2013 Report details for project: Airseeker

Project name: Airseeker - there are 5 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
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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: Airseeker will sustain the UK’s airborne electronic surveillance capability previously provided by the Nimrod R1 aircraft against an evolving and increasingly complex target set up to 2025. It will provide a rapidly deployable capability to support operations where it will be able to collect, analyse, fuse and disseminate a coherent and readily interpretable electronic surveillance picture in support of national, joint and coalition operations. This information will support targeting and combat identification. The period between the retirement of the Nimrod R1 and introduction of Airseeker is being covered through the UK/US Co-manning Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: Airseeker will undertake an independent assurance review in June 2013.
Start date: 2010-03-18
End date: 2018-04-01
Schedule text: At present Airseeker remains on course to deliver within approved timelines; however, achievement of Initial Release to Service, which places IOC at risk, is under threat but mitigation of this risk should be resolved during Q2 FY13/14.
Baseline: £110.49m
Forecast: £128.88m
Variance: 16.64%
Variance text: FY12/13 variance is due to a combination of continued early placement of FMS case contracts by the United States Government, resulting in further mitigation of aircraft delivery schedule risk, and adverse exchange rates.
Whole Life Cost: £1,271.12m
WLCost text: The programme has no cost growth although there are pressures within the Equipment DLOD (Ddefence Lines of Development) (due to the cost of additional airworthiness activity) and Infrastructure (due to increased costs for new buildings). Variance in early years is forecast to be recovered in FY16/17+.
Sourcefile: MOD_2013.csv

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