2018 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: 2018 (data is from Sept 2017)
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 against increasingly capable threats.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: Delivery Confidence Assessment is primarily affected by: Technical issues experienced during trials, may necessitate Design change(s) to make improvements. Continuation of surface launched trials continue to facilitate development of systems software.
Start date: 2008-04-01
End date: 2024-03-31
Schedule text: Project end date remains unchanged however emergent technical issues have resulted in a rescheduling of the trials plan with extra trials added in as a de-risking measure. Associated submarine interface has progressed with the successful approval of the Initial Gate Business Case (IGBC) which will release funding to develop the initial solution prior to the Main Gate Business Case (MGBC) being submitted to fund the production and final design.
Baseline: £41.05m
Forecast: £39.45m
Variance: -4.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £416.61m
WLCost text: Project forecast to deliver within budget and within IAC approval. Submarine interface is subject to a separate approval and has been approved for IGBC at a Navy Command Approvals Committee(NCAC)in Nov 17. MGBC is expected to be presented to the NCAC towards the end of 2019.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2018.csv

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