U.S. Air Force to standardise on Teamcenter for PLM01 February 2021

Non-mililtary use of Teamcenter - picture from Siemens

The U.S. Air Force has selected Siemens’ Teamcenter software as the foundational system of record to support its digital acquisition and sustainment strategy for critical systems and technologies across the service.

The selection of Teamcenter as the Air Force enterprise standard follows a 2019 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for $24.6 million to Siemens for licensing, maintenance and support.

Teamcenter is a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that can help connect people and processes across functional silos (such as manufacturing, quality, engineering, compliance, service and supply chain) by providing a digital thread for innovation, it says. Content includes product data and processes, including 3D designs, electronics, embedded software, documentation, and bills of materials.

With the system, the Department of Defense and the aerospace and defense industry have the ability to integrate disparate repositories of programme data and effectively share product performance details, Siemens says.

Tina Dolph, president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, said: “By providing the Air Force and other defence agencies with a robust enterprise PLM solution, time-sensitive and actionable data can be accessed across the earliest phases of a system lifecycle, resulting in lower operational costs, fewer down times, and overall improved readiness.”

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