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Homepage / Researching… the defence industry?

Researching… the defence industry?


Defence industry information can be quite difficult to find so we wanted to highlight some useful sources for those of you doing research in the area.

MarketLine Advantage has defence industry profiles for roughly 60 countries worldwide. These should give you a good starting point on the industry and will normally include a Porter’s Five Forces analysis. Remember that the service also includes profiles for larger companies so these may also be useful. Reports can be read on-screen or downloaded to pdf.

FitchConnect contains country-by-country reports on Defence and Security. These include information on defence, the armed forces and national security and include a SWOT analysis on the sector. Definitely worth a look.

The Military Balance is another service that’s well worth looking at. It is available within Taylor & Francis.  Use the search box on the home page. Published annually by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, each volume provides assessments of military capability and defence economics for countries worldwide. Entries list countries’ military organisations, personnel, equipment inventories and relevant economic and demographic data. Also included is region-by-region analysis of major economic developments affecting defence and security and trade in weapons and other military equipment.military balance2

If there’s anything that you are unable to find, please contact us.

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Written By: Karen Stokes

A Business Information Specialist since 2009, Karen leads support for the Cranfield MBA courses, both full-time and Executive.

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