ViperView: F-16 Sustainment, Powered by Customers
Lockheed Martin recently introduced an innovative new sustainment database and dashboard to F-16 customers. The aptly named “ViperView” decision support tool was unveiled in September 2018 at the annual F-16 Worldwide Review conference in Ogden, Utah.
ViperView fuses F-16 sustainment data from multiple sources into one consolidated and secure environment to provide a comprehensive view of the F-16 global fleet – maximizing aircraft availability and reducing costs.
“The F-16 community will be able to leverage the benefits of our accrued fleet knowledge and data analytics experience,” said Susan Ouzts, vice president of F-16/F-2 programs. “ViperView gives our customers actionable information to transform the way they maintain their F-16 fleets now and in the future.”
ViperView customers benefit from the larger data set the platform uses to diagnose F-16 sustainment issues, including predictive analytics. This automated solution delivers data more quickly and with less manpower.
ViperView Sneak Peek
ViperView uses aggregated non-tactical data—primarily anonymized flight, supply and maintenance data—to create a high-fidelity data set for enhanced forecasting and predictive analytics.
For example, ViperView’s Customer Cockpit functionality provides the fleet manager or analyst an overall fleet performance view, including aircraft availability and mission-capable rates over a customer-defined performance period. This allows customers to identify trends, aircraft status and other factors that affect performance and availability.
Real-World Data, In Real-Time
ViperView provides real-time asset visibility at the aircraft, system, subsystem and component levels to include items in supply and in repair, enabling customers to analyze potentially poorly functioning aircraft, systems, subsystems, parts and components via an entire suite of reports on demand.
Anonymous, Encrypted Data
Given the sensitive nature of F-16 fleet data, ViperView’s database connection pipelines are fully encrypted and secure. At no time will individual country data be shared or released. Comparison data is only provided as aggregated fleet data and does not include any country specific identifiers.
“Previously, F-16 customers could only analyze their own F-16 fleet data when using decision support tools to perform complex analyses,” says Ouzts. “With ViperView, customers can analyze global fleet data to identify areas for investment to maximize aircraft availability and reduce costs.”
ViperView also provides numerous other capabilities not offered by many of the existing logistics information systems used today to support F-16 fleets, including Lockheed Martin’s unique experience, data analytics and modeling capabilities across the F-16, F-22 and F-35.
ViperView is also designed to be system agnostic, meaning it can be connected to a customer’s existing logistics management system databases. This interoperability enables F-16 operators to quickly and easily tap into the benefits ViperView provides.
“ViperView customers also benefit from the information provided from our comprehensive data repository containing more than 30 years of proprietary F-16 data,” Ouzts added. “Our F-16 Vault is an engineering tool containing every F-16 configuration and the sustainment data for all maintenance-significant parts - no other original equipment manufacturer or provider can offer that.”
With approximately 3,000 F-16s in operational service around the world today in 25 different countries, there is significant potential for F-16 customers to leverage the world’s most extensive fighter aircraft database.
For more information about ViperView, please contact Gregg Brough, F-16 Business Development manager.