Data management solution to be delivered to the Royal NavyNews
June 28, 2021
UNITED KINGDOM. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has awarded a five year contract to BAE Systems to provide a data management system to multiple ships in the Royal Navy fleet including the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 destroyers, and the new Type 26 frigates.
The BAE Systems tool, known as Support Information Knowledge Management (S-IKM), is designed to allow for secure and efficient management of the vast quantity of data that is required to provide on-shore support and maintenance for complex warships, including technical manuals, schematics, and part numbers.
Using data analytics to inform through-life support and improve ship availability, S-IKM is designed to provide faster support to ensure the right information is being disseminated efficiently and accurately.
BAE Systems claims it developed S-IKM by identifying and integrating specialist technologies from other expert suppliers. These include Eurostep’s ShareAspace product lifecycle management (PLM) collaboration software, TIBCO's data management & analytics platform, and Genpact’s Cora SeQuence business process management software.