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JAMES Technology Moves Further Forward into the Front Line
LONDON – November 28, 2012 Lockheed Martin’s Joint Asset Management and Engineering Solutions (JAMES) technology has been deployed by British forces using ruggedized laptops in Afghanistan.
The logistic information management software system monitors millions of pieces of Armed Forces equipment for availability, location, condition and configuration. The technology has expanded considerably in the past eight years, having originally been developed to monitor Army vehicles.
Nowadays, all three Services use the system to analyse maintenance, repair and failure data of land-based equipment ranging from vehicles to small arms, generators and night vision goggles. Most recently, ISO containers and aircraft ground support equipment have been added to the capability.
The MoD is acquiring 12,000 ruggedized laptops that will enable users, including those in operational bases, to record maintenance and configuration, helping to increase operational effectiveness.
“JAMES is allowing us to carry out equipment management much more effectively so that we can monitor spares usage and only procure the spares that are needed, therefore saving support costs and improving the efficiency of availability contracts,” explained Toby Mills, Managing Director of Lockheed Martin UK Global Training and Logistics.
Development of the JAMES technology continues to expand. The system has been in use on the amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean, while trials are also taking place to assess the ability to extract performance data from vehicles using their Health and Usage Monitoring Systems by downloading it straight to JAMES laptops.
In addition, overseas military customers are interested in the system along with potential commercial users.
About Lockheed Martin:
Lockheed Martin UK, part of Lockheed Martin Corporation, is a leader in systems integration, working on major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors. Lockheed Martin UK works with more than 100 business partners and employs some 2,000 people at sites across the UK.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.