2016 Report details for project: WATCHKEEPER

Project name: WATCHKEEPER - 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: WATCHKEEPER is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform that will provide battlefield surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to the land tactical commander within the Joint Operations environment.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: Delivery challenges identified since the last data release are being addressed and the current increase in delivery confidence reflects the efforts made to gain control of the programme and place it back on a firm footing following its successful deployment to Afghanistan in 2014. Efforts to increase delivery confidence continue in preparation for the next Programme Assessment Review in 2016
Start date: 1998-03-01
End date: 2017-07-03
Schedule text: The Watchkeeper envelope remains challenging, but it is the SRO’s assessment that Full Operating Capability can be met by April 2017.
Baseline: £61.03m
Forecast: £58.94m
Variance: None%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £1,169.78m
WLCost text: Only costs to Full Operating Capability(FOC) are represented; mid life obsolescence work and capability upgrade work planned for the next decade are not.
Notes1: Budget variance less than 5%.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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