2016 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: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
Category: Military - see all reports for this category
Description: To sustain the UK's airborne electronic surveillance capability previously provided by the Nimrod R1 aircraft.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: The AIRSEEKER Programme has continued to be highly successful, both in terms of the way in which it is being delivered but also in what is being achieved. Two of the 3 Rivet Joint aircraft have now been delivered and both have successfully deployed on operations during 2015. The infrastructure required to support the capability was completed on time and is now being fitted out to support operations from RAF Waddington. The remainder of the Programme, through to the Full Operating Capability milestone of 31 December 2017, will focus on completing the establishment of UK-based training facilities and on receiving the third aircraft: it is likely that this will all be completed ahead of the planned programme completion date.
Start date: 2010-03-18
End date: 2018-04-01
Schedule text: The Programme is on schedule and should complete ahead of the planned date for Full Operating Capability of 31 December 2017.
Baseline: £134.59m
Forecast: £132.06m
Variance: None%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £757.80m
WLCost text: Budgeted whole life costs for Programme AIRSEEKER cover the delivery of 3 RIVET JOINT aircraft, associated Ground Equipment and modification to existing infrastructure, together with sustainment costs up to the programme Full Operating Capability of April 2018.  This will deliver a rapidly deployable airborne capability configured to provide effect across the spectrum of operations to 2025.
Notes1: Budget variance less than 5%.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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