Risks Rise in UK Defence Procurement Programmes

The UK’s project management watchdog has ‘red-flagged’ five defence procurement projects The number of projects with successful delivery ‘in doubt’ has risen from seven to 13 since 2017 Five major UK defence procurement projects are now considered “unachievable” and their viability needs to be reassessed, according to the 2018 report of the UK’s...
  • The UK’s project management watchdog has ‘red-flagged’ five defence procurement projects
  • The number of projects with successful delivery ‘in doubt’ has risen from seven to 13 since 2017

Five major UK defence procurement projects are now considered “unachievable” and their viability needs to be reassessed, according to the 2018 report of the UK’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

This represents a five-fold increase since last year’s report, which gave only one project – to build nuclear-powered submarine reactor cores – a “red flag”.

The GBP1.5 billion (USD2 billion) reactor core has been joined by the GBP9.9 billion Astute class nuclear submarine, GBP1.8 billion Marshall military air traffic control system, GBP907 million Protector unmanned aerial vehicle, and the GBP1.6 billion Armoured Infantry 2025 project to upgrade Warrior vehicles.

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Source: www.janes.com