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Iran Defence and Security Report 2017

Iran Defence and Security Report 2017

BMI View: The removal of most sanctions against Iran facilitates a return to economic growth;however, recovery will be slow, and Tehran's military spending will therefore remain modest on a regionalcomparison in the short- to medium-term. That said, demand for defence equipment will stay strong, as Irancontinues to provide assistance to Shi'a groups across the region; seeks to narrow the gap to rival SaudiArabia's more technologically advanced military; and invests in weapons systems to protect against apotential US/Israeli attack. Meanwhile, the government remains committed to achieving its goal of militaryself-sufficiency, and will likely seek offsets through any defence import deals over the coming decade.

Externally, Russia and China appear best placed to capture large shares of the Iranian defence market overour forecast period to 2025, as arms embargoes still remain in place for Western suppliers.

Key Developments

While the nuclear deal is set to hold, Iran is continuing work on its ballistic missile programme - asevidenced by its Q117 testing, which prompted strong criticism from the US Trump administration.

Tensions between Iran and the Gulf are set to persist over the coming years, given the former's continuedinvolvement in regional conflicts and continued provision of support for various Shi'a militant groups.

BMI Industry View
Table: Headline Defence Expenditure Forecasts (Iran 2015-2020)
Industry Forecast
Defence Expenditure
Table: Defence Expenditure (Iran 2014-2019)
Table: Defence Expenditure (Iran 2020-2026)
Defence Trade
Table: Iran - Bilateral Defence Agreements
Industry Risk Reward Index
Defence Industry Risk/Reward Index
Table: Middle East And North Africa - Defence Industry Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Defence Market Overview
Domestic Defence Sector
Domestic Defence Market
Armed Forces Overview
Armed Forces
Security Overview
Domestic Threats
Regional Threats
International Threats
Company Profile
China Great Wall Industry Corporation
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant
Aerospace Industries Organization
Ammunition & Metallurgy Industries Group
Defence Industries Organization
Iran Electronics Industries
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Table: Defence Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting of Defence Risk Reward Index

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