2014 Report details for project: Carrier Enabled Power Projection

Project name: Carrier Enabled Power Projection - there are 6 reports for this project: 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 core Carrier Enabled Power Projection (CEPP) Programme consists of the QEC Aircraft Carrier, the Lightning II and the CROWSNEST capability for the Multi-role Merlin. The remainder of the original reported portfolio will be managed as key dependencies around that core and monitored to ensure coherence. The main focus of the programme is the successful delivery of a Carrier Strike capability which is assessed to be the most technically challenging and Force stressing requirement. The other elements of fighting power (amphibious capability and the support shipping) will be managed and delivered by the most appropriate FLC as key dependencies. The aim remains to successfully deliver an initial UK Carrier Strike capability by the end of 2020 whilst ensuring that Her Majesty's Government (HMG) retains the opportunity to flexibly re-configure the QE Class Carriers for other tasks and deliver a full integrated and coherent Capability over the length of the programme. It is noted that the QEC, Lightning II and CROWSNEST programmes provide separate returns.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The CEPP programme integrates together highly complex, multi-platform, multi-environment capabilities that offer major increases in Military capability. Over the course of the last year the focus has been on maturing the governance structure and aligning programme priorities. The major achievement milestones in CEPP have included: finalising rebaselining the QEC programme agreed in October 2013 and announced in November, eventually leading to Contract signature with the ACA for revised Carrier costs; approval of investment on the Lightning II programme to provide the aircraft, infrastructure and initial support needed to achieve IOC; closing a potential capability gap in Airborne Early Warning (AEW) provision by accelerating the CROWSNEST programme by some 18 mths; developing and maturing a headline operating model against which future capability and cost decisions can be understood; and preparing for SDSR 2015 including the consideration of options for the second Carrier, potential changes to Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) buy numbers and the Fleet Solid Support (FSS) capability.
Start date: 2011-01-31
End date: 2030-12-31
Schedule text: In the light of the above programme considerations, including refining and clarifying its major underpinning assumptions, delivery of CEPP is achievable but considered extremely challenging from technical, programmatic and financial perspectives.
Baseline: £2.50m
Forecast: £1.50m
Variance: -40.00%
Variance text: The figures quoted above are purely CEPP Marginal Costs. The core projects (QEC, Lightning II and CROWSNEST which also submit reports) include the full costs of their projects. These marginal costs are derived from overall Head Office finance costs and based upon approved budget position.
Whole Life Cost: £23.75m
WLCost text: CEPP only reports marginal costs and the Whole Life Cost above reflects the addition of CEPP marginal costs over the life of the programme - Budgeted Whole Life Costs for the constituent projects (QEP / Lightning II and Crows nest) are included within their own submissions.
Notes1: Carrier Enabled Power Projection (CEPP)
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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