ILIAS Solutions signs deal with Lockheed Martin for support and fleet management of Slovak Air Force F-16s

Belgian company ILIAS Solutions announces that Lockheed Martin has, once again, chosen this company and its defense logistics software to support the implementation and support of the new F-16 Block 70 fleet of the Slovak Air Force.

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LIAS Solutions signs deal with Lockheed Martin for support and fleet management of Slovak Air Force F 16s Slovak F-16 (Picture source: Lockheed Martin)

ILIAS Solutions will work with the Slovak Air Force to implement its defense logistics software into the Sliač Air Base IT platform. Prior to the fleet's arrival, the staff will be fully trained to manage and sustain the new fleet of F-16 Block 70 fighter jets with the ILIAS Defense Platform. Jean-Pierre Wildschut, Managing Director ILIAS Solutions says: "I'm excited to extend our cooperation with Lockheed Martin and start working with the Slovak Air Force; providing the capability to manage their F-16 fleet at Sliač Air Base. The ILIAS Defense Platform will minimize the logistics footprint of their F-16 fleet while assuring mission readiness at all times". Let's remind that on December 12, 2018, Slovakia signed a contract to acquire 14 F-16 Block 70/72. All are to be delivered by the end of 2023.

The ILIAS Solutions-Lockheed Martin collaboration already led to significantly improved sustainment performance of several F-16 fleets and other weapon systems. By bringing together decades of expertise, ILIAS Solutions and Lockheed Martin merge military sustainment know-how via the ILIAS commercially available off-the-shelf software into a long-term capability for the customer. The combined expertise of ILIAS Solutions and Lockheed Martin will provide Sliač Air Base a proven solution to assure mission readiness for its F-16 fleet.

Danya Trent, vice president of Lockheed Martin's F-16 program, added: "ILIAS Solutions will be instrumental in providing the Slovak Republic first-class capabilities for the sustainment and fleet management of these advanced F-16 Block 70 fighter jets. I'm confident in their capabilities, and welcome them on board the Lockheed Martin team that is already working closely with the Slovak Air Force preparing for the arrival and deployment of the F-16 at Sliač Air Base."

The ILIAS software platform will provide the Slovak Air Force with total asset visibility. This will allow them to assess mission readiness and plan deployments of the F-16 for military missions or training.