Italy to allocate $15.8bn to buy new infantry fighting vehicles to replace aging Dardo fleet

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 19.10.2023, 19:01
Italy to allocate $15.8bn to buy new infantry fighting vehicles to replace aging Dardo fleet

Italy will buy more than just tanks and HIMARS. The country of the Apennine Peninsula will spend billions of dollars to upgrade its fleet of infantry fighting vehicles.

Here's What We Know

The budget document outlines a programme to buy new infantry fighting vehicles to replace the Dardo armoured vehicles. More than $50 million will be allocated to launch the project in 2024.

So far, the document says that the Italian Defence Ministry will spend about $5.5 billion over 14 years, with the total cost of the programme to replace Dardo combat vehicles estimated at $15.8 billion.

Italy has not yet chosen the vehicles that will replace the Dardo. It is possible that the authorities will decide not to buy the existing infantry fighting vehicle, but to create a new one.

Source: Defence News