Cyclists, get some
"A 10 month assessment phase will concentrate on defining the system solution reducing risk in preparation for full development, scheduled for 2009."
I've just finished reading Lewis Page's "Lions, Donkeys, and Dinosaurs". I bet anybody any money that full development will not start until 2011, and will finish in 2015, at a total cost two and a half billion pounds, and that the final product will be a limited functionality alpha release that will not work.
"the size of the task should not be underestimated"
I wager that it will be underestimated.