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Kuwait Defense Market - Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2026

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  • 68 Pages
  • November 2021
  • Region: Kuwait
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5481152
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Kuwait Defense Market - Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2026 report provides the market size forecast and the projected growth rate for the next five years. The report covers industry analysis including the key market drivers, emerging technology trends, and major challenges faced by market participants. It also offers insights regarding key factors and government programs that are expected to influence the demand for military platforms over the forecast period.

In 2021, the Kuwaiti government allocated $7.9 billion to its total defense budget, recording a CAGR of 8.18% during 2017-2021. The country's defense budget is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.89% over the forecast period, to reach $9.8 billion in 2026. The acquisition budget for 2021 is $1.8 billion and expected to be $2.2 billion in 2026, growing at a CAGR 4.97% over the forecast period. During the historic period (2017-2021), Kuwait spent $32.3 billion, whereas over the forecast period (2022-2026) it is expected to spend $44.3 billion in 2026. The acquisition budget allocated is expected to primarily increase due to the procurement of missile defense systems, military aircraft, and naval ships. Moreover, the protection of vital infrastructure and territorial disputes with Iraq are expected to drive the country’s future defense expenditure.

This report offers detailed analysis of Kuwait defense market with market size forecasts covering the next five years. This report will also analyze factors that influence demand for the industry, key market trends, and challenges faced by industry participants.

Kuwait's defense expenditure grew from $5.8 billion in 2017 to $7.9 billion in 2021, reflecting a CAGR of 8.18% during 2017-2021. Over the forecast period, the defense budget is anticipated to reach $9.8 billion in 2026 from $8.1 billion in 2022, registering a CAGR of 4.89%. The increase in budget is primarily driven by the need to upgrade the country's existing arsenal and deal with border disputes with Iraq. The most attractive sectors in Kuwait's defense market are military fixed wing, military rotorcraft, and missiles and missile defense systems.

Who Should Buy

  • Defence Startups, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Defence Planners, Aerospace and Defence Integrators, Venture Capital Firms, Government Agencies, Head of Marketing, Head of Sales, CEOs and Senior Executives.
  • The concerned stakeholders can utilize the report to identify high growth segments and customize their offerings to match the project requirements.
  • The Venture Capital Firms can utilize the project details, growth rate, and market size to identify and fund high potential startups.


In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:
  • Kuwait defense budget: detailed analysis of Kuwait FY2021 defense budget broken down into market size and market share. This is coupled with an examination of key current and future acquisitions.
  • Regulation: the procurement policy and process is explained. This is coupled with an analysis of Kuwait military doctrine and strategy to provide a comprehensive overview of Kuwait military regulation.
  • Security Environment: political alliances and perceived security threats to Kuwait are examined; there help to explain trends in spending and modernisation.
  • Import and Export Dynamics: analysis of prevalent trends in the country’s imports and exports over the last five years
  • Competitive landscape and strategic insights: analysis of the competitive landscape of the Kuwait defense industry.

Reasons to Buy

  • Determine prospective investment areas based on a detailed trend analysis of the Kuwait defense market over the next five years
  • Gain in-depth understanding about the underlying factors driving demand for different defense and internal security segments in the Kuwait market and identify the opportunities offered.
  • Strengthen your understanding of the market in terms of demand drivers, market trends, and the latest technological developments, among others
  • Identify the major threats that are driving the Kuwait defense market providing a clear picture about future opportunities that can be tapped, resulting in revenue expansion
  • Channel resources by focusing on the ongoing programs that are being undertaken by the Kuwait government
  • Make correct business decisions based on in-depth analysis of the competitive landscape consisting of detailed profiles of the top defense equipment providers in the country. The company profiles also includes information about the key products, alliances, recent contract awarded, and financial analysis, wherever available


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  • Boeing
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  • Executive Summary
  • Defense Budget Assessment
  • Budgeting Process
  • Defense Market Size Historical And Forecast
  • Drivers Of Defense Expenditure
  • Analysis Of Defense Budget Allocation
  • Key Market Trends and Insights
  • Military Doctrine And Sec

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Airbus Helicopters
  • Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug
  • Boeing