Global security & aerospace company Lockheed Martin and enterprise Applications Company IFS have been selected by the U.S. Navy to deliver an intelligent maintenance solution. The solution will help power the U.S. Navy’s digital transformation of multiple legacy systems into a single, fully modernized and responsive logistics information system. It will further ensure that personnel spend more time focused on the mission and less on aircraft and ship repairs.
The IFS solution offers capabilities for planning and executing maintenance, repair, and overhaul of more than 3,000 assets including aircraft, ships, and land-based equipment. The Naval Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (N-MRO) solution combines artificial intelligence (AI), digital twin capabilities and predictive analytics to anticipate and react to potential equipment failures before they happen. This will help in contributing to the enhanced support of maintenance, supply logistics, real-time fleet management and other business functions for more than 200,000 sailors.
The U.S. Navy, after a comprehensive and competitive evaluation process, selected Lockheed Martin together with IFS’s acclaimed industry-specific functionality. Together with the support of software developer Beast Code, the solution will initially be fielded at multiple U.S. Navy sites. This will help sailors and Marine Corps maintainers break down operational silos and work towards a common maintenance workflow across all ship and aircraft platforms.
The digital transformation of the U.S. Navy’s maintenance systems will see a consolidation of assets and parts data in a central repository visualized to the users through an intuitive, mobile-friendly experience. This initiative will lead to increased data accuracy, streamlined workflows and ultimately less asset downtime and fewer unscheduled maintenance events.
“Our goal is to provide capabilities that create real value across the Navy’s complex, multi-site operations and optimize its mission-critical maintenance processes,” said Reeves Valentine, Lockheed Martin Vice President of Enterprise Sustainment Solutions. “We want to empower Navy personnel with tools that are easy and effective to use with intuitive interfaces, streamlined workflows and timesaving, intelligent features. IFS distinguished itself by providing all of these capabilities through a single, commercial-off-the-shelf solution.”
Scott Helmer, President, Aerospace & Defense, IFS, added that they are proud to be a part of N-MRO, which will set a new global standard for Total Asset Readiness and the way defense organizations manage asset maintenance and logistics. “A&D has been a key focus industry at IFS for decades and this landmark deal stands as testament to the success of our long-term strategy and determination. Working with Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy, we are already making great strides and look forward to a long and successful collaboration,” he said.