2015 Report details for project: DREADNOUGHT

Project name: DREADNOUGHT - 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: The scope of the programme covers the design, development and manufacture of 4 Successor SSBN Class submarines, to be confirmed at Main Gate, in response to the requirement detailed in the Government White Paper 2006: The Future of the UK's Nuclear Deterrent. The requirement for a class of SSBNs (Successor) to replace the current Vanguard class was subsequently re-endorsed in Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010, which required a force of SSBN submarines to support Continuous at Sea Deterrence (CASD) as delivered under the enduring operation: Op RELENTLESS.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The MPA report was issued on 3 March 2014. The principal recommendations around commercial, financial and Government/Industry structures and governance arrangements are being taken forward under Project ADVANCE. The delivery confidence assessment was based on: strengthened governance provided by the Defence Nuclear Executive, Future Strategic Deterrent Management and Successor Programme Boards; and, the initiation of work to examine the optimisation of organisational design, commercial and financial arrangements to deliver the Successor programme being conducted jointly by MoD, HMT and the Major Projects Authority, which is due to report in mid 2015. The project is also benefitting from a substantial business improvement initiative led jointly by the MoD and the main Tier 1 suppliers. Overall progress with developing the submarine platform and propulsion system design is progressing satisfactorily. The Integrated Master Schedule has been consolidated and principal contractors’ schedules are aligned.
Start date: 2011-04-14
End date: None
Schedule text: The Successor assessment phase programme is currently on average three months behind schedule, but key milestones such as the Whole Boat Preliminary Design Review and power plant Critical Design Review have been achieved on time.
Baseline: £623.19m
Forecast: £628.04m
Variance: 0.80%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £0.00m
WLCost text: Current Successor programme assumption is that WLC will be no more than current class, and the in-service costs of the current class are publicly quoted as being 5-6% of the Defence Budget.
Notes1: Successor SSBN Exempt under section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000)
Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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