Critical defense systems: how to optimize mission-readiness of assets?

Download our White paper: Systems’ support reimagined and discover the critical enablers for Defense Modernization.

Author: Anthony Velocci
24-year veteran of Aviation Week, former Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine as well as Editorial Director of Aviation Week Group


Nations face a complex challenge in the current era of competing priorities in striking the right balance of social investment as well as investment in new more affordable and capable defense platforms versus maintaining and sustaining existing defense assets.

One of the most encouraging potential solutions is the concept of employing a data-driven platform to reverse-engineer ageing defense assets and create a virtual twin. In France, the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform and a virtual twin are the centerpiece of a 10-year maintenance agreement signed in May 2019 with the Aviation Maintenance Division of the French Ministry of Armed Forces.

The virtual-twin approach to improving mission readiness is smart sustainment or support, and may be the most cost-efficient way for any country to maintain their major defense systems so they can improve and achieve the highest mission capability for both older assets and newer defense systems long term

Chief Executive Officer of DS Government Solutions

Key Benefits

This white paper provides insights that help operators of critical defense systems identify solutions to improve the mission-readiness of assets, through the data-driven platform 3DEXPERIENCE®.

  • A state-of-the-art system for 21st century Model Based Development, supporting the ecosystem in accelerating innovations and gaining in transparency with Model-Based Systems Engineering.
  • A truly collaborative platform, designed to keep the program team informed, engaged and focused on the common mission objectives.
  • An interactive, data-driven environment for the design, systems engineering, manufacturing, operations, and support of mission essential objectives.
  • An open architecture with the ability to leverage existing data systems and tools, which creates a digital bridge between current and new programs.  An innovative and versatile platform.
  • A proven focus on reduced costs and risk, increased performance, on schedule delivery of the capabilities required to deliver on time, cost and performance.

Learn more by downloading this white paper on Defense digitalization and on the Dassault systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® platform.

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