2021 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 2021 (data is from March 2021)
Category Military - see all reports for this category
Description: The Armour Main Battle Tank Programme is the extension of the Army's Main Battle Tank capability as part of a balanced force, credible and employable against current and emerging threats until an extended out of service date out to at least 2040. This will be achieved through a series of projects to extend the life of the current platform to deliver Challenger 3. These projects will fall under the governance of the overall Armour Main Battle Tank Programme. They include addressing obsolescence, lethality and survivability. Mobility is being addressed through a separate pan-platform project.
DCA (RAG) Amber
DCA text: Compared to financial year 19/20-Q2, the Infrastructure Project Authority's Delivery Confidence Assessment rating remained at Amber. This is primarily due to the following factors: With the recent progress in approval of the Full Business Case and subsequent contract awarded to Rheinmetall and BAES Land, I remain confident that this Programme can deliver to cost, time and performance. However, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority will have the opportunity to review the delivery confidence on during their next review in late 2021. In parallel options are being investigated to accelerate the schedule.
Start date 2017-12-18
End date 2026-06-01
Schedule text Compared to financial year 19/20-Q2, the project's end-date remained scheduled to finish on 01 June 2026 This is primarily due to the following factors: Schedule dates have been revised during contract negotiation contract signature in March 21. Key milestones (50% confidence) are: - Initial Operating Capability (1 squadron of 18 tanks with crews trained at appropriate collective training standard) - November 27. - Full Operating Capability (148 tanks delivered): November 30. These dates are later than envisaged at Initial Gate. This slip has arisen during contractual negotiations due to the perception in Industry of delivery and cost risk around the Design and Manufacture phases, reflecting that which has been witnessed from other projects.
Baseline £9.40m
Forecast £9.10m
Variance -3.00%
Variance text: The budget variance is less than or equal to 5%. The Financial Year 20/21 forecast to budget variance of £7.968m (536%) reflects the authorised bring forward of costs from April 21 into March 21 due to an earlier than planned contract award.
Whole Life Cost £1,399.17m
WLCost text: Compared to financial year 19/20-Q2, the projects Baseline Whole Life Cost increased from £1304.19m to £1399.17m. This is primarily due to the following factors: This is due to the provision for the purchase of war stock ammunition under the Full Business Case approval. This budget was not previously included in previous estimates.
Sourcefile IPA_2021.csv

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