"Russia Defence & Security Report 2015" is now available at Fast Market Research
Recently published research from Business Monitor International, "Russia Defence & Security Report 2015", is now available at Fast Market Research
[USPRwire, Wed May 27 2015] Despite the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact over two decades ago, Russia remains an important international actor both in the Eurasian region and in the world at large. The country retains some of the world's biggest armed forces and has its largest nuclear arsenal.
Russia has exploited rising hydrocarbon prices to perform a long-overdue modernisation of its armed forces. That said, the ability of Russia to continue on its path of military modernisation was cast into doubt in early October 2014 when Putin's finance minister Anton Siluanov cast doubt on whether the country's finances could afford to honour the modernisation pledges made to the country's military. This is not the first occasion that there have been disagreements in Putin's cabinet over military spending levels, with Alexei Kudrin, Siluanov's predecessor resigning in 2011 over proposed defence spending plans.
As of early October 2014 controversy continues to surround Russia's acquisition of three 'Mistral' class amphibious support ships from France. Paris has yet to formally decide its course of action regarding the export of the vessels, although reports say that the French government will decide by the end of November 2014 what it will do as regards this export. France's defence minister has said that the delivery of the ships will be contingent upon a ceasefire in Ukraine and a lasting political settlement being reached between Moscow and Kiev.
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Meanwhile, the government has been keen to stress that sanctions imposed upon it by several Western countries in retaliation for its participation in the Ukrainian civil war will not prevent the country from exporting materiel. For example, Russia has continued to promote arms exports to its key allies around the world, such as Egypt. In addition, Russia has commenced the supply of attack helicopters and combat aircraft, in particular Mi-35 gunships and Su-25 jets, along with surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft...
The Russia Defence & Security Report features BMI Research's independent forecasts for national and international security, the defence industry, military expenditure, employment in arms production, and arms imports and exports, as well as examining industry trends and prospects, national and multinational arms producers and the regulatory environment.
BMI's Russia Defence & Security Report provides professionals, consultancies, government departments, regulatory bodies and researchers with independent forecasts and regional competitive intelligence on the Russian defence and security industry.
* Benchmark BMI's independent defence and security industry forecasts on Russia to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Russian defence and security market.
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