Italian MoD Publishes Multi-Year Planning Document 2019–21

The Italian Ministry of Defence published its recently approved multi-year planning document (Documento Programmatico Pluriennale: DPP) 2019-21 on its website on 5 July. The document allocates EUR21,432.2 million (USD24,046.7 million) or 1.21% of forecast GDP for 2019, EUR21,876.6 million or 1.2% of GDP for 2020, and EUR21,957.5 million or 1.17% of...

The Italian Ministry of Defence published its recently approved multi-year planning document (Documento Programmatico Pluriennale: DPP) 2019-21 on its website on 5 July.

Italy's DPP 2019–21 foresees the mid-life update of the Ariete main battle tank. (Oto Melara)
Italy's DPP 2019-21 foresees the mid-life update of the Ariete main battle tank. (Oto Melara)

The document allocates EUR21,432.2 million (USD24,046.7 million) or 1.21% of forecast GDP for 2019, EUR21,876.6 million or 1.2% of GDP for 2020, and EUR21,957.5 million or 1.17% of GDP for 2021.

More than EUR1,667 million is planned to be invested in maintaining the armed forces' operational capabilities over the next 15 years.

Interservice programmes include New Generation Identification Friend or Foe (NGIFF), with EUR188 million planned over seven years; defence digitisation and IT security and network enhancement, with EUR524.5 million over 15 years; and military technology research into unmanned vehicles, cyber, and medicine, with EUR69.5 million over 15 years.

Source: www.janes.com