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Dual use and consolidated growth

Osservatorio Strategico - Francesco Lombardi

Roma - CeMiSS,  7 maggio 2012

When talking about dual use items, we usually refer to those products that have both a military and civil use. Usually created for military purposes, many technological breakthroughs have changed peoples’ lives in many ways. Let’s think about things like computers, radars, the atomic energy, and many more. The cooperation between the Defense and the civil economic sector, sometimes unavoidable due to the huge research costs, has been an incentive and an example for other sectors and a driving force for a country’s growth. (Abstract by Cristiana Era)