Warrior Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

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Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

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"The analysis conducted, indicated that the cost of the new Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) is between 1.4 and 2 times the cost of upgrading the existing Warrior vehicle. Therefore the Off the Shelf option was ruled out as a potential approach to meet the Warrior role. "

As a former Cost Accountant in industry I find that statement troubling

The key metric is total cost of ownership divided by some unit of output. The unit of output could be year of service, days of availability whatever. But the bottom line is you're not buying a platform but a capability. And the total cost of ownership needs to include support and maintenance of an ageing piece of equipment, dealing with obsolescence issues, unique logistics chain not shared by allies etc. Acquisition cost is about 30% of it.

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Ahhh but then your numbers wouldn’t fit the budget and you’d need to lower your sight or cut numbers were as u don’t until there started and when you have to actually pay for them see a whole host of programs.

Some have argued that’s why some senior official dislike the air tanker contract they are unable to cut its maintenance and support budget to cover other budgets.

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