2013 Report details for project: Merlin Programme

Project name: Merlin Programme - there are 4 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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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: The Merlin Capability Sustainment Programme will update 30 Merlin Mk1 aircraft to overcome existing and forecast obsolescence within the Weapon System Avionics to ensure sustainment of the required capability until the planned out of service date. It updates and replaces the majority of the aircraft electronic systems and updates the associated training system.
DCA (RAG): Green
DCA text: Programme remains within its approval boundaries for cost and time envelope.
Start date: 2003-06-01
End date: 2016-10-01
Schedule text: The programme remains on track. However a wider Merlin fleet issue caused a 2-3 month temporary cessation of flying which affected MCSP development trials flying , although this has not yet impacted key delivery dates, it has increased schedule risk. A number of initiatives are being put in place to address this risk.
Baseline: £87.90m
Forecast: £87.90m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Not required as variance is with +/- 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £796.44m
WLCost text: MCSP is delivering new electronic systems that are more reliable than the systems they replace and the Department fully expects to deliver a platform with a lower cost of ownership for the future.
Notes1: Merlin Capability Sustainment Programme (MCSP)
Sourcefile: MOD_2013.csv

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