2016 Report details for project: CROWSNEST programme

Project name: CROWSNEST 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: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
Category: Military - see all reports for this category
Description: Equips 10 Merlin Mk2 helicopters with an advanced airborne surveillance system to meet the requirement for early threat warning and co-ordination of aircraft.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: The Delivery Confidence Assessment declined as a result of staff shortages in the programme and risk in the Merlin modification. The competition to downselect the CROWSNEST mission system completed in April 2015 with Thales selected as the preferred mission bidder. Following this milestone the Prime Contractor (Lockheed Martin) worked with Thales to submit a Demonstration and Manufacture bid proposal in October 2015. Commercial and programmatic negotiations achieved Main Gate in May 2016.
Start date: 2013-03-26
End date: 2022-09-30
Schedule text: Key programme milestones remain unchanged. Mission system down select was completed in April 2015, Main Gate was achieved in Quarter 1, 2016/17.
Baseline: £4.08m
Forecast: £13.60m
Variance: 233.64%
Variance text: Funding to de-risk the CROWSNEST Design and Manufacture phase has been brought forward into FY15/16 explaining the variance of 233.64%. The programme remains within its pre-Main Gate budget.
Whole Life Cost: £0.00m
WLCost text: Exempt under section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000).
Notes1: Crowsnest Programme Exempt under section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000).
Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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