Indra to Implement Life Cycle Management System for OCCAR Defence Programmes

Indra has signed a framework agreement with the European agency OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) to implement a logistics information and defence programme life cycle management system.

The first order from this framework agreement, which will last until 2022, is to develop the information management system of the Tiger helicopter project and the common functions of the solution. The agency will progressively extend the system to incorporate other programmes.

Indra competed with the leading companies in the sector in the international open tender for this framework agreement. This award has strengthened the company's position as a supplier of IT solutions for logistics management systems in the international market.

The solution is developed for the programmes under OCCAR’s responsibility. This means that it will give services to all countries involved in them.

The main processes it will cover are technical event management, engineering support, spare part analysis, equipment configuration control and the maintenance and integration of systems.

This will enable OCCAR to share information with the countries that have participated in the multinational programmes it manages, such as the Tiger helicopter, in an agile and precise manner.

Accordingly, the armed forces of these countries will obtain maximum performance from the platforms and systems they acquire, achieve maximum operability and slightly reduce their maintenance costs.

Indra's management system also incorporates a Business Intelligence module that provides reports, indicators and other functions to aid strategic analysis and decision making. This will rationalise usage of the systems and their maintenance costs.

The solution proposed by Indra is based on a modular and scalable SOA (Service-oriented Architecture) approach with a flexible data model based on the PLCS (Product Life Cycle Support) standard, with a high integration capacity. The main commercial products used are IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Oracle Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) for the integration of services.

International Success

Indra's strategy to compete in the international market is based on a commitment to develop its own solutions. This approach and its 20 years of experience in the development of similar systems have enabled it to win this major project for the OCCAR.

Indra's close collaboration with the Spanish armed forces and law enforcement agencies includes the development, commissioning and operation of the logistics systems of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Civil Guard. These systems cover everything from material storage and distribution to the maintenance of equipment, vehicles and supplies.

Source: Indra
Date: Jun 26, 2012