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MOD Projects Over Budget

leftThe Ministry of Defence's 20 biggest weapon projects are £2.6 billion over budget and 36 years behind schedule according to the Commons Public Accounts Committee.

The Ministry of Defence's 20 biggest weapon projects are £2.6 billion over budget and 36 years behind schedule according to the Commons Public Accounts Committee.

For example the Asute class attack submarines will now cost £3.6 billlion - £1billion over budget. Many of the cost overruns have been due to over ambition in the original design and a failure to properly understand and budget for costs. Edward Leigh, the Committee Chairman, siad it was vital that Ministers learnt the lessons as they prepared to spend billions on a successor to Trident. "The truth is that the departments'track record in managing these projects is pretty dire".

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