2013 Report details for project: Falcon

Project name: Falcon - there is only one report for this project
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Organisation: MOD (D17) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2013 (data is from Sept 2012)
Category: Military - see all reports for this category
Description: Falcon provides a tactical formation level secure communications system for the UK and will provide this for the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC). Falcon will enable High Readiness Force (Land) (HRF(L)) units to be deployed rapidly to areas of crisis, allowing the UK to remain a pivotal member of the ARRC. It has delivered a major upgrade to the RAF's ability to handle complex network-enabled operations on deployed operating bases.
DCA (RAG): Green
DCA text: The project had experienced various delays relating to technical issues with the cryptographic technology, which protects the security of the information being transmitted. These issues caused a 15 months delay overall to the project. The forecast in-service date for all the variants of the equipment was December 2012. However, the project went into service in October 2012 ahead of the revised date. As a result the RAG status is now GREEN.
Start date: 1998-01-01
End date: 2035-03-31
Schedule text: The Project was on track to enter service against the revised project baseline agreed under Review Note December 2011, however this was achieved 2 months ahead of schedule (October 12).
Baseline: £29.02m
Forecast: £29.02m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Not required as variance is with +/- 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £1,467.04m
WLCost text: The Budgeted WLC up to FY34/35 for the Falcon project includes Phase 1 - Inc Project A & C support costs with minimal remaining Equipment Procurement Programme (EPP) budget. It also includes Phase 2 which covers 2a Coherency (to upgrade remaining fleet to UOR standard), 2b Tech Refresh (including crypto upgrade), 2c Air Portable/early entry (miniaturisation) and Phase 2d Tech Refresh.
Notes1: Falcon - 02 (Increments A & C amalgamated at 1/4/11)
Notes2:
Sourcefile: MOD_2013.csv

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