Press Release

Next Generation Ground Support Equipment (GSE) solution will contribute to optimisation of ground-segment operations.

Eindhoven, Netherlands, 28th January 2021 – Astrata, a leading provider of location-based solutions for the connected fleet, supply chain, government and aviation sectors, and ILIAS Solutions, a company that empowers military logistics and operations with their defence software platform, have announced a partnership agreement. The partnership aims to deliver the next generation of military GSE management in support of air forces around the world.   

The partnership will deliver ground-breaking solutions for optimising GSE operations by enhancing the ILIAS Solutions’ defence software platform, as used by defence customers globally, with Astrata’s proprietary technology and systems, as used by world’s leading airlines and airports. The combined next generation GSE solution will offer full visibility of the location, availability, usage and condition of equipment, operational readiness, and capture Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) data. 

Harry Corstens, Business Development at ILIAS Solutions, said: “We are proud to announce this partnership with Astrata. By using our joint best practice commercial and defence knowledge, ILIAS Solutions enriches our Ground Support Equipment Solution. Next to achieving awareness of in- and outdoor location, we are able to monitor usage and health of the equipment, improving availability and enhancing the awareness on operational readiness. It fits ILIAS Solutions’ overall Total Asset Visibility approach, minimising the logistics footprint, therewith enhancing forces’ mission readiness.” 

The world’s leading airlines and airports rely on technology to stay ahead of the competition, reduce costs and improve their service levels. Astrata provides state-of-the art systems to manage, automate and optimise critical aspects of ground crew and passenger transportation operations in one single platform. Thanks to the partnership with ILIAS Solutions, this proven Astrata solution for commercial airports will in future also be available for defence customers. 

Harold Vermanen, Senior Director Government and Large Scale Systems at Astrata, said: “I am very proud that ILIAS Solutions and Astrata are joining forces, resulting in this next generation GSE solution for air forces around the world. This joint solution is the sum of ILIAS Solutions as used by defence customers, and Astrata’s proven GSE Solution as used by commercial airports. It enables the transformation to a more information driven organisation, operating with fewer limitations on manpower, location and time, improving air force readiness.” ILIAS Solutions develops information management solutions for the military (including, e.g., the Belgian Army, Chilean Air Force, Hellenic Air Force), enabling armed forces to manage their capabilities. The ILIAS Intelligent Health and Usage Monitoring system (I-HUMS®) enhances know-how to achieve higher levels of maintenance and logistics, and to translate this knowledge into tangible and pragmatic solutions. 

The partnership agreement was signed on 21st December 2020 by Astrata Europe’s General Manager, Cagatay Kibriscikli, and ILIAS Solution’s CEO, Jean-Pierre Wildschut during a ceremony held remotely, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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About ILIAS Solutions

ILIAS Solutions provides off-the-shelf commercial software exclusively focused on defenseIt encompasses over two decades of best-practices, ensuring low implementation cost, time and risk.The ILIAS defense logistics software platform empower military operations and defense industry organizations to minimize the logistics footprint while assuring mission readiness at all times.


ILIAS Solutions supports commanders in doing more with less for both military operations and missions. The platform covers the entire armed forces value chain. It aligns operations, training and missions with maintenance, supply and procurement. The ILIAS software platform allows effective execution of processes, captures key information and enables military commanders to manage their defense capability in accordance with the doctrine and within the constraints of their budgets.


About Astrata (

Astrata is a software company with strong foundations in supply chain optimization, geolocation, telematics and fleet management systems. Building upon the latest IoT (Internet of Things), big data, analytics, and automation technologies, we deliver solutions that streamline transport and logistics operations, enhance supply chain visibility, and optimize and automate operations and mobile workforce. With both software and hardware technology that are considered best-in-class, Astrata relies on enterprise and government customers doing business in all major industry segments.  More than two million daily transactions are processed by our systems, helping improve overall supply chain efficiency, increase profitability, protect our environment by saving fuel and creating safety programs for different industries. Today, Astrata serves over 1200 global & government customers, multinational corporations, enterprises and SMBs with operations spanning in six Continents. Our major operations and offices are in EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, with our headquarters in Eindhoven and Singapore. Astrata is majority owned by The CIH Group, a technology investment firm.