2015 Report details for project: Spearfish Upgrade Programme

Project name: Spearfish Upgrade Programme - 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: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Military - see all reports for this category
Description: SFU Project has 4 key outputs: 1. Single Fuel – Create a single fuel weapon to replace the current bi-propellant system; 2. Insensitive Munition (IM) Warhead. Replacement of the current warhead with an IM warhead before the existing warheads start to reach their end of life; 3. Digital Weapon – Digitisation of the weapon to deliver the software integrity improvements necessary to comply with the modern standard for systematic safety integrity; 4. Fibre Optic Guide-fibre – The replacement guidance link will remove the communication delays between the platform and the weapon, thereby enabling safety and capability improvements and replacing the existing Copper/Cadmium (Cu/Cd) wire.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: The delivery confidence reflected the ongoing contract negotiations and re-approval for the demonstration and manufacture phases. Since this time, re-approval has been gained and a contract has been placed.
Start date: 2008-04-01
End date: 2024-03-31
Schedule text: The latest approval for SFU includes the full manufacture phase and the above project end date reflects the end of manufacture.
Baseline: £21.65m
Forecast: £23.55m
Variance: 8.80%
Variance text: Funding was slipped from 2013/14 to 2014/15 to reflect the delays to the Assessment Phase completion. The Assessment Phase completed in May 2014.
Whole Life Cost: £428.89m
WLCost text: The forecast whole life cost for SFU, as presented in the re-approval business case, fall within the budgeted whole life costs above.
Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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