Aerospace & Defense

Information Technology


Emerging Capabilities


Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS)

The F-35 Information Infrastructure

The Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) enables F-35 operators to plan ahead to maintain and sustain its systems over the life cycle of the air vehicle. ALIS provides the IT backbone and capabilities to continuously capture and analyze the fleet’s overall readiness, in support of current and future warfighters across the U.S. services and the world.

ALIS integrates a broad range of capabilities including operations, maintenance, prognostics and health management, supply chain, customer support, 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 serves 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 via a radio frequency downlink while the F-35 is still in flight; this enables the pre-positioning of parts and qualified maintainers 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 for both pilots and maintainers with innovative technologies that meet the demands of everyday use.


Single, secure information environment
Distributed network based on Web technologies

Capabilities integrate broad range of domains – operations, maintenance, supply chain, customer support, training and technical data

Supports performance-based logistics for the F-35

Enables lower operation and sustainment life-cycle costs

Service-oriented architecture allows for reach-back to legacy systems and updates from future IT initiatives

External interfaces

Integrated commercial off-the-shelf/developed solutions utilize best-in-class applications

Support is in place today to support the development and test of the first production aircraft