yes it is true, we named our new military satellite system after the one in the Terminator series.
If this is not macho enough for you, then weep at its telecoms power and awe. Well, OK not weep, but perhaps be impressed.
I am glad our armed forces will finally be able to use the modern communications systems that us mere office workers take for granted.
However, as ever the cost is astro-nomical; fitting given the subject here.
The PFI deal that it was bought under is a typically hideous beastie. 18 years of future costs and no fixed payments. Extra's added (to the tune of a few hundred million) in 2005 for a little up specking.
Finally, just to sweeten the deal the MoD threw in a few other contracts for radio's and systems.
All this is just yet another condemnation of the MoD's procurement department, surely one of the sectors in Whitehall needing the most urgent overhaul.