Lockheed to upgrade FAA logistics system
New software platform will benefit National Airspace System
- By William Welsh
- May 04, 2010
Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide the Federal Aviation Administration with a new logistics software system under a five-year, $28 million contract.
Under the agreement, Lockheed Martin will build a supply-chain platform that supports operations to maintain, repair and track equipment used throughout the nation’s National Airspace System (NAS), company officials said today. Services covered include business process re-engineering, software configuration and testing, and training.
The Logistics Center Support System (LCSS), as the software platform is called, uses commercial off-the-shelf components to track more than 100,000 pieces of equipment, such as radar systems and lighting and communications relay stations used by NAS at its 41,000 facilities.
LCSS will streamline and improve the efficiency of FAA’s maintenance, repair and overhaul operations, company officials said. It will integrate data from 14 legacy systems and improve key functions related to asset management and inventory control. The new system replaces the FAA's existing Logistics and Inventory System.
Lockheed Martin’s project team includes ABeam Consulting Ltd., IFS, Principal Technologies Inc. and Xyant Technologies Inc.
Lockheed Martin, of Bethesda, Md., ranks No. 1 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.
William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.