IFS, the global cloud enterprise applications provider, and Lockheed Martin have entered a partnership to promote products and services to help aerospace and defence organisations maximise the value of their enterprise software investments, modernise their equipment maintenance and support processes, and keep assets mission-ready.
IFS and Lockheed Martin have worked together for a number of years. In 2021, IFS and Lockheed Martin announced that both companies had been selected by the US Navy to deliver an intelligent maintenance solution to power the streamlining of multiple legacy systems into a single, fully digitised and insight-driven logistics system. The solution comprises capabilities for planning and executing maintenance, repair and overhaul of more than 3,000 assets, including aircraft, ships and land-based equipment.
This new agreement will build on the success of the two companies. IFS software will be made available in the Lockheed Martin Innovation Demonstration Center located at its Training and Logistics Solutions facility in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, IFS and Lockheed Martin will collaborate on bid processes for customer opportunities, as well as share technology roadmaps to align their technology offerings for aerospace and defence customers.
Scott Helmer, Aerospace & Defence President, IFS, commented: “This agreement builds upon a key relationship with one of the world’s leading A&D manufacturers and defence contractors. It will provide both organisations with strong alignment on complementary solutions and services to help A&D organisations ensure Total Asset Readiness.”
Reeves Valentine, Vice President of Land and Maritime Solutions at Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, said: “At Lockheed Martin, we develop highly-tailored solutions to help our customers achieve their critical missions,” He added: “Delivering digital tools that feature intuitive interfaces, streamlined workflows and AI-powered features keeps our military ahead of evolving threats. This partnership with IFS combines both companies’ efforts to ensure our customers have the most innovative defence capabilities.”