Lockheed Martin has won a $28 million contract from the UK Armed Forces to continue delivering its Joint Asset Management and Engineering Solution (JAMES), a system that keeps track of military equipment and assets, for another six years.
An initial $31.1 million contract was signed in 2004.
JAMES enables users across the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force to quickly identify the status, availability, condition, ownership, location and quantity of equipment, big or small. It can even be used to track how many miles a vehicle has been driven or how many shots a weapon has fired, the company announced in its press release Wednesday.
Users can access information on items from screws and bolts through to weapons and vehicles. That means there can be real-time exchanges of reliable, up-to-the-minute information that support quick and quality decision-making, improving operational effectiveness.
Lockheed Martin's JAMES solution was first selected by the MOD in 2004 and since then, the system's software has been upgraded to manage an increasingly complex portfolio. It now handles over 10 million transactions every month carried out by over 27,000 users.
Andy Shaffer, transformational logistics lead of Training and Logistics Solutions for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, said, "By improving the capability and functionality of JAMES, it has become a vital tool for the UK military to allow them to make the right decisions, quickly and effectively.”
The system has brought a number of benefits over the last decade, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the MOD under this new six-year contract, Shaffer added.
JAMES is managed between a team based in Warminster in Wiltshire and a team in Orlando, Florida.