Pink Uniforms

Following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” – a list of failed and troubled projects from around the world. US Department of Defense – USA Project type : Military aid Date : Jun 2017 Cost : $28M Synopsis : The United States spends a significant amount of aid money supporting the military of allied countries. With the aim of stabilizing nations and ensuring global security, money is poured into training, equipment and consulting services. A significant amount of t...
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US Department of Defense – U.S. Air Force

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” - a list of failed and troubled projects from around the world. Department of Defense - USA Project type : Integrated supply chain and logistics system Project name : Expeditionary Combat Support System (ECSS) Date : Nov 2012 Cost :$1B Synopsis : When you have 5,400 high-tech aircraft to deploy and maintain, plus 330,000 active personnel to coordinate, you have a major logistics problem on your hands! To manage those...
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Swedish Navy

Following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” - a list of failed and troubled projects from around the world. Swedish Navy Project name : Vasa Project type : Military vessel design and development Date : 1628 (filed under historical failures) Cost : Unknown Synopsis : The Swedish Navy's new flagship sinks on its maiden voyage after completing less than 1 nautical mile. Due to the ship being top heavy a gust of wind was able to capsize the ship resulting in the ...
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Marine One

The following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” - a list of failed and troubled projects from around the world. US Navy Project name : Marine One Date : Jun 2009 Cost :$13B Synopsis : To allow for rapid and safe transport of the President and other VIP's, the US Government maintains a fleet of VIP transport helicopters. The current fleet of Sea King and Blackhawk helicopters was first deployed in the 1970's. Following the 9/11 attacks, the US Government decided tha...
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Department of Defense – Australia – Helicopters

Following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” - a list of failed and troubled projects from around the world. Department of Defense - Australia Project :Seasprite Helicopters Date : May 2006 Cost :$1000M AUD Synopsis : Australian Navy first grounds (May 2006) and then scraps (Mar 2008) a fleet of 10 helicopters because of safety concerns arising from the avionics software used.  The project involved the purchase of 10 second hand Seasprite helicopters that were first...
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Service Personnel and Veterans Agency – UK

Following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” - a list of failed and troubled projects from around the world. Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA) – UK Project name : JPA (Joint Payroll Administration) Date : Oct 2007 Cost :$100 Project (but cost due to failures not disclosed) Synopsis : New system to unify Army, Navy and Air Force payrolls results in a deluge of complaints about missing pay, incorrect pay and bungled allowances. Although system apparently wo...
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Ministry of Defense – UK

Following entry is a record in the “Catalogue of Catastrophe” - a list of failed and troubled projects from around the world. Ministry of Defense - UK Project : Chinook Helicopter upgrade Date : Jun 2008 Cost : $1,000M USD Synopsis : Problems with cockpit software leave 8 Chinook helicopters intended for “specials ops” grounded after 7 years of effort.  Maintained in special air conditioned hangers, the aircraft have never seen operational use.  Although the helicopters can fly, the...
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