Friday, 28 March 2008

Number Crunching Nimrod Style

How costs took off:

Cost when approved: £2.8 billion

Cost estimate now: £3.5 billion

Original in-service date: April 2003

Current forecast in-service date: September 2010

Cost rose at the end of 2006-07 by £687 million

Cost rose in 2007-08 by another £100 million

Air craft carriers and now support aircraft, this country cannot build anything on time and at its original cost.

If this country were forced into a war similar to the 1939 conflict, we would need 8 years notice.

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