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 …

Italian military expenditure close to €25 billion in 2021, +8.1% compared to 2020

Italian military spending will amount to just under 25 billion euros in 2021, according to estimates released by the Mil€x Observatory. These estimates were made according to the new methodology developed by the Observatory and derived from the final data from the financial forecasts of the ministries involved, which shows an annual growth of over …

Italian military expenditures growing strongly: over €26 billion on an annual basis

The increase is 6.4% with a raise of more than 1.5 billion euros compared to 2019. Methodological note This sheet elaborated by the Mil€x Observatory on Italian military expenditure aims to provide the most precise and in-depth assessment possible of the Italian State’s military investments in 2020 with the documentation currently available. A methodological premise …

Principali programmi di procurement

IL CIMITERO DEI CARRI ARMATI Conseguenza del meccanismo di incentivi pubblici strutturali alle industrie del comparto difesa è un procurement distorto da logiche industrial-commerciali che poco hanno a che vedere con le reali esigenze strategico-operative dello strumento militare. Lo Stato si pone al servizio dell’industria, prima assumendosi il rischio d’impresa tramite il finanziamento di tutta …

Nel 2017, 15 milioni al giorno in nuovi armamenti

Conseguenza del meccanismo di incentivi pubblici strutturali alle industrie del comparto difesa è un procurement distorto da logiche industrial-commerciali che poco hanno a che vedere con le reali esigenze strategico-operative dello strumento militare. Lo Stato si pone al servizio dell’industria, prima assumendosi il rischio d’impresa tramite il finanziamento di tutta la fase di progettazione, sviluppo …