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Jan. 14, 2011 - PRLog -- Argentina faces rising internal and external tensions after a period of military retrenchment, though the prospect of armed conflict is extremely remote. Rekindled tensions with Britain over planned drilling for hydrocarbons around the Falkland Islands are unlikely to escalate. However, we expect the Argentine government to continue using this emotive issue to divert attention from domestic woes and thereby try to stem its sagging approval ratings.

In September 2010, UPI reported that Argentina was boosting its naval presence in the Falklands basin as British and Argentinean firms move ahead with hydrocarbon exploration near the disputed Falklands Islands. Argentine prospecting is expected to start in December, according to presidential aides, just over a year after British companies commenced drilling for oil, a move that provoked protests from Buenos Aires. In 2009, the Argentineans had renewed their claim of sovereignty over the Falklands. Argentina's government has argued that its increased naval deployment is intended to protect the country's 'soft underbelly' but it is also being seen as the latest stage in a bout of sabre-rattling at growing British economic - and military - interests. Britain, for its part, stated that its naval manoeuvres in the region were merely routine.

On the electoral front, popular dissatisfaction with the ruling couple - President Cristina Fernandez and her husband, former President Nestor Kirchner - and their coterie seems likely to be expressed in electoral defeat, if the opposition can present a united front. But in a country with a history of political activism and street protests, sizeable demonstrations and low-level unrest are also possible. Certain groups are already disgruntled and engaging in industrial action and taking to the streets to demonstrate the fact. Still others have been encouraged by President Fernandez herself to protest as she takes on political opponents - a sign of how willing Argentinean politicians are to use the power of the street.

The outlook for the domestic defence industry, particularly aerospace, is showing some signs of improvement, or at least opportunities for renewal. In August 2009, Lockheed Martin Aircraft Argentina SA was approved for nationalisation by the country's parliament, for US$27mn, and in March the following year, it was relaunched, having been renamed FAdeA (Fabrica Argentina de Aviones SA). It could represent a great opportunity for the Argentinean aerospace industry. Deals with overseas partners should help support plans for export and a growing regional role in component manufacturing and MRO. Indeed, FAdeA looks set to restart the export campaign for the plant's Pampa aircraft, which has yet to be sold outside Argentina, despite marketing throughout Latin America, due to political blocks on exporting by the Argentinean government. Now the plant is again under state control, export permits should be easier to come by, if external buyers can be found.

In September 2010, it emerged that Argentina could join other Latin American countries in participating in the development of the KC-390, a military transport plane to be built by rising Brazilian aerospace firm Embraer. The firm is probably keen to bring in foreign partners both to guarantee sales and to help draw on international expertise, as well as to pool risk in a capital-intensive project. In turn, Argentina's aerospace sector could benefit from the knowledge and technology transfer involved.

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Partial Table of Contents:

Executive Summary
SWOT Analysis
- Argentina Security SWOT
- Argentina Defence Industry SWOT
- Political SWOT Analysis
- Economic SWOT Analysis
- Business Environment View SWOT Analysis
Global Political Outlook
- Global Hotspots
- Latin America: More Of The Same
- Western Europe
- Central Europe
- South Eastern Europe
- Russia And The Former Soviet Union
- Middle East: Mostly The Same Old Challenges
- Sub-Saharan Africa: Definitive Elections Pending
- Asia: Accommodating A More Powerful China
- Wild Cards
Global Security Outlook
Latin America Security Overview
- Political Risk Analysis - The Strategic Outlook For The 2010s
- Latin America In A Global Context
- Challenges And Threats To Security
- Border Disputes And Resource Conflict
- Water Scarcity
- Ethnic Tensions dmpep And Indigenous Peoples
- Islamist Militancy
- Key Factors To Consider In The 2010s
Security Risk Analysis
- BMI's Security
- Table: Latin America Security Ratings
- Table: Latin America State Vulnerability To Terrorism Ratings
- Argentina Security Risk Rating
- City Terrorism Rating
- Table: BMI Americas City Terrorism Index
Security Overview
- Internal Security Situation
- Drugs Trafficking
- Military And Human Rights
- External Security Situation
- Table: Regional Insurgent Groups
- Argentina-Brazil Relations
- Argentina-Uruguay Relations
- Argentina-US Relations
- Argentina-Chile Relations
- Argentina-UK Relations
- Relations With Asia
- Latest Developments
Armed Forces And Government Spending
- Armed Forces
- Table: Regional Armed Forces, 2010 (including conscripted, '000 personnel)
- International Deployment
- Table: Argentina's Foreign Deployments
- Weapons Of Mass Destruction
Market Overview
- Arms Trade Overview
- Industry Trends And Developments
- Table: Key Players In Argentina's Defence Sector
- Procurement Trends And Developments
- Naval Developments
- Latest Developments
Industry Forecast Scenario
- Armed Forces And Government Spending
- Table: Argentina's Defence Expenditure, 2008-2015
- Table: Argentina's Defence Expenditure - % Of GDP, 2008-2015

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