2017 Report details for project: Spearfish Upgrade Programme

Project name: Spearfish Upgrade 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 update the UK's submarine heavyweight torpedo: safety improvements are required to ensure residual risks remain as low as reasonably practicable and improved performance is required against increasingly capable threats.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: Delivery Confidence Assessment is primarily affected by: • dependency on the Combat System Weapon Thread programme (to modify the submarine combat system interface) to enable delivery of the full warfighting capability of the upgraded weapon; • progression of design maturity of the weapon upgrade, in particular the guidance link; and • availability of submarine platforms to conduct torpedo trials. To ensure necessary governance of the important dependency on the Weapon Thread programme, it has been added as an Equipment Line of Development to the SFU Programme Board.
Start date: 2008-04-01
End date: 2024-03-31
Schedule text: Project end date (delivery of all Mod kits) remains 31 March 2024. However, as mentioned in assessment of delivery confidence, the full realisation of the warfighting capability is dependent on the delivery of the Weapon Thread element (the platform connection from the weapon to the combat system). Although a representative from this parallel project now attends the SFU programme board, this work-stream is managed as a critical dependency and remains outwith the scope of the SFU project itself, which has limited influence over delivery timescale of that element.
Baseline: £39.95m
Forecast: £40.02m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Budget Variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £416.08m
WLCost text: Project forecast to deliver within budget and within IAC Approval. The cost envelope covers the upgrading of essential elements of the existing weapons, timed to coincide with their routine maintenance.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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