OK, the MoD computer revision plan.
It aims to provide 150,000 terminals across 2,000 military sites — including on Royal Navy ships as well as for ground troops in war zones.
150,000 seats. OK. Sounds about right. Somewhere between a terminal for every one and every two of the Armed Forces (roughly, back of the envelope stylee).
And the estimated cost has now risen from £6.2billion to £7.1billion.
Eh? I\’ve not dropped or added a zero here have I? They\’re really saying that a computer system is going to cost £47,000 per seat? Yes, I know, they need to be secure and all but how bloody much does a Faraday Cage cost?