The ILIAS Defense Platform is a commercial off-the-shelf software suite (COTS), specifically designed for the military environment. For over 25 years, ILIAS’ mission-oriented drive to logistics and sustainment seamlessly aligns operations, maintenance, training, supply and procurement, enabling military commanders to do more with less.
DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS IN ILIAS
At NATO NAEW&CF, ILIAS is used across main and forward operating bases to support operational readiness of the E3-A AWACS fleet. Since ‘going live’ in 2002 ILIAS has become the integration platform to replace multiple organic legacy NATO applications. PILS (Programme Integrated Logistics System) – as the NATO E3A instance of ILIAS is called – is considered operationally essential and provides crucial insights to support airworthiness and help achieve a high operational status of these NATO surveillance systems. An independent, NATO commissioned study, gave the green light for the use of ILIAS/PILS with a time horizon up to 2035+, when replacement of the current AWACS platform is expected / planned for.
Interview of Douglas Housel (Branch Head, Integrated Logistics Support – NATO E3A)
SUPPORTING FORCES GLOBALLY
ILIAS is in use around the globe, in Europe, North & South America and in the Asia Pacific region. Every day, military forces are supported through agile capability delivery by a team that understands their needs and by software that is designed for purpose. Whether it is about bringing a new weapon platform to Initial Capability or about driving more value out of the support of day to day operations, ILIAS will deliver solutions. We at ILIAS understand that missions matter.
BETTER SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
The ILIAS Platform provides users with a timely, accurate, and single truth regarding all information essential to military logistics and sustainment. Because the ILIAS Platform is weapon system agnostic, this is true for all weapon platforms managed by ILIAS. This leads to creating insights across platforms, like parts communalities, total asset visibility, and overall fleet management. For Depot Level Maintenance and complex modification programs ILIAS has proven to be second to none with regard to facilitating execution control: better situational awareness due to full data transparency and improved data quality resulting in shorter throughput times, and less man-hours spent per tail in total.