published: January 2013
  • Region: Slovakia
  • 74 pages
  • Business Monitor International

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Slovakia's government changed hands in March 2012 and, with it, the chances for a concerted effort to modernise the country's aging military diminished. The Smer-SD, the country's leftist party, won a resounding victory against right-wing parties tainted by corruption and incompetency. Smer-SD, which is committed to meeting EU fiscal rules capping deficits at 3% of GDP, is unlikely to increase spending on the military whilst it is cutting social services and raising taxes in order to plug the 4.5% of GDP gap in public finances. In short, no major procurement tenders can be expected in the short-term and it is likely that modernisation will be, at best, delayed for a number of years.

Following the victory of the Smer-SD party in the Slovakian elections of March 2012, a wave of departmental consolidation is likely to follow. While certain moves may be relatively uncontroversial -
such as joining the Social Affairs and Health ministries - the plan to merge the Ministries of the Interior and Defence are unusual and fold the two military intelligence units into the civilian Slovak Information Service (SIS). The move has been supported by Prime Minister Fico as part of a plan to READ MORE >

Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Slovakia Security SWOT 7

Slovakia Defence Industry SWOT 8

Slovakia Political SWOT 9

Slovakia Economic SWOT 9

Slovakia Business Environment SWOT 10

Global Political Outlook 11

Europe Security Overview 16

The Strategic Outlook For The 2010s 16

Europe In A Global Context 16

Europe's Key Security Issues Over The Coming Decade 16

The Future Of The Eurozone And EU 16

EU Expansion 17

NATO Expansion And Relations With The US 17

Post-Qadhafi Libya 18

Relations With Russia 19

Relations With Turkey 19

The Balkans 20

Organised Crime 20

Islamist Terrorism 21

The Greater Black Sea Region 21

The Armenia-Azerbaijan Dispute 22

Security Risk Analysis 24

BMI's Security Ratings 24
Table: Europe Security Risk Ratings 24
Table: Europe State Terrorism Vulnerability To Terrorism Index 25

Slovakia's Security Risk Rating 26

City Terrorism Ratings 27
Table: BMI's Central And Eastern Europe And Central Asia City Terrorism Index 28

Political Overview 30

Domestic Politics 30

Long-Term Political Outlook 32

Security Overview 35

Internal Security Situation 35

Corruption 36

Hungarian Slovaks 36

Latest Developments 37

External Security Situation 37

Transnational Crime 39

The Balkans 39

Hungary 40

Russia 40

Central European Region 40

Latest Developments 41

Armed Forces And Government Spending 43

Armed Forces 43
Table: Regional Armed Forces, 2007 (Including conscripted, '000) 43

Defence Reform 45

Military Capabilities 46

International Deployments 47
Table: Slovakia's Foreign Deployments 48

Co-ordination And Joint Operations 48

Market Overview 50

Imports 51

Exports 52

Industry Trends And Developments 52
Table: Slovakia's Defence Key Players 54

Procurement Trends And Developments 55

Industry Forecast Scenario 58

Armed Forces 58
Table: Slovakia's Armed Forces Personnel, 2002-2008 ('000 personnel, unless otherwise stated) 58
Table: Slovakia's Manpower Available For Military Services, 2010-2017 (aged 16-49, unless otherwise stated) 58

Government Expenditure On Defence Industry 59
Table: Slovakia's Defence Expenditure, 2010-2017 59
Table: Slovakia's Defence Expenditure Scenario - Changing % Of GDP, 2010-2017 (US$mn) 60
Table: Slovakia's Defence Exports, 2010-2017 (US$mn) 60
Table: Slovakia's Defence Imports, 2010-2017 (US$mn) 61
Table: Slovakia's Defence Trade Balance, 2010-2017 (US$mn) 61

Macroeconomic Forecast 62

Company Profiles 64

Local Companies 64

Konstrukta Defence 64

ZVS Holding 65

ZTS Špeciál 66

Foreign Companies 67

BAE Systems 67

Diehl 68

Methodology 69

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 69

Defence Industry 69

City Terrorism Rating 70
Table: Methodology 72

Sources 73

Company Profiles
Local Companies
Konstrukta Defence
ZVS Holding
ZTS Špeciál
Foreign Companies
BAE Systems
Diehl

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