Thursday, 17 December 2020
Department of Defence
Defence Forces Funding
In 2021, the overall Defence Capital funding envelope will increase by €18 million to €131 million. This significant allocation demonstrates the Government’s commitment to Defence and will facilitate an ongoing programme of equipment replacement and infrastructural development, as set out in the Defence Equipment Development Plan and Defence Infrastructure Development Plan, which align with Defence White Paper objectives.
The planned provision for 2021 'Capability Development', as part of the Defence Capital envelope, is €83.15 million. The full year cost of increasing this allocation by 15% would be approximately €12.5 million.