"Italy Defence & Security Report Q4 2013" now available at Fast Market Research


Fast Market Research recommends "Italy Defence & Security Report Q4 2013" from Business Monitor International, now available


[USPRwire, Thu Oct 17 2013] The report details the Italian armed forces structure, including its order of battle. In addition, it examines the government's efforts to streamline the size of the armed forces, and better configure them to perform out-ofarea operations. The report also discusses Italy's long-term procurement plans, and the country's recent procurement trends.

Italy's defence sector faces a number of distinct challenges in the near future. The country is performing a protracted reorientation of its strategic posture to essentially reconfigure its armed forces from their erstwhile NATO posture - which sought to defend the southern part of the European continent against Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact aggression - into an adaptable and agile force able to rapidly project power beyond Italy's borders. For this strategic aspiration to become a reality, the Italian government is pursuing a number of projects that seek to improve procurement platforms, enhancing the armed forces' power projection capabilities and providing force multiplier capability in theatre. As well as pursuing these objectives, the Italian government is trying to achieve them in period of profound economic stagnation, which is having an adverse effect on the country's economy.

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Over the last quarter, BMI has made a number of changes to its forecasts. These include:

* Analysis of the Italian government's latest defence budget figures for 2013, and its planned defence spending trends for 2014 and 2015.
* News concerning the progress of the Italian Air Force and Navy's procurement of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning-II Joint Strike Fighters, and their timetables for delivery.
* Details of planed changes to defence procurement oversight by the Italian parliament on 100 percent of all Italian defence procurement decisions.
* Updates regarding sales and performance of several leading Italian defence contractors.

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