2017 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: 2017 (data is from Sept 2016)
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: he Programme received an IPA AMBER rating on the 30th September and since then, recommendations associated with this rating have been addressed fully by the programme by November 2016. The overall DCA remained AMBER due to concerns over training and the achievement of a Release to Service.
Start date: 1998-03-01
End date: 2017-07-03
Schedule text: Due to the realisation of a training risk the SRO has taken the opportunity to delay the projected FOC 1 date and synchronise a number of Programme outcomes
Baseline: £43.16m
Forecast: £40.77m
Variance: -6.00%
Variance text: Figures drawn from Q2 when a budget variance was predicted, this has now been closed to within 5% as year closure approaches.
Whole Life Cost: £1,116.75m
WLCost text: Only costs to Full Operating Capability(FOC) are represented; mid life obsolescence work planned for the next decade are not.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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