2013 Report details for project: Wildcat Programme

Project name: Wildcat Programme - there are 6 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
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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: Wildcat has been developed to meet the requirements for a dedicated small helicopter for deployment in both the land and maritime environments. This project will succeed the current Lynx helicopter fleet and the principal roles it undertakes, such as support to Land operations and in the role of ships' flights deployed on operations and other worldwide tasks. The timelines of the programme are aligned to the Out of Service Date of the current aircraft.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The core aircraft programme is assessed as Green however, the interdependency with the Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) programme to deliver the full Attack capability required of the Naval variant is under review and has been decoupled from Wildcat delivery to prevent delays to IOC. The project overall remains Amber due to the linkage between Wildcat Helicopter Maritime Attack (HMA) and FASGW at Full Operating Capability (FOC). Work has been initiated to identify the potential to advance the FASGW (Light) capability and integration to go some way to addressing the shortfall.
Start date: 2001-12-01
End date: 2046-03-31
Schedule text: The Wildcat Army Helicopter (AH) 50% ISD forecast date slipped from 31 Jan 14 to 31 Aug 14 (7 months) and results from risk review of the key enablers which are on the critical path. However, this has not affected the reported End Date of Mar 2046 which relates to the OSD for the Royal Navy (HMA) variant.
Baseline: £209.02m
Forecast: £203.88m
Variance: -2.46%
Variance text: Not required as variance is with +/- 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £1,661.37m
WLCost text:
Notes1: Wildcat
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Sourcefile: MOD_2013.csv

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