IFS North America has announced additional software licenses in support of the Joint Strike Fighter program. The increased license sale is part of a larger and ongoing framework agreement for IFS Applications software licenses.
The contract enables additional IFS Applications deployments over the lifecycle of the program in support of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, a family of single-seat, single-engine, fifth generation multirole craft designed for ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with stealth capabilities. The F-35 includes three models: a conventional takeoff and landing model, a short take off and vertical-landing model and a model designed for deployment on aircraft carriers.
IFS Applications is a part of the Joint Strike Fighter Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) for support of the operation, including supply chain management. The open architecture and inherent connectivity of IFS Applications will allow interface with the ALIS system to provide critical supply chain information to ensure optimal availability of material and aircraft readiness.
“Aerospace and defense has been and will continue to be a growing and important sector for IFS around the world,” IFS North America Vice President for Aerospace and Defense Kevin Deal said. “But what matters more to us is the feeling that comes from knowing that IFS Applications is a significant part of our country’s defense infrastructure, and the defense infrastructures of other nations worldwide.”
Aerospace and defense is one of IFS’ targeted market segments. IFS Applications provides market leading off-the-shelf component based solutions that support Performance Based Logistics (PBL), Contractor Logistics Support (CLS), and Fleet Operator programs; and solutions for Defense Manufacturing, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO), Asset & Fleet Management, Supply Chain Management and Product Lifecycle Management.