2014 Report details for project: Merlin Programme

Project name: Merlin Programme - there are 4 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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Organisation: MOD (D17) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Military - see all reports for this category
Description: The Merlin Capability Sustainment Programme (MCSP) will update 30 Merlin Mk1 aircraft to overcome existing and forecast obsolescence within the Weapon Systems Avionics to ensure sustainment of the required capability until the planned Out of Service date (2029). The converted aircraft will be known as Merlin Mk 2. The Programme will also update, as necessary, the support products and the full Merlin Training Facility at RNAS Culdrose.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: The MCSP remains within the Performance, Cost and Time envelope defined in the MGBC approval. IOC will be achieved within the not to exceed approval date (September 2014) potentially with some acceptable capability limitations which will be overcome by FOC, which is forecast for June 2015.
Start date: 2003-06-01
End date: 2016-03-31
Schedule text: The Programme will deliver to the approved timescales.
Baseline: £79.10m
Forecast: £101.19m
Variance: 27.93%
Variance text: CDEL Variance arises following accelerated performance by supplier in 12/13 as negotiated by DE&S.
Whole Life Cost: £755.44m
WLCost text: The Whole Life Cost figure includes avionic systems to address obsolescence issues as well as the necessary support products and training requirements. This should reduce through life cost of support.
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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