Lockheed MartinÂ has deliveredÂ the logistics system forÂ theÂ F-35 fighter jetÂ to severalÂ flight testÂ sites for validation work ahead of the system’s planned deployment next year.
The U.S. military will evaluate theÂ Autonomic Logistics Information System‘sÂ high-speed data download and other capabilities before the scheduled integration into the F-35 fleet for militaryÂ operations in 2015,Â LockheedÂ said Tuesday.
Mary Ann Horter, vice president of F-35 sustainment support at Lockheed’s mission systems and training, said the company builtÂ ALIS to help F-35 pilots view the aircraft’s status “so that they are equipped with the information needed to make proactive decisions and keep the jets flying.â€
The militaryÂ will useÂ ALIS’ logistics and operational data analysis to manage the F-35 fleet,Â Lockheed said.
ALIS incorporatesÂ preventative maintenance, flight scheduling and the mission planning system.
The U.S.Â Marine Corps plans to start to operate theÂ logistics system in July 2015,Â followed by theÂ Air ForceÂ in 2016 and the Navy in 2018.