The ALIS System and Globally Supported Operations

07/13/2017
2017-07-13 The ALIS or the Autonomic Logistics Information System is a key component of the F-35 fleet management appraoch. It allows for US and allied aircraft to fly to a global F-35 base and plug into the cloud to provide for support during operations. A challenge for the US and…

Supply Chain Management Innovation: Building Smart Networks

03/09/2015
2015-03-09 Logistics and supply chain management reform is a key part of shaping effective 21st century military and security operations. A key element of such reforms has been building when and where possible into the supply chain sensors, which allow an ability to track the movement of parts, and where possible…

Evolving Business Models: The Case of Marshall Aerospace

04/08/2013
2013-04-08 Periodically, Second Line of Defense examines evolving business models for the aerospace and defense industries. This is especially important given global dynamics and fiscal stringencies in Europe and the United States. Recently, SLD’s Murielle Delaporte discussed the approach of Marshall Aerospace in an interview with senior leadership of the…

The Weaponization of the F-35

05/04/2012
By the end of the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase, the F-35 will be capable of carrying almost every legacy weapon that is carried by an F-16. A subset of these weapons are designed to be loaded internally for stealth operation, and the superset can be loaded externally when…