Off-the-shelf maintenance

A GE Intelligent Platforms perspective on embedded military electronic trends

 The military can take advantage of predictive analytics technology to minimize downtime and maintenance cost in the same way the oil and gas industry does.

By: Charlotte Adams, Contributing Editor, Military Embedded System

Military Embedded Systems, August 2014 Issue

Military procurement has exploited commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software for decades to cut costs and improve performance. However, the maintenance enterprise has progressed at a slower pace. Like an aircraft carrier, it has been difficult to redirect, but in today’s dire budgetary environment the need to do so is ever more pressing.