Italy Defence & Security Report Q1 2015 - New Report Available


Fast Market Research recommends "Italy Defence & Security Report Q1 2015" from Business Monitor International, now available



[ClickPress, Wed Dec 17 2014] BMI expects Italy to spend up to USD26.8bn on defence in 2015. The level of defence spending has fluctuated in recent years, reflecting Italy's current financial situation with the government attempting to reduce public expenditure. While defence spending in absolute terms is increasing, we forecast defence expenditure to remain stable at 1.4% of GDP over the remainder of our forecast period until 2018.

Italy's defence industry association is expected to undertake a more proactive role in promoting the country's defence exports following the appointment in September 2014 of Guido Crosetto, a former undersecretary of defence in the Italian government, to the post of chairman of the association. Crosetto was acknowledged to have worked particularly hard to promote Italian defence exports during his time in government.

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Italy is still evaluating the AgustaWestland AW149 medium-lift utility helicopter. The rotorcraft is being evaluated as a possible platform to perform troop transport and search and rescue. Meanwhile, Alenia Aermacchi selected the Williams International FJ44-4M turbofan to power the M-345 trainer in early October 2014. Flight tests of the M-345 with the new engine are expected to commence in March 2015.

As of early October 2014, Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavylift helicopters are being delivered to the Italian Army. The aircraft are being constructed under licence from Boeing by AgustaWestland.

As of late October 2014, the navy has finalised the design of a new class of offshore patrol vessel to replace a number of surface combatants in the fleet. Production contracts for the new ships could be signed by the end of 2014, with the launch to commence in early 2017.

We have given Italy an overall security risk index of 80 for Q115. We believe that Italy faces a low risk from becoming involved in a major interstate conflict; however, we do believe that it has a slightly elevated risk of experiencing a major terrorist attack and continues to face a...

The Italy Defence & Security Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent forecasts for national and international security, the defence industry, military expenditure, employment in arms production, and arms imports and exports, as well as examining industry trends and prospects, national and multinational arms producers and the regulatory environment.

BMI's Italy Defence & Security Report provides professionals, consultancies, government departments, regulatory bodies and researchers with independent forecasts and regional competitive intelligence on the Italian defence and security industry.

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* Benchmark BMI's independent defence and security industry forecasts on Italy to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Italian defence and security market.

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