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Digitalization for Land Systems

Solutions for achieving program goals in development of manned and unmanned weapon systems on time and budget

Global unrest and conflict are driving a significant investment in defense systems modernization around the globe as countries are acquiring more capable, technologically advanced and sustainable weapon systems. Although today’s land systems are more complex than previous systems, they must be developed on time and budget while delivering a combination of powertrain, systems and armaments that functions perfectly, first time, every time.

Digitalization for Land Systems

Solutions for achieving program goals in development of manned and unmanned weapon systems on time and budget

Global unrest and conflict are driving a significant investment in defense systems modernization around the globe as countries are acquiring more capable, technologically advanced and sustainable weapon systems. Although today’s land systems are more complex than previous systems, they must be developed on time and budget while delivering a combination of powertrain, systems and armaments that functions perfectly, first time, every time.

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Reporting and Analytics

Customized dashboards in our solution provide aerospace and defense companies with greater visibility across the enterprise as well as a new level of traceability that reduces errors and prevents the late discovery of issues. Advanced analytics, made possible by combining Internet of Things (IoT) data from assets in the field (the “Physical Twin”) with engineering insight (the “Digital Twin”) improve product availability and performance.

Requirements Management

Our solution allows companies to capture, keep up with, and deliver requirements to everyone involved in product development process so that right decisions result in right products.

IP Protection & Export Control

One of the key challenges facing highly regulated industries such as aerospace and defense is difficulty in achieving program goals while navigating the global IP and export control (ITAR) regulatory environment. Another challenge is enabling global collaboration and innovation. In each case, a key requirement is for all parties – suppliers, partners, contractors, customers, subsidiaries, and joint ventures – to be able to share sensitive company and product data in a secure and collaborative environment.

Engineering Data Management

Today’s aerospace and defense companies must deliver programs that meet all technical, regulatory and performance requirements at cost and on schedule, while also ensuring that design and manufacturing practices are documented and traceable. Our multi-disciplinary platform integrates requirements management, secure supplier collaboration and engineering management into a single repository for mechanical, electronic, software and simulation data to help you meet these challenges.

Product Design for Aerospace & Defense Suppliers

Given the number of companies involved in aerospace and defense programs, the multidisciplinary nature of projects, and the need for efficient information exchange, companies must be able to work with many different CAD formats. Our broad selection of data exchange tools supports vendor-neutral standard exchange formats, data translators, and CAD file conversion tools to accurately move data between systems.

Software Management

As customers demand more sophisticated functionality, the increasing amount of software required to provide it presents unique challenges in the delivery of aerospace and defense systems. Challenges include producing code faster and with better quality, as well as compliance with all regulations to minimize risk and ensure safety. Our unified collaborative solution framework enables all software development processes to be managed in one place, accelerating development and minimizing risk.

Additive Design & Manufacturing

Our integrated software applications for additive manufacturing help you reimagine products, retool manufacturing, and rethink business models for optimal performance at reduced cost.

Supply Chain Collaboration

Today’s aerospace and defense programs must deliver products that meet all the technical and performance requirements at cost and on schedule often utilizing globally distributed suppliers and partners. These suppliers and partners might be using a diverse set of engineering applications. Our solution provides a foundation for the creation, collaboration, delivery and update of 3D technical data packages in a secure and compliant digital environment.

Technical Publishing

Creating supporting technical documentation for aerospace and defense systems requires collaboration and input from many different companies and teams. Our solution brings the documentation process into the PLM environment, and allows documents to be easily tailored by market, language or product.

Assembly Manufacturing Engineering

Aerospace and defense programs are becoming more complex and the need for greater program performance has never been so critical. To win business in today's highly competitive environment, companies must submit attractive bids that include the demonstrated ability to deliver on program targets, requirements and production schedules. Our solutions digitalize the manufacturing process so you can maximize productivity, increase profitability and execute more efficiently than your competition to drive business growth in today’s tough markets.

Manufacturing Data Management

Tremendous advances in manufacturing technology and the move to Industry 4.0 are changing the way aerospace systems are made. This is creating challenges across the supply chain as companies look for ways to keep up with OEMs’ demands. Our solution enables manufacturing companies to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain, increasing their competitiveness by making manufacturing processes more agile, flexible and efficient.

Advanced Manufacturing for Product Realization

Aerospace and defense companies face unprecedented competitive pressure as well as demanding customers seeking greater accountability in program performance. To compete successfully and achieve program excellence, they must make manufacturing a core part of the program development process. An integrated collaborative environment enables a model-driven process that extends from CAD/CAM to CNC machining and quality inspection, delivering a new level of productivity.

Electronics Manufacturing Planning

The future of the aerospace and defense industry is exciting. Next-generation aircraft – powered by advanced electronics, sensors and Internet of Things (IoT) – will differ significantly from what we are seeing today. Aerospace and defense electronics and avionics manufacturers must rely on digital technologies to deliver more sophisticated and reliable electronics at scale. Our solutions enable electronic manufacturers to cope with the demanding needs of the industry today.

Factory Layout, Line Design & Optimization

Without the ability to optimize factory operations based on data obtained during manufacturing engineering, inefficiency can ripple throughout a company’s production systems. Our advanced software for factory layout and optimization lets you create 3D virtual models of production systems to ensure that factors such as line efficiency, line rate, manpower limitations, learning curve, clearance, energy, noise and safety are considered before starting production. Use our solution to digitalize the entire manufacturing process and achieve aerospace and defense program performance goals.

Production Planning & Scheduling

Production planning for long, medium and short-term scheduling is critical to the success of facilities and field operations. Planners must analyze complex situations, taking into account a range of constraints and business rules, then generate and evaluate multiple scenarios to react quickly and intelligently to change. Our production planning suite for aerospace and defense OEMs and suppliers can be tightly integrated with other enterprise systems to help increase the efficiency, accuracy, and agility of manufacturing operations.

Integrated Quality Management

Whether it’s a commercial program or a government contract, the challenge for aerospace and defense companies today is to deliver a product that meets all technical and performance requirements at cost and on schedule. Our quality management solution delivers the ability to improve quality and reduce costs along the entire product lifecycle (ideation, realization and utilization). It can be used as a comprehensive system, or with single modules or combinations of modules.

In-service Data Management

Aerospace and defense products are highly complex, must perform in extreme environments, must maintain highest standards of safety and reliability, and typically have a very long lifecycle. Our in-service lifecycle management solution manages the physical equipment configuration to support maintenance through status characteristics and history of part removal/installation/inspection. Leveraging core PLM functions such as security, workflow, change and document management, our approach aligns asset BOMs and knowledge with physical asset structures for improved service delivery.

Maintenance Planning

Keeping equipment operational by minimizing maintenance-related downtime is critical in the aerospace and defense industry. By using product knowledge taken from design and simulation to determine service requirements, service plans and instructions can be developed, validated, and documented prior to equipment delivery. Our maintenance planning solution, which is based on allowable product configurations, analysis (RAM and FMEA) and simulation (product and service), lets you reduce the impact of service on aerospace products in the field.

Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul

Highly engineered aerospace and defense products with long useful lives are valuable to both the companies that buy them and the companies that service and support them. Getting the most from these products means maximizing their availability and reliability. Our solution enables service organizations to generate service work orders, schedule service events, assign service tasks, support technicians with information and task orders, and track to closure all service work required and performed.

Integrated Program Planning & Execution

Consistent program planning and execution excellence are essential to winning new business. Our solution provides a systems approach to program planning and execution by integrating cost, schedule and technical requirements in a fully planned, resourced and budgeted program management system. The solution is easy to maintain and scalable to commercial and government programs of any size. Improve your ability to execute on cost and schedule by using an integrated system that manages all program artifacts.

Model Based Product Definition

Complex aerospace and defense industry products are produced using a global supply chain, with each company creating and consuming product data in a variety of formats. The resulting lack of interoperability hinders collaboration and reuse, which in turn impacts the ability to deliver on cost and schedule. Our model-based product definition solution enables the production of a complete digital product definition within a 3D model that functions as a single source of truth for all applications.

Verification Management

Our aerospace and defense verification management solution helps companies achieve faster time to certification by providing a single, integrated environment that ensures all product verification events, whether simulation modeling and analysis or physical tests, are driven by requirements, planned and executed in the correct sequence, link individual tests and analyses to necessary resources and provide full traceability.

Land Systems Composites

Our Land Systems Composite design and manufacturing solution enables engineers to rapidly and confidently develop lightweight, yet robust land systems components and subsystems. Our solutions enable land systems to meet requirements for schedule, strength, weight, durability, and manufacturing for the most challenging applications.

3D Massive Model Visualization

Today’s aerospace and defense programs must deliver products that meet all technical and performance requirements at cost and on schedule while often utilizing globally distributed suppliers and partners. These suppliers and partners might be using a diverse set of engineering applications. Our solution provides digital mockup and visualization of multi-CAD assemblies so that everyone can access and collaborate with design and process data to make informed decisions.

Product Engineering & Design

Some of the issues facing aerospace and defense companies include increased product complexity, greater customization, and competitive disruption on a global basis. Many companies are still using document-based and other inefficient processes that hinder their ability to meet these challenges. It is imperative that companies transform their engineering and design thinking and processes. Our open multi-discipline, scalable and standards-based solution provides all the necessary tools for innovative aerospace product development.

Product Service Planning & Management

Aerospace and defense companies are being asked to reduce the support and operating cost of their products. Given the long lifespans of these products, maintenance is a big contributor to their overall cost and as a result, improving reliability and minimizing maintenance-related downtime have become critical. By using product knowledge taken from design and simulation, our service planning and management solution makes it possible to develop, validate, and document service requirements and service plans prior to equipment delivery.

Product Realization

Companies in the aerospace and defense industry face a number of challenges, including increasingly complex programs, fierce competition, heightened regulatory requirements and changing customer priorities. One strategy that can help you successfully execute programs in this environment is to shift manufacturing considerations to earlier in the product lifecycle. We offer a process-driven PLM approach that brings manufacturing engineering into every aspect of your aerospace program, starting with the bid and continuing throughout the product lifecycle.

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Verification Management

Our aerospace and defense verification management solution helps companies achieve faster time to certification by providing a single, integrated environment that ensures all product verification events, whether simulation modeling and analysis or physical tests, are driven by requirements, planned and executed in the correct sequence, link individual tests and analyses to necessary resources and provide full traceability.

Part Manufacturing

It is no secret that manufacturing challenges in the aerospace industry are growing. Advanced materials, such as composites, and advanced technologies, such as additive manufacturing, are driving up manufacturing complexity. Automated processes are replacing labor-intensive applications on the shop floor, and this is increasing the need for specialized tools. Our manufacturing solution offers a comprehensive set of fully integrated tools for part manufacturing, including CAD/CAM, robotics, CNC machining, CMM inspection, and 3D printing.

CAM, Tooling & Fixtures

Aerospace and defense tooling is complex and demanding, and plays a critical role in the finished product, affecting quality and manufacturing repeatability. Tooling design requires a deep understanding of the conditions faced during production. Our integrated design and manufacturing solution offer a comprehensive set of fully integrated tools for the entire tool and fixture design and manufacturing process, including design, simulation, CNC, CMM inspection and 3D printing.

Material & Compliance Management

Managing material data and integrating it with the product lifecycle is critical to the development of complex and innovative products. Our solution maintains a tight integration between materials considered for use in aerospace products and the product bill-of-materials (BOM) which is crucial to delivering successful, innovative, and compliant products.

Aircraft Engine Performance Engineering

Achieving performance requirements for emissions, noise, energy efficiency, safety, reliability in complex aircraft engine systems requires a platform that provides an integrated view of a large set of disciplines. By uniquely combining robust design space exploration, scalable multi-physics, dynamics and CFD capabilities, industry-leading physical testing and experienced engineering services, Siemens PLM Software’s portfolio delivers engineering insight on all levels.

3D Massive Model Visualization

Today’s aerospace and defense programs must deliver products that meet all technical and performance requirements at cost and on schedule while often utilizing globally distributed suppliers and partners. These suppliers and partners might be using a diverse set of engineering applications. Our solution provides digital mockup and visualization of multi-CAD assemblies so that everyone can access and collaborate with design and process data to make informed decisions.

Product Engineering & Design

Some of the issues facing aerospace and defense companies include increased product complexity, greater customization, and competitive disruption on a global basis. Many companies are still using document-based and other inefficient processes that hinder their ability to meet these challenges. It is imperative that companies transform their engineering and design thinking and processes. Our open multi-discipline, scalable and standards-based solution provides all the necessary tools for innovative aerospace product development.

Product Service Planning & Management

Aerospace and defense companies are being asked to reduce the support and operating cost of their products. Given the long lifespans of these products, maintenance is a big contributor to their overall cost and as a result, improving reliability and minimizing maintenance-related downtime have become critical. By using product knowledge taken from design and simulation, our service planning and management solution makes it possible to develop, validate, and document service requirements and service plans prior to equipment delivery.

Product Realization

Companies in the aerospace and defense industry face a number of challenges, including increasingly complex programs, fierce competition, heightened regulatory requirements and changing customer priorities. One strategy that can help you successfully execute programs in this environment is to shift manufacturing considerations to earlier in the product lifecycle. We offer a process-driven PLM approach that brings manufacturing engineering into every aspect of your aerospace program, starting with the bid and continuing throughout the product lifecycle.

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