bikerthai wrote:The P-8A is on time and on budget for the most part. Some functionalities were delayed because of design issues and incremental changes, but overall the program is saving enough money that talk abounds about buying more frames. The program is also responsive enough that they were able to pull frames forward or backward (to accommodate foreign military sales).
Currently most frames deliveries are running at about a month ahead of contract dates.
angad84 wrote:I'll say. Even the somewhat more bespoke P-8I ran on budget and early for the Indian Navy.
Superunkown wrote:So I was simply wondering if there ever was a MAJOR military project which didn't go overbudget and arrived later than agreed (because these two always seem to come along). I am mostly referring to new planes or ships, big, multi billion dollar projects...
iamlucky13 wrote:I haven't reviewed the full context of this info, but the GAO, in one of their regular DoD program reviews, has a table comparing the initial projected cost and current cost of several in-progress acquisition programs. See page 190 here:
The programs that show negative changes in cost figures seem to mostly be smaller or incremental improvement programs, such as the AIM-9X block II.
The info is misleading on some of the programs. For the C-130J, for example, the 1575% program cost increase is mostly because of a huge increase in planned quantity compared to the first full estimate that was clearly not corrected for.
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