2014 Report details for project: Puma Helicopter Life Extension Programme

Project name: Puma Helicopter Life Extension 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 Puma Life Extension Programme makes major modifications to the existing fleet of RAF Puma helicopters to install a glass cockpit, modern avionics (including a digital automatic flight control system) and new engines. These upgrades will address obsolescence and safety issues, deliver a step change in performance (particularly in hot and high environments) and ensure the aircraft (which will subsequently be known as the Puma Mk2) can continue to contribute to the required Battlefield Support Helicopter capability until its Out of Service Date in 2025.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: A recent review made several recommendations that have been fully accepted and implemented. These included stakeholder engagement to closely manage the final stages of the Test and Evaluation programme which resulting in improved delivery confidence. The overall programme is on schedule to deliver the full capability on time and within the approved budget.
Start date: 2007-02-01
End date: 2015-12-31
Schedule text: There are a number of contributing factors to the schedule deviation including: greater than originally expected volumes of remedial work that disrupted both development and production activity; delays in sourcing some critical Government Furnished Equipment; and delays to the development programme caused by technical issues and the loss of key contractor flight test personnel in an unrelated fatal helicopter accident. The Review Note, approved in April 2013, forecast Initial Operating Capability (IOC) for March 2015 and Full Operating Capability for December 2015.
Baseline: £33.39m
Forecast: £30.03m
Variance: -10.06%
Variance text: The contract held with the Prime Contractor has been renegotiated. This has resulted in a revised funding profile.
Whole Life Cost: £265.66m
WLCost text: The programme remains within the Approved Budgetary Limit and is affordable within the funding provision. Whole Life Costs include the funding for costs relating to the Puma Life Extension Programme up to the end of manufacture, excluding in service support costs.
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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