Future of the Qatari Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022

Future of the Qatari Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022


The Future of the Qatari Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022, published by Strategic Defence Intelligence, provides readers with detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of industry leading companies, and key news.


This report offers detailed analysis of the Qatari defense industry with market size forecasts covering the next five years. This report will also analyze factors that influence demand for the industry, key market trends, and challenges faced by industry participants.
In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following -
- The Qatari defense industry market size and drivers: detailed analysis of the Qatari defense industry during 2018-2022, including highlights of the demand drivers and growth stimulators for the industry. It also provides a snapshot of the country’s expenditure and modernization patterns
- Budget allocation and key challenges: insights into procurement schedules formulated within the country and a breakdown of the defense budget with respect to capital expenditure and revenue expenditure. It also details the key challenges faced by defense market participants within the country
- Porter’s Five Force analysis of the Qatari defense industry: analysis of the market characteristics by determining the bargaining power of suppliers, bargaining power of buyers, threat of substitution, intensity of rivalry, and barriers to entry
- Import and Export Dynamics: analysis of prevalent trends in the country’s imports and exports over the last five years
- Market opportunities: details of the top five defense investment opportunities over the next 10 years
- Competitive landscape and strategic insights: analysis of the competitive landscape of the Qatari defense industry. It provides an overview of key players, together with insights such as key alliances, strategic initiatives, and a brief financial analysis


Qatar is a small peninsular country with a geographical area of under 12,000sq.km and a native population of under a quarter of a million. However, it is the third largest country in the world in terms of natural gas reserves and has the highest GDP per capita. Wealthy countries such as Qatar need a strong military to reinforce their economic influence and protect their interests. The country is currently in a phase of military modernization, with the aim of keeping pace with its neighbors such as the UAE, Bahrain, and Oman. The main factors driving procurement in the region are the arms race in the Middle East region, modernization initiatives, and a perceived security threat from Iran. With a lack of indigenous defense capabilities and trained manpower, the country is seeking advanced defense equipment from foreign OEMs in order to provide effective protection to its strategic assets and critical infrastructure. With natural gas prices increasing, the cash rich government is focused on increasing its military expenditure, which stands at US$5.1 billion in 2017.

Reasons to buy

- This report will give the user confidence to make the correct business decisions based on a detailed analysis of the Qatari defense industry market trends for the coming five years
- The market opportunity section will inform the user about the various military requirements that are expected to generate revenues during the forecast period. The description includes technical specifications, recent orders, and the expected investment pattern by the country during the forecast period
- Detailed profiles of the top domestic and foreign defense manufacturers with information about their products, alliances, recent contract wins, and financial analysis wherever available. This will provide the user with a total competitive landscape of the sector
- A deep qualitative analysis of the Qatari defense industry covering sections including demand drivers, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Key Trends and Growth Stimulators, and latest industry contracts

1. Introduction 8
1.1 What is this Report About? 8
1.2 Definitions 8
1.3 Summary Methodology 10
1.4 About Strategic Defence Intelligence 11
2. Executive Summary 12
3. Market Attractiveness and Emerging Opportunities 14
3.1. Current Market Scenario 15
3.1.1. Primary Threat Perception 15
3.1.2. Military Doctrine & Strategy 16
3.1.3. Military Fleet Size 17
3.1.4. Procurement Programs 21
3.1.5. Social, Political and Economic Environment & Support for Defense Projects 22
3.1.6. Political & Strategic Alliances 23
3.2. Defense Market Size Historical and Forecast 24
3.2.1. Qatari defense budget to grow at a CAGR of 10.34% during 2018-2022 24
3.2.2. The arms race in the Middle East and strong cash reserves are the main factors driving Qatari defense expenditure 26
3.2.3. Defense expenditure as a percentage of GDP to increase over the forecast period 27
3.3. Analysis of Defense Budget Allocation 29
3.3.1. Procurement of advanced equipment to drive capital expenditure allocation over the forecast period 29
3.3.2. Capital expenditure is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.53% over the forecast Period 31
3.3.3. Qatar’s per capita defense expenditure is expected to increase over the forecast period 33
3.4. Homeland Security Market Size and Forecast 35
3.4.1. Homeland security (HLS) expenditure in Qatar is mainly driven by Maritime security, the FIFA World Cup 2022, and Cyber-Security 35
3.4.2. Qatar falls under ‘some risk category’ by terrorist attack 36
3.4.3. Qatar faces “Some Risk†of terrorism 37
3.4.4. Qatar has a terrorism index score of 0.2 39
3.5. Benchmarking with Key Global Markets 40
3.5.1. Qatari defense budget expected to register rapid growth over 2017-2022 40
3.5.2. Qatari defense expenditure is small compared to the leading spenders 42
3.5.3. Qatar spent over 2.9% of its GDP on defense in 2017 43
3.6. Market Opportunities: Key Trends and Drivers 44
3.6.1. Demand for missile defense systems is expected to increase 44
3.6.2. Fighters & Multi-Role Aircraft 45
3.6.3. Naval Vessels -Corvettes 46
4. Defense Procurement Market Dynamics 47
4.1. Import Market Dynamics 48
4.1.1. Qatari defense industry is import driven 48
4.1.2. US to continue to be major arms suppliers to Qatar 49
4.1.3. Aircraft and Missiles to dominate Qatari defense imports 50
4.2. Export Market Dynamics 51
4.2.1. Qatar’s defense export market is negligible 51
5. Industry Dynamics 52
5.1. Five Forces Analysis 52
5.1.1. Bargaining power of supplier: high 53
5.1.2. Bargaining power of buyer: medium to high 53
5.1.3. Barrier to entry: medium 53
5.1.4. Intensity of rivalry: low to medium 53
5.1.5. Threat of substitution: medium-high 53
6. Market Entry Strategy 54
6.1. Market Regulation 54
6.1.1. The Qatari Government does not disclose FDI in the defense industry 54
6.1.2. Qatar has an undisclosed offset policy 54
6.2. Market Entry Route 55
6.2.1. Budgeting Process 55
6.2.2. Procurement Policy and Process 55
6.2.3. Historical evidence points to government-government deals being the preferred entry route 55
6.2.4. Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) to form joint Military Command, which could be an alternative entry route for foreign OEM’s 55
6.2.5. Cooperative agreement and military collaborations an easier way to access the Qatari defense market 56
6.3. Key Challenges 57
6.3.1. US domination of the Qatari defense market reduces opportunities for other foreign manufacturers 57
6.3.2. Scarcity of skilled labor 57
6.3.3. Drastic decline in global energy prices forces the country to re-evaluate requirements and prioritize defense spending in key sectors 57
7. Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights 58
7.1. Competitive Landscape Overview 58
7.2. Key Foreign Companies 59
7.2.1. Lockheed Martin: overview 59
7.2.2. Lockheed Martin: products 59
7.2.3. Lockheed Martin: recent announcements and strategic initiatives 59
7.2.4. Lockheed Martin: alliances 60
7.2.5. Lockheed Martin: recent contract wins 62
7.2.6. Lockheed Martin: Financial Analysis 63
7.2.7. Sikorsky: overview 65
7.2.8. Sikorsky: products and services 65
7.2.9. Sikorsky: recent announcements and strategic initiatives 65
7.2.10. Sikorsky: alliances 67
7.2.11. Sikorsky: recent contract wins 68
7.2.12. Raytheon: overview 69
7.2.13. Raytheon: products 69
7.2.14. Raytheon: recent announcements and strategic initiatives 69
7.2.15. Raytheon: alliances 72
7.2.16. Raytheon: recent contract wins 73
7.2.17. Raytheon: Financial Analysis 74
7.2.18. Pilatus Aircraft Limited: Overview 76
7.2.19. Pilatus Aircraft Limited: Products and services 76
7.2.20. Pilatus Aircraft Limited: Recent announcements and strategic initiatives 76
7.2.21. Pilatus Aircraft Limited: Alliances 78
7.2.22. Pilatus Aircraft Limited: Recent contract wins 78
8. Business Environment and Country Risk 79
8.1. Economic Performance 79
8.1.1. GDP per Capita per Capita (US$) 79
8.1.2. Gross Domestic Product, current US$ 80
8.1.3. Exports of Goods and Services 81
8.1.4. Imports of Goods and Services (Current LCU) 82
8.1.5. Gross national disposable income 83
8.1.6. Local Currency Unit per US$ 84
8.1.7. Market Capitalization of Listed Companies 85
8.1.8. Market Capitalization of Listed Companies as a % GDP 86
8.1.9. Government Cash Surplus/Deficit 87
8.1.10. Goods Exports as a % of GDP 88
8.1.11. Goods Imports as a % of GDP 89
8.1.12. Services Imports as a % of GDP 90
8.1.13. Services Exports as a % of GDP 91
8.1.14. Net Foreign Direct Investment 92
8.1.15. Net foreign direct investment as % of GDP 93
8.1.16. Mining, Manufacturing, Utilities Output 94
9. Appendix 95
9.1. About SDI 95
9.2. Disclaimer 95

List Of Tables

List of Tables
Table 1: The Qatari Land Forces Strength 17
Table 2: Qatar Navy Strength 18
Table 3: Qatar Air Force Strength 19
Table 4: Qatari - Ongoing Development and Procurement Programs 21
Table 5: Qatari - Future Procurement Programs 21
Table 6: Qatari Defense Expenditure (QAR Billion & US$ Billion), 2013-2022 24
Table 7: Qatari GDP Growth and Defense Expenditure as Percentage of GDP Growth, 2013-2022 27
Table 8: Qatari Defense Budget Split Between Capital and Revenue Expenditure (%), 2013-2022 29
Table 9: Qatari Defense Capital Expenditure (QAR Billion & US$ Billion), 2013-2022 31
Table 10: Qatari Per Capita Defense Expenditure (US$), 2013-2022 33
Table 11: Terrorism Index, 2017 37
Table 12: Benchmarking with Key Markets - 2013-2017 vs. 2018-2022 40
Table 13: Competitive Landscape of the Qatar Defense Industry 58
Table 14: Lockheed Martin - Product Focus 59
Table 15: Lockheed Martin - Alliances 60
Table 16: Lockheed Martin- Recent Contract Wins 62
Table 17: Silkorsky Products and Services 65
Table 18: Sikorsky: Alliances 67
Table 19: Sikorsky: Recent Contract Wins 68
Table 20: Raytheon - Product Focus 69
Table 21: Raytheon - Alliances 72
Table 22: Raytheon - Recent Contract Wins 73
Table 23: Pilatus Aircraft Limited - Product Focus 76
Table 24: Pilatus Aircraft Limited - Alliances 78
Table 25: Pilatus Aircraft Limited - Recent Contract Wins 78

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