2013 Report details for project: Puma Helicopter Life Extension Programme

Project name: Puma Helicopter Life Extension 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: Puma HC1 provided one third of the Department's medium Support Helicopter fleet. The Out of Service Date (OSD) for the Puma HC1 Helicopter fleet was December 2012, driven by obsolescence of components, safety issues and changed legislative requirements. The Life Extension Programme, which will produce the Puma HC2 with an Out of Service date of 2025, will address these hazards by the installation of a glass cockpit, modern avionics, including a digital automatic flight control system, and new engines. These upgrades will address obsolescence and safety issues and deliver a step change in performance, particularly in hot and high environments and brownout conditions.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: A usable operational temperate climate capability (Day & Night) in permissive environments will be delivered by Dec 13.
Start date: 2009-09-30
End date: 2014-10-31
Schedule text: There are a number of contributing factors to the schedule deviation including: greater than originally expected volumes of remedial work that disrupted both development and production activity; delays in sourcing some critical Government Furnished Equipment; and delays to the development programme caused by technical issues and the loss of key Puma flight test personnel in a fatal helicopter accident. The review note, approved in Apr 13, forecasts IOC for Mar 15. The Puma Project Board accepts this risk-adjusted date, noting that plans are being executed to deliver a limited capability in summer of 2013 and a usable but limited operational capability early in 2014.
Baseline: £97.82m
Forecast: £89.80m
Variance: -8.20%
Variance text: PR12 commitment restrictions and need to contract for changes in capability requirements, subsequent to MG, led to contract re-negotiation with the Prime Contractor. This has resulted in a revised funding profile.
Whole Life Cost: £279.28m
WLCost text: The programme remains within the Approved Budgetary Limit (ABL) and is affordable within the PR12 funding provision.
Sourcefile: MOD_2013.csv

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