Saudi Arabia Defence and Security Report 2017

BMI View: Fiscal pressures affecting Saudi Arabia in light of the slump in oil prices will weigh on militaryspending in the kingdom, but will not prevent robust expansion over the coming years. Saudi Arabia willremain one of the biggest spenders on defence equipment globally over the coming decade, amid Royadh'srivalry with Tehran, elevated threats from Islamist militancy, sectarian violence and social unrest. Efforts tosecure land borders, fight terrorism and assist allies in regional conflicts, especially through the kingdom'sintervention in Yemen, will drive procurement of ground and air equipment, while the need to protect thekingdom's territory and shipping routes from Iran will drive investment into strengthening naval, as well asair defence, capabilities. Developing the local defence sector under Vision 2030 will take many years, anddomestic defence companies' ability to meet requests for technologically advanced equipment will remainlimited over our forecast period.

Recent Developments

As part of its Vision 2030 plan, the Saudi government is seeking to increase the share of defencespending on locally-produced equipment and services to 50% in the next 15 years.

BMI Industry View
Table: Defence Expenditure Headline Forecasts (Saudi Arabia 2015-2021)
SWOT Analysis
Defence Industry SWOT
Industry Forecast
Defence Expenditure
Table: Defence Expenditure (Saudi Arabia 2015-2020)
Table: Defence Expenditure (Saudi Arabia 2020-2025)
Defence Trade
Table: Saudi Arabia - Bilateral Defence Agreements
Industry Risk Reward Index
Defence Industry Risk Reward Index
Table: Middle East And Africa - Defence Industry Risk Reward Index
Market Overview
Defence Market Overview
Domestic Defence Sector
Domestic Defence Market
Armed Forces Overview
Armed Forces
Table: Armed Forces Personnel (Saudi Arabia 2008-2014)
Security Overview
Domestic Threats
Regional Threats
International Threats
Company Profile
BAE Systems
Thales International
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Table: Defence Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting of Defence Risk Reward Index

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook