Playing the supporting role: military in-service support moves forward with next-generation equipment

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Strategy

Introducing a new asset into a military force used to be simple. Manufacturers made the equipment, the military bought and maintained it and, when it became obsolete, they invested in a new asset. But today, many military organizations don’t maintain their own equipment. Instead, they are choosing to outsource equipment maintenance to OEMs or third-party…

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Staying ahead in aviation and defense asset management

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Digital Transformation

In the fast-paced aviation and defense industry, effective enterprise asset management (EAM) can be the difference between success and failure. A lot can happen in nine years. In the defense arena the F-35 has moved from testing into production and been procured by over ten countries, and the USS Ford went from initial order, through…

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Disrupting aviation with Blockchain

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Finance, IFS Labs, Research

How through-life asset management can be improved using distributed ledgers throughout the chain. IFS Labs’ research into Blockchain Blockchain is one of the most talked-about and intriguing technologies today. Although first described in 1991, it got its first real implementation and public attention in 2009 as the technology behind Bitcoin. Blockchain or distributed ledgers, in…

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IIoT

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing

Enjoying a front row seat as the industrial internet of things (IIoT) turns into a practical reality via tech transfer. When it comes to ensuring economic growth and development, there are few better places to invest than academic research. The annual AUTM Licensing Activity Survey, which reports on private sector licensing of intellectual property originating…

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performance based logistics solutions

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Events, IFS Labs

In 2012 worldwide defence spending fell for the first time in a decade. The largest falls were in NATO nations – and there’s not much chance of that changing. Forces need to maintain their capability in that context. New equipment isn’t coming on stream, and thus older equipment is being use for longer – by necessity and design. What can technology do to help in this situation?

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