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17 Feb 13. SIPRI: Top 100 Arms-producing Companies. SIPRI published (17 Feb 13) its list of the 100 leading arms-producing companies in 2011. Lockheed Martin maintained its leading place with Boeing and BAE Systems second and third (the 2010 second and third places thus being reversed). Other UK companies in the top 100 were: Rolls-Royce – 17th (17th in 2010); Babcock International Group – 30th (30th); Serco – 45th (43rd); Cobham – 47th (38th); QinetiQ – 56th (46th); Chemring Group – 68th (75th); GKN – 72nd (66th); Meggitt – 74th (83rd) and Ultra Electronics – 90th (76th).
Comment: SIPRI is to publish its international arms transfer data on 18 Mar 13 and its military expenditure data on 15 Apr 13. The three data sets are to be repeated in SIPRI’s 2013 Yearbook, which is due to be published in June 2013. SIPRI can be contacted by e-mail (sipri@sipri.org) or online (www.sipri.org). (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 13/09, 25 Feb 13)

25 Feb 13. Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: China radar and ancillary equipment manufacturing industry, 2013. China radar and ancillary equipment manufacturing industry, 2013 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the radar and ancillary equipment manufacturing industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China, to build factories and take advantage of lower costs in China, to partner with one of the key Chinese corporations, to get market shares as China is boosting its domestic needs; to forecast the future of the world economy as China is leading the way; or to compete in the segment. The report provides the whole set of the industry data, in-depth analysis and detailed insight into the radar and ancillary equipment manufacturing industry, market drivers, key enterprises and their strategies, as well as technologies and investment status, risks and trends. (Source: Yahoo!/PRNewswire)

26 Feb 13. Research and Markets announced the addition of the “Future of the UAE Defense Industry – Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2017” report to their offering. This report is the result of extensive market and company research covering the UAE defense industry, and provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values including key growth stimulators, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news. The UAE defense expenditure increased at a CAGR of 3.4% during the review period and valued US$9.3bn in 2012. The modernization initiatives of the UAE are reflected in the growth of its defense budget over the review period. The multitude of deals signed with foreign OEMs at its biennial international defense expositions proves the attractiveness of the UAE’s defense market. With substantial financial resources, minimal indigenous defense capabilities and a growing threat from Iran’s advances in ballistic missile technology, the UAE is investing heavily in defense, with a particular focus on fighter jets, anti-missile systems and homeland security. The country is expected to spend US$52.5bn on defense during the forecast period. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)

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