Monday, June 29, 2009

Carriers over budget

The RN's flagship project, the 2 CVF aircraft carriers, is under threat again after it was disclosed the project is running £1 billion over budget. The cost of the project is now estimated at £5 billion, the increase said to be due to inflation, accounting adjustments and direct costs. Maybe they should have costed it correctly in the first place. These cost increases put the programme under pressure it has been said in a memo by the contractors.

Personally i'd ditch Prince Of Wales and build a new ship along the lines of Ocean or Ark Royal to serve as an LPH/Reserve carrier. Wouldn't it be nice for once if a military project came in on budget?

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