Just for a change we are reading of equipment that was ordered at an exorbidant price that actually does not fit the criteria it is needed for, on top of that they are again not ready on time so we pay another approx Â£500 million for a different version. Over decades serving officers and civil servants have been clueless when it comes to ordering our equipment and actually receiving it on time and on cost. How many more millions, no, billions are still going to be wasted by defence contractors running rings around our procurement staff. When this happens do the staff lose their job, as they would in a civilian firm, Think Not. Just move on to another procurement and probably cock that up aswell. How much for a Type 45 then, bet it will not be the cost that was stated by the contractor. Feel better now, had my morning rant after another cock up by our own teams!