The ILS stream involves the planning and directs the identification and development of logistics support and system requirements, with the goal of creating support systems that reduces operating costs and increases return on investments.
The impact of ILS is often measured in terms of metrics such as reliability, availability, maintainability (RAM). ILS is the integrated planning and action of a number of disciplines in concert with one another to assure system availability. The planning of each element of ILS is ideally developed in coordination with the system engineering effort throughout the capability lifecycle. Tradeoffs may be required between elements in order to acquire a system that is affordable, safe, operable, supportable, sustainable, transportable, and environmentally sound.
In some cases, a deliberate process of Logistics Support Analysis will be used to identify tasks within each logistics support element.
• As part of the Fleet Information Environment (FIE) Modernisation Program, AGIS is responsible for developing the support / sustainment environment concept, through to refining the ILS concept resulting in a detailed ILS Instruction which provides clear and concise in-service operating instruction to the various support agencies. A complex $750m sustainment program, the FIE support system construct is equally challenging to define and develop, given the support will invariably be shared between Defence’s CASG, CIOG and Navy.
• Working in close collaboration with Army Headquarters and CASG’s JC4I SPO SMEs, AGIS developed and implemented a deployable secure network capability to obviate critical obsolescence issues. A majority of AGIS’s effort was spent on ensuring the capability was properly introduced into service, and detailed ILS instructions were understood, accepted and implemented.
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