2015 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 2015 (data is from September 2014)
Category Military - see all reports for this category
Description: Wildcat has been developed to meet the twin requirements for a dedicated small helicopter for deployment in the Maritime (Surface Combatant Maritime Rotorcraft (SCMR)), Littoral and Land environments (Battlefield Reconnaissance Helicopter (BRH)). The programme is procuring the necessary aircraft to field and support the capability and the capital equipment to support the training service (primarily simulators, training facility and courseware). The remainder of the through life training and support services required are being provided through the related Wildcat Integrated Support and Training (WIST) contract let 26 Jan 2012.
DCA (RAG) Amber/Green
DCA text: The Wildcat Programme remains within the Cost and Performance envelope as defined in the Main Gate Business Case approval with all Performance risks being satisfactorily mitigated.
Start date 2001-12-01
End date 2016-05-31
Schedule text The Army (BRH) Initial Operating Capability (IOC) was declared in August 2014, within planned timescale. The Flight Simulators reached a limited standard to support early training and extraordinary management action continues to be applied to build incrementally to the full training system. The revised Mission Support System is due to start implementation in early 2015. An additional maintenance contract has been let and aircraft availability has significantly improved and is no longer impacting aircrew training. The Navy (SCMR) IOC remains within its Time, Cost and Performance approval and is independent of the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) Programme.
Baseline £106.87m
Forecast £105.45m
Variance -1.30%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost £1,601.52m
WLCost text: The Wildcat Programme incorporates the procurement of the aircraft, some initial provisioning spares and training equipment (simulators and courseware). Support and other training-related costs are funded separately through the Wildcat Integrated Support and Training (WIST) contract.
Notes1: Wildcat
Sourcefile IPA_2015.csv

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