BMI View: Heightened domestic security issues - namely those associated with Islamic State, the Muslim
Brotherhood, civil unrest as well as continuing regional tensions - will be the major concern for Egypt over
2016, and this will in turn see to a strong rise in defe ..."
BMI View: Security issues for Egypt both at the domestic and regional level continue to be of major
concern. This will be the primary driver for the country throughout 2015, as it continues to face challenges
domestically and issues with defence procurements hamper th ..."
BMI View: At the end of 2014, security issues for Egypt both at the domestic and regional level continue to
be of major concern. The BMI view is that Egypt's violent crack on all forms of political opposition risks
pushing more and more young people - a key segment of ..."
We expect Egypt's defence budget to reach USD5.4bn in 2014. We anticipate that it will increase to
USD5.9bn in 2016 and then to USD6.5bn the following year. The final two years of our forecast period will
see Egypt's defence budget increasing firstly to USD7.1bn in 20 ..."
BMI View: Egypt's strategic position is extremely tense following the ousting of President Mohamed
Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood-led government during a coup d'etat supported by the country's armed forces
in July 2013. However, the coup has caused the United States to pl ..."
BMI believes that defence spending will increase in Egypt during 2014, with the country's annual defence
budget being worth around US$4.7bn this year, an increase of almost 12% from the previous year. The
upward trend of defence spending in Egypt is expected to contin ..."
BMI Industry View
Historically, Egypt has been highly reliant on military aid, with the United States being the largest provider.
This has given Egypt access to state-of-the-art weaponry from that country, enabling it to maintain
technologically sophisticated ar ..."
Domestically, the Egyptian military is now focused on the threat of jihadi terrorists in the Sinai and continued protests by the Muslim Brotherhood against the July coup. Internal strife shows no immediate signs of abating, and a harsh crackdown by the Egyptian authorities agains ..."
A democratically elected leader seeking to make Egypt a regional powerhouse and a player on the international stage could indicate stability and increased regional security, or the ruling potentate's links with the Muslim Brotherhood, together with recent revelations of his anti- ..."
? Egypt's strategic position is slightly tense currently. On the one hand, its newly elected leader, President
Morsi, hints at the possibility of burgeoning democracy in the country. However, his recent appropriation
of complete judicial, legislative and executive p ..."