2017 Report details for project: Lightning II Programme

Project name: Lightning II 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: 2017 (data is from Sept 2016)
Category: Military - see all reports for this category
Description: To deliver a multi-role, carrier-capable aircraft, to be operated jointly by the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The Lightning Programme delivery confidence remains as AMBER. Several emergent issues have added more pressure to timely delivery of the Programme, but mitigation plans are being developed to treat these increasing risks and issues. These include delays in simulator software, and issues relating to Mission Data Reprogramming . Following dialogue with the US Programme leadership on these matters, the UK’s programme has the requisite support to resolve these issues to meet the IOC date on time. Finally, a lack of manpower remains a concern to delivery of the programme - particularly in the DE&S area; however, the overall manpower situation has improved as the Royal Navy have now agreed to provide personnel to the Australia, Canada, UK, Reprogramming Lab (ACURL).
Start date: 2001-10-01
End date: 2035-03-31
Schedule text: The schedule for the UK F-35 delivery remains taut but on track.
Baseline: £808.53m
Forecast: £888.46m
Variance: 10.00%
Variance text: The reason for the FY16/17 forecast to budget variance is due to the Exchange Rate with the US Dollar.
Whole Life Cost: £13,383.07m
WLCost text: a. Production (main production phase of approved a/c buy due to be completed in 2026). i. Includes Aircraft and Equipment procurement. ii. Through life capability development and obsolescence management. iii. Op Sovereignty Capabilities. iv. UK contribution to Production, Sustainment & Follow-on Development b. System Design & Demonstration. i. Common JSF Design and Demonstration against UK URD. ii. UK Unique Development & Integration (including Ship, Weapons and Main Operating Base) iii. Initial Operational Test & Evaluation iv. Safety. c. Sustainment d. Public Sector technical Support. e. Packages of work at RAF Marham to enable site re-organisation to accommodate Lightning. f. DIO Infrastructure.
Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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