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Marching forward in double-quick time: How Covid-19 is accelerating digital change for defence organisations

The Covid-19 pandemic is exposing organisations across all industries to external forces that they could not have predicted—and we have seen time and time again how technology has been instrumental to help...

ERP software is in the midst of the ultimate stress test – how are...

Manufacturers are a vital cog in the aerospace & defence (A&D) ecosystem. But failure to react to changing market climates, modernise business processes and meet ever-moving security requirements can mean being left...

AI, swarming drones and electric battlefields: changes in the chain of technology command for...

Here Graham Grose, Vice President and Industry Director, Aerospace & Defence, IFS, looks at three interlinked technology developments that will shape the logistics strategy of military forces, OEMs and in-service support providers...
Electric Battlefields

Electric Battlefields: Powering a new generation of logistics support

Electric initiatives have become increasingly topical in civilian life, with the proliferation of smart home energy, electric cars and clean public transport as growing markets. But few of these initiatives have yet...

Future-proofing A&D manufacturing for Industry 4.0

The benefits of Industry 4.0 for A&D manufacturers are enormous but involve critical decisions on digital investments and an increasingly cyber-aware ecosystem. Here, Evan Butler-Jones, Director, Defence Product Line, Aerospace & Defence...
risk in defence

Where physical meets digital: Balancing opportunity and risk in defence in 2019

Whether it’s through technology such as intelligent planning tools, digital twins, virtual and augmented reality, or combating threats in new domains, the dividing line between the cyber and the physical world is...
service life of military assets

Breathing new life into older equipment – how to extend the service life of...

Here, Rodney Lee, Senior Product Manager, Aerospace & Defence Business Unit, IFS, explains the intricacies involved in extending an asset’s lifecycle and how organisations can keep life extension projects on schedule, within budget and...

Mastering complexity to ensure naval asset readiness

The Navy has to deal with a complex portfolio of stakeholders. Military organizations, OEMs, contractors and third-party providers maintaining equipment via service-based agreements, all need to work together to ensure asset readiness. The key...