Originally Posted by Enfield Exile
He doesn't say it was the UK government thought
It was. And it was delivered fully working ahead of schedule (or under budget, it was one or the other, I forget which).
In fairness, the overall project was about 3 years late, but that's because the government dept. ran out of money and had to mothball the project - althuogh that that time, we were about 10 months behind schedule!