Aerospace & Defense

Information Technology


Emerging Capabilities

Autonomic Logistics Information System


It takes more than steel, advanced electronics and engine thrust to make the F-35 Lightning II, the world's fifth generation fighter, take flight. It is the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) that gives F-35 Lightning II operators the ability to plan ahead, to maintain, to plan and sustain its systems over the life of the air vehicle. ALIS provides the IT backbone and capabilities to support current and future Warfighters across the U.S. services and the world.

ALIS integrates a broad range of capabilities including operations, maintenance, prognostics, supply chain, customer support services, training and technical data. A single, secure information environment provides users with up-to-date information on any of these areas using web-enabled applications on a distributed network.

ALIS will serve as the information infrastructure for the F-35, transmitting aircraft health and maintenance action information to the appropriate users on a globally-distributed network to technicians worldwide.

ALIS receives Health Reporting Codes while the F-35 is still in flight via an RF downlink. The system enables the pre-positioning of parts and qualified maintainers on the ground, so that, when the aircraft lands, downtime is minimized and efficiency is increased.

ALIS allows the F-35 systems to deliver operational and training execution with innovative technologies that meet the demands of everyday use

ALIS: Maintaining & Sustaining Critical F-35 Lightning II Systems