2014 Report details for project: Type 45 Destroyers

Project name: Type 45 Destroyers - there are 2 reports for this project: 2013, 2014
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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 Type 45 Destroyer (T45) will be a versatile ship capable of operating world-wide and contributing to those Military Tasks (MT) that may be assigned to the maritime component of a joint force. In order for a force of ships to operate safely at sea and project power onto the land, it has to reduce its susceptibility to attack from the air. The T45 will be a key component in the control and denial of the theatre airspace in joint littoral operations, for the protection of maritime trade routes and shipping and for open-ocean warfare. It will provide the backbone of the Royal Navy’s Anti-Air Warfare (AAW) force protection capability, from the withdrawal from service of the Type 42 Destroyers until at least 2040. The T45s will make up a significant part of the frigate and destroyer force. Aside from their main war-fighting role in a naval, joint and/or combined force, they will also be able to deploy world-wide in support of wider British interests, fulfilling roles from defence diplomacy to disaster relief to crisis intervention.
DCA (RAG): Green
DCA text: All 6 Ships are now In Service, justifying the Green RAG rating. Action is now in hand to close out the programme through the Departmental graduation process.
Start date: 2000-08-15
End date: 2014-03-31
Schedule text: The 6th T45 was released to service ahead of schedule in common with the remainder of the Class. The support solution in place had the flexibility to deal with all early arrivals and the RN benefitted by having operational assets available sooner than programmed.
Baseline: £109.67m
Forecast: £85.68m
Variance: -21.87%
Variance text: For future years, ABC14 Q3 costings have been used to inform the profile. The Ship element of the T45 build programme has identified further reductions of circa £33m in FY13/14; this reduction is principally caused by Risk release and greater certainty of future costs following the successful trials programme and Transfer of Asset to the Royal Navy of HMS Duncan in November 2013. However, this is offset by additional costs of circa £11m related to the Sea Viper weapon system. The net result is an overall saving of circa £20m in FY13/14.
Whole Life Cost: £5,610.77m
WLCost text: The Whole Life Cost figure covers all costs until the end of manufacture, including the build, test and delivery into service of 6 T45 Destroyers, but not in service support. Whole life support costs look set to fall slightly at this range due to a re-scheduling of the Platform's Long Term Refit Plan. Although this through life saving is only in the region of £2m - it introduces significant savings in the first decade and increases platform availability through life.
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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