2014 Report details for project: Astute Boats 1-7

Project name: Astute Boats 1-7 - there are 7 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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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 scope of the programme covers the design, development and manufacture of 7 Astute class submarines as detailed in the formal Staff Requirement of 1997. The military requirement for up to 8 submarines was re-endorsed in the SDSR 2010 which required the submarines to perform a wide range of military tasks; demonstrate global reach, endurance, covertness, sustained high speed and the ability to conduct unsupported operations in hostile environments.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The last 12 months has brought considerable success to the Astute Class submarine project with the delivery of the first two of these exceptionally capable submarines to the Royal Navy. However the project remains a very technically demanding endeavour. The schedule to deliver the remaining 5 boats to schedule is challenging and delivery confidence is assessed as Amber. Whilst the MOD, shipbuilder and supply chain have all learned much from the construction of the first 2 boats, challenges remain, and a number of performance improvement projects have been established to address the main technical, logistical and management risks and issues. These all involve close working between the MOD and its main suppliers and are providing increasing evidence of the manufacturing performance required to meet the approved targets for schedule, cost and performance.
Start date: 1997-03-17
End date: 2024-03-31
Schedule text: The Project remains on schedule to deliver the remaining 5 submarines within the latest approval, although some substantial risks and challenges remain. The first two submarines have been handed over to the Royal Navy.
Baseline: £549.02m
Forecast: £534.00m
Variance: -2.74%
Variance text: N/A
Whole Life Cost: £9,867.58m
WLCost text: No significant change. With 2 submarines now at sea and the remainder under construction, there is a growing basis of historical data on which the forward procurement costs are based. The current forecast remains within the approved budgetary limit and is affordable within departmental funding provision.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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