2014 Report details for project: Airseeker

Project name: Airseeker - there are 5 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
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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: Project AIRSEEKER will deliver UK's airborne electronic surveillance capability against an evolving and complex target set until 2025. It will provide a rapidly deployable capability to support operations where it will be able to collect, analyse, fuse and disseminate a coherent and readily interpretable electronic surveillance picture in support of national, joint and coalition operations. The purpose for collecting this information is to support targeting and combat identification.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The generation of the evidence to support the publication of the Release to Service (RTS) for AIRSEEKER has been labour intensive and time consuming. Additional resource requirements have been met through employing a suitably qualified and experienced group comprising a mixture of Manpower Substitution and externally contracted Technical Support. DE&S is in the process of presenting the initial RTS recommendation which if accepted will allow flying to commence earlier than programmed thereby addressing the operational requirement. The impact of this advance of schedule on the overall programme of record is currently being considered.
Start date: 2010-03-18
End date: 2018-04-01
Schedule text: Airseeker is on course to deliver early beneficial use ahead of the approved IOC date. Delivery of this early capability may affect the programme of record, the scale of which is currently being analysed.
Baseline: £141.57m
Forecast: £150.19m
Variance: 6.09%
Variance text: FY13/14 forecast shows an increase as a result of increased levels of safety related activity required to generate an evidence based Initial Release to Service (IRTS), and adverse movements in exchange rates. Pressures remain within the Equipment DLOD (Defence Lines of Development) (due to the cost of additional airworthiness activity) and Infrastructure (due to increased costs for new buildings). Variance in early years is forecast to be recovered in FY16/17+.
Whole Life Cost: £1,219.40m
WLCost text: Budgeted whole life costs for Programme AIRSEEKER include the delivery of 3 RIVET JOINT aircraft, associated Ground Equipment and modification to existing infrastructure. This will deliver a rapidly deployable airborne capability configured to provide effect across the spectrum of operations to 2025.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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