The information was obtained from a confidential report obtained by CBC News
on Sept. 4 and presented by Power and Politics
host Evan Solomon.
A time line for the program published by Defense Industry Daily
highlights all the delays to the program that have occurred and how costs have increased since 2000.
The report from Hitachi Consulting concludes
"the government can get the problem-plagued program back on track by negotiating with primary supplier Sikorsky to "re-scope" the project's structure, specifications and delivery approach."
Whether this report impacts upon the $86 million
fines already accrued by Sikorsky in penalties for failing to deliver the helicopters remains to be seen.
The report goes on to conclude the "project could be viable and operationally relevant with a new structure and governance model" as recommended.