2013 Report details for project: CHINOOK (incl. Project Julius)

Project name CHINOOK (incl. Project Julius) - 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 September 2012)
Category Military - see all reports for this category
Description: The Chinook is the primary heavy-lift support helicopter within Defence. The Chinook is a key component of Future Force 2020; it supports the rapid deployment, in-theatre movement; insertion, re-supply and extraction of Joint Forces along with their equipment. The UK currently operates a fleet of 46 aircraft - 38 Mk2/2A and 8 Mk3. The Chinook Programme, in the context of GMPP population, includes the following: a project to upgrade the fleet with a digital cockpit (Project JULIUS); and a project to purchase 14 additional aircraft (Project New Buy).
DCA (RAG) Amber
DCA text: New Buy: The Department has continued to work at developing a delivery strategy with the contractor; after Approval there was no negative impact on the schedule. Julius: The programme is on-track to its revised schedule.
Start date 2008-04-01
End date 2017-03-31
Schedule text New Buy: No deviation from planned schedule. Julius: Achieved IOC in June 2012 (9 months late) with limited Release to Service to the Special Forces only. Work continued to solve the Software problems. However the overall schedule was adjusted and we currently estimate that the original FOC will still be achieved.
Baseline £139.98m
Forecast £153.00m
Variance 9.30%
Variance text: Variance of £13M attributed to the advancement of Boeing activity from FY13/14 for Julius and MK6. In addition this variance includes advancement of the procurement of MK6 engines from FY13/14.
Whole Life Cost £1,185.51m
WLCost text: Current forecast in line with original Main Gate Business Case approvals
Notes1: Chinook (incl. project Julius)
Sourcefile MOD_2013.csv

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