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22 Nov 11. Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: The Saudi Arabian Defence Market 2011-2021. http://www.reportlinker.com/p0546815/The-Saudi-Arabian-Defence-Market-20112021.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Aerospace_and_Defense. This report, The Saudi Arabian Defence Market 2011-2021, finds a robust market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , a critically important country that is the world’s leading oil exporter and which also has one of the most powerful armed forces in the Middle East . Saudi Arabia had a total defence budget of $43bn in 2010. Visiongain assesses that of that figure, $11.1bn was acquisitions spending for purchasing new or upgraded military equipment. It is expected that Saudi Arabia will provide robust demand for defence acquisitions over the next decade. Saudi Arabia faces a number of security concerns, such as its regional rivalry with Iran , the threats posed by various terrorist and insurgent groups, the kingdom’s desire to play a leading role in Middle East security, and piracy off the waters of Somalia . It has also had to face up to the civil unrest that swept through several Arab states in North Africa and the Middle East in early 2011. Visiongain sees robust Saudi demand for military equipment across a wide range of systems. There are several ongoing and planned programmes that provide opportunities for defence companies. This report is packed with 69 tables and charts that show key trends in defence acquisitions spending in the Saudi Arabian defence market. (Source: Yahoo!/PRNewswire)

24 Nov 11. Research and Markets
(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/57cc91/comparative_swot_a) announced the addition of the “Comparative SWOT Analysis – 8 Key U.S. Defense & Aerospace Companies – Q4 2011” report to their offering. This Comparative SWOT Analysis report provides key insights into the
Strategic Business aspects of 8 leading U.S. Defense & Aerospace Companies based on a comprehensive assessment of their global operations, strategies and outlook. This strategic report provides valuable insights into the inherent as well as relative Strengths & Weaknesses of 8 leading Companies and analyzes as to what extent are these players able to leverage internal strengths and offset inherent weaknesses in order to navigate and chart their way through the prevailing macro-environmental turbulence. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

24 Nov 11. Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: The Russian Defence Market 2011-2021.
The Russian defence market is set to expand considerably over the next decade, with the Russian authorities seeking to modernise and improve the capabilities of the Russian armed forces, and to cement Russia’s place as a leading military nation. Visiongain has determined that the value of the Russian defence market in 2010 was $47.10bn , and despite evident challenges existing within the market, Visiongain expects the Russian defence market to witness growth in multiple areas. Russian defence spending is an important dynamic in terms of world military spending and defence markets. Russia engages with a plethora of countries and transnational organisations concerning defence matters, including dialogue with the EU, work with the UN Security Council, and partnering emerging Asian nations. Russia’s historical strategic threats include China and Eastern Europe, and the 2008 Georgian crisis serves to emphasise this reality. Russia’s defence spending ambitions are characterised by the Russian State Armaments Programme, which aims to replace and renew a substantial proportion of the country’s defensive capabilities. In addition, President Medvedev has placed economic liberalisation and modernisation at the forefront of his

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