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MoD spent £1 billion on tank programme which produced no vehicles

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/09/2011

Christopher Hope

MPs on the Public Accounts Committee blamed the Treasury for raiding the MoD's budget for the vehicles, effectively hobbling the programme.

They castigated the MoD for the extraordinary failure which meant that the department had nothing to show for its £1billion of spending.

Since 1998 the MoD has attempted to acquire tanks, reconnaissance vehicles and personnel-carriers through a number of different procurement projects.

However the MoD found that not one of the vehicles was delivered, despite £1.1billion being spent, including £321million on cancelled or suspended projects.

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"MoD spent £1 billion on tank programme which produced no vehicles", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2011. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/mod-spent-1-billion-on-tank-programme-which-produced-no-vehicles