Argentina Defence and Security Report 2016
BMI View: Argentina remains locked in a condition of economic malaise. President Cristina Fernàndez deKirchner will leave office at the end of 2015 and at the time of writing in early 2015 there is no significantprospect of the country's economy improving. Should this sluggish economic performance continue, as isexpected, it could have serious consequences for the struggling domestic defence sector.
Argentina's armed forces have, for several years, maintained a long list of requirements which are necessaryto modernise their armed forces. These requirements are not tied to endowing the army, navy and air forcewith a future-proof posture which will enable them to fight the conflicts of tomorrow and prevail withtechnological superiority, but aimed at bringing them up to a standard that would be considered modern andcapable for today's conflicts. At present, the economic prospects of the country ensure that theserequirements remain aspirations, with no immediate prospect, that they will be fulfilled in any meaningfulquantity.
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