To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Italy moves out with Tempest grand spending plan

14th August 2021 - 09:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


Tempest concept art (Photo: Crown copyright)

Italy has committed to long-term spending on the multinational Tempest Future Combat Air System (FCAS).

The Italian Ministry of Defence has outlined a comprehensive spending plan for the Tempest Future Combat Air System (FCAS) which includes a €2 billion ($2.4 billion) investment over the next 15 years.

Details of the plans were published in Italy’s multiyear policy document (Documento Programmatico Pluriennale) or DPP for 2021–23 on 5 August.

The document revealed that Tempest funding would increase gradually from €20 million ($23.6 million) annually in 2021-2023 to €90 million ($106.2 million) between 2024-2026 and peak at €1.85 billion ($2.2 billion) during 2027-2035.

Although the funding will be a welcome boost for the multinational Tempest effort, the figure of

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

Tim has experience writing …

Read full bio

Share to