Monday 15 July, 2024

Matt Medley

In his current position as Industry Director, A&D Manufacturing, Matthew Medley ensures IFS solutions meet the demanding needs of defence service and support organisations, defence manufacturers and defence operators and helps bring these solutions to market.

Geopolitical volatility brings increased defence budgets to ensure preparedness

Here, Matt Medley, Global Industry Director, A&D, IFS, highlights the four key trends impacting the defence sector throughout 2024. As budgets increase and the spectrum of conflict scenarios widens, swarm drones take to our...

Industry 5.0 and its humanising influence on the future direction of A&D manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is now mainstream in manufacturing processes worldwide. Although A&D was slow to adopt initially, it is so well on course with 4.0 implementations. Now among A&D circles, attention is turning to the...

The next frontiers for defence in 2023: space, shipyards, sailing solo, and cybersecurity

Technology is at the forefront of the defence sector moving forward into 2023. New technologies such as 3D printing and Maritime 4.0 are increasing manufacturing efficiency and asset readiness, the use of autonomous military...

The Game of Drones: UAVs flying start in defence is triggering new maintenance and sustainment challenges

The use of drones and unmanned systems in the defence industry is maturing from a reliance on human input and remote control, to increasingly autonomous operations. As these Advanced Air Vehicles (AAVs) continue to...

Enhancing compliance and reducing complexity in the US Defence Contract Management procurement process

With defence spending on the rise and increased demand for US military equipment domestically and overseas, the current market climate offers opportunity to drive new revenue. But defence manufacturing has long been a sector...

Maritime 4.0 – the next technology wave shaping the digital shipyard of the future

Industry 4.0 – with its battalions of new technologies – is now the driving force in the transformation of the manufacturing sector. But larger project manufacturing, particularly shipbuilding, is only just beginning to come...

The three digital data thread developments in 2022 that will transform defence logistics across land, air and sea

Military organisations and their in-service support partners have made big strides towards using software to manage mission-critical weapon systems and IT infrastructures, but data collection, analysis and execution are not advancing at the same...

Disconnected Operations: Keeping military assets and critical information in sight when ‘Going Dark’

Military organisations face increasing pressure to move to a more distributed operational model than ever before, making them less vulnerable to physical attack, but asking serious connectivity and logistical questions. Matt Medley, Senior Product...