2017 Report details for project: Armour Main Battle Tank

Project name Armour Main Battle Tank - there are 5 reports for this project: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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Organisation MOD (D17) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year 2017 (data is from September 2016)
Category Military - see all reports for this category
Description: To upgrade and extend service life of the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank, a key part of the Army's capability through to 2035.
DCA (RAG) Amber
DCA text: The recent Programme Validation Review (PVR) has proposed minor revisions to the overall structure of the Armour MBT 2025 Programme, of which Challenger 2 Life Extension Project (CR2 LEP) is the principal Project. These revisions make no amendment to the CR2 LEP itself.
Start date 2014-12-04
End date 2026-06-01
Schedule text The principal element of the programme remains the CR2 LEP. Two bidders are on contract as at 3 Jan 17 for the competitive Assessment Phase (cAP)
Baseline £6.37m
Forecast £5.57m
Variance -13.00%
Variance text: Forecast was re-profiled to reflect a minor schedule amendment due to a slight delay of Contract Award. There will be a year 1 impact and budget and forecast will be aligned by the next decision point (-£0.6M). Other net minor revised cost estimates (-£0.2M).
Whole Life Cost £744.79m
WLCost text: The headline budget and whole life costs for the programme have remained at c.£744M throughout the reporting period.
Notes1: Armour MBT 2025
Sourcefile IPA_2017.csv

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