New demands for weapons by Italian MoD: total Programmes 2021 at over 15 billion €

The new year for the Ministry of Defence begins as the last one ended: with an avalanche of rearmament programmes sent by Minister Guerini to Parliament for rapid and predictable approval. The programmes are still labelled “SMD 2021”, a year that at this point breaks all historical records with 31 requests submitted for a total …

Record number procurement programmes for the Italian MoD in 2021: new commitments of more than €12 billion

With the transmission to Parliament in the last days of November of another five ministerial rearmament decrees to be approved by the end of the year, the total number of programmes that Defence Minister Lorenzo Guerini has sent to Parliament for 2021 has risen to 23 (an all-time record). These are procurement requests worth a …