2018 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: 2018 (data is from Sept 2017)
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: Next IPA Gateway Review (GW4) planned for May 18 to assess readiness for service.
Start date: 1998-03-01
End date: 2017-07-03
Schedule text: Conditions for Full Operating Capability (FOC1) Milestone in Nov 17 were partially achieved but a decision was made to not declare FOC until a Release to Service has been achieved (now forecast for summer 18). WK incidents in early-2017 and the subsequent investigation and rectification work impacted on planned activity in 2017. Investment Approvals Committee and Infrastructure Projects Authority have been informed of the delay.
Baseline: £0.98m
Forecast: £2.01m
Variance: 105.00%
Variance text: Elements of equipment testing delayed from FY16/17 into FY 17/18 resulting in variance from forecast.
Whole Life Cost: £1,117.73m
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_2018.csv

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