Defense in 2019

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The line between the cyber and the physical world is blurring. Military and commercial organizations are trying to keep pace with technologies such as intelligent planning tools, digital twins, augmented reality and the solutions that can manage them—as well as combat threats in new domains. In 2019 and beyond there are three areas we can…

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Military Jet

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The high cost of developing new equipment and the changing political climate between countries where lengthy procurement projects need a network of stakeholders to agree on a strategy, are all causing military organizations to increasingly look to extend the lifecycle of their aircraft. But life extension programs come with their own unique challenges when trying…

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The naval support chain is getting bigger. Just consider the scale of the US Navy. The 250+ strong fleet contains everything from the massive Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, which stretches more than 1,000 feet, to the nuclear-powered Virginia-class submarines whose time at sea is only limited by food and maintenance requirements. And over the next 30…

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In my first blog on the transformation facing military in-service support, I looked at how next generation defense equipment – ranging from simple assets to the more complex – is changing the way military support is delivered and managed. But carefully structured support models will be essential to meet the unique demands of different forces…

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2018 defense industry trends

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Availability and reliability are key if military forces are to reach their objectives. But to achieve this, military forces and those supporting them are increasingly having to battle to stay on top on three fronts – procurement and support tactics, political changes across the globe and technical developments – to maintain their effectiveness. Shifts in…

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

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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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