Keeping logistics on the radar
How we helped the client
Sweden is involved in a joint venture with five other European countries with the purpose to develop a new radar missile for arming fighters. The project is a so called ”Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile”. Actea’s role was to lead and coordinate the creation of a maintenance and logistics control system as well as making a Life Cycle Cost analysis for the new missile system. The assignment also included to be the collective force in the ILS area and responsible for creating the required maintenance system and equipment.
How we did it
Since we got in relatively early in the project, a foundation could be built in terms of a LCC (Life Cycle Cost) analysis and creating a maintenance concept. The work was done with a clear focus on the basic requirements submitted by the customer. Based on the suppliers’ suggested maintenance solutions, a common maintenance concept valid for all involved nations was created. Depending on country specific requirements, some parts were country unique. The assignment meant frequent contacts between the countries and being Sweden’s speaking voice regarding maintenance in the six-nation meetings.
Requirement specifications and bid requests were created for e.g. specific and fighter adapted maintenance equipment and documentation, and these have been used in orders put by Swedish aviation industry.
What we achieved
The developed solution is a modern and cost efficient maintenance concept based on one of the suppliers’ initial suggestions. The concept is for the most part shared by the member countries which makes it cost and delivery efficient.
The customer has been briefed continuously during the course of the project which has made the solution accepted and well known already before implementing the missile system. The maintenance concept was developed in a short time thanks to Actea’s long and broad experience of military systems and ILS work.