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Appendix

Reporting the progress of defence acquisition projects.

In this Appendix, we present the detailed information supporting our findings in Part 2. For each of the 10 selected projects, we describe:

  • the project's purpose and history, and how it has progressed through the acquisition process; and
  • the changes to project costs and time frames, presented in two tables.

The first table shows the costs and time frames estimated at the Approval to Commence and Approval to Commit points, and the Ministry's forecast to the Committee in December 2007.

There are two exceptions. The NZDF manages the Improvised Explosive Device Disposal project, so for that project we show instead the information the NZDF provided to us in April 2008. The contract negotiations for the Training/Light Utility Helicopter had not been completed by December 2007, so for that project we show the cost and time frame changes between the Approval to Commence and Approval to Commit points.

The second table shows how much the costs and time frames changed between these points.

In paragraphs 2.4-2.5, we said that we had to make some assumptions before we could analyse how projects had progressed against the costs and time frames set at the Approval to Commence point. In the tables of information for each project, we name the sources we used for the figures. We have also noted where our figures differ from those the Ministry reported to the Committee in December 2007.

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