Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
PLANO, Texas, September 7, 2011 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that BAE Systems Submarine Solutions (BAE Systems), a world leading design and manufacturer of submarines, signed a contract in March of this year to standardize on Teamcenter® software for the development of its next generation submarine. This commitment will enable BAE Systems to drive productivity improvements, establish common processes and enhance global collaboration across the lifecycle of this important new program.
Teamcenter, the world’s most widely used PLM system, will serve as the information backbone of BAE Systems’ product development process, managing all of the information generated and needed to design, build, commission and support a nuclear submarine. The Teamcenter deployment supports a business strategy vision which seeks to ensure that BAE Systems can reliably, predictably and affordably deliver submarines to the Royal Navy. The UK future nuclear deterrent program recently passed its decision point allowing the work to proceed to full design.
“BAE Systems decided to deploy a PLM approach to the future nuclear deterrent submarine program as part of developing an Integrated Product Delivery Environment (IPDE), which will enable the design process to be managed more effectively and predictably, in what is one of the most challenging new product programs in UK industry today,” said Tony Johns, BAE Systems’ Future Submarines Director. “To support this approach, we conducted a thorough selection process which concluded in nominating Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter as the strategic PLM tool. Siemens PLM Software proved to be the best vendor for BAE Systems to partner with, and we are very pleased to leverage their skill and experience in PLM toolsets and methodologies for the benefit of this program.”
“We are very pleased to become a strategic partner and to sign a major PLM agreement with BAE Systems Submarine Solutions,” said Robin Hancock, vice president and managing director of Siemens PLM Software, UK. “Teamcenter will serve as BAE Systems’ global collaboration platform to manage all engineering and product data within a single system, enabling the company to achieve its goal of increasing productivity, innovation and excellence as it develops the world's most advanced submarines.”
Siemens PLM Software’s industry-leading technology is used by shipbuilders and suppliers to collaborate, plan, design and validate the development, manufacturing through life support of ships and submarines. The solutions satisfy the critical needs of leading ship builders for managed collaboration across complex engineering functions and throughout the extended supply chain. By breaking down barriers between engineering functions and all other disciplines associated with the product lifecycle, and by providing real-time access to design, analysis and simulation, Siemens PLM Software will enable efficiencies and key innovations throughout the industry.
BAE Systems is the number one global defense, security and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 105,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £18.5 billion (US $34.4 billion).
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 6.7 million licensed seats and more than 69,500 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010. www.siemens.com/industryautomation
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