Report Published: "Sudan Defence & Security Report Q1 2015"

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[USPRwire, Wed Dec 31 2014] Sudan boasts one of the region's largest defence sectors but still imports a significant volume of military equipment and services from Russia, China and Iran. Over the longer term, as the country's defence sector improves and it becomes mo r e self sufficient, we expect there to be an increasing volume of defence exports, largely to the wider African region. A key driver behind the expansion of its military capabilities will remain the deteriorating situation in South Sudan and the ongoing violence between warring factions, opposition groups and g overnment authorities . However, even though the country is looking for new export partners, we see little opportunity for foreign companies to set up in Sudan due to the dominance of the domestic Military Industry Corporation , and the continued sanctions against the country.

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Much of Sudan's imported small arms, light weapons, ammunition, rocket and grenade launchers have come from China in recent years; a trend we expect to continue as the need for large volumes of arms remains amidst continuing unrest. China has also reportedly provided training and technical support for Sudan's own weapons production. Iran and Russia are also offering similar services, further improving the quality and expertise of Sudan's domestic defence sector.

Although South Sudan achieved independence in 2011, the state-building and nation-building processes are just beginning. Major security challenges facing the country include supporting the massive influx of returnees, the need to urgently strengthen democratic institutions, as well as the process of demobilising tens of thousands of militia men and women. At present, security threats from internal and external militia persist across South Sudan. In the Republic of Sudan, at the heart of ongoing conflicts throughout the country, including in Darfur, are governance issues related to the marginalisation of groups from the centre of power in Khartoum. In recent months...

The Sudan Defence & Security Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'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 Sudan Defence & Security Report provides professionals, consultancies, government departments, regulatory bodies and researchers with independent forecasts and regional competitive intelligence on the Sudanese, Sudanese defence and security industry.

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* Benchmark BMI's independent defence and security industry forecasts on Sudan, South Sudan to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Sudanese, Sudanese defence and security market.

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