La Jolla, CA – January 10, 2011
Miro Technologies, a leading provider of advanced software solutions for aftermarket defence logistics, announced today a multi-year contract award from Boeing subsidiary Boeing Defence UK Ltd. (BDUK) for the replacement of the Base Inventory Management System (BIMS) for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Air environment. Miro will also serve as subcontractor to BDUK in the fulfilment of the Future Logistics Information Services (FLIS) delivery partner contract recently awarded to BDUK by the MOD.
Replacement of the BIMS, currently known as the Supply Control Computer System (SCCS), willl extend Miro’s GOLDesp program footprint at MOD to include the inventory management side of operations. The MoD currently employs WRAM Online, a bespoke version of Miro’s successful GOLDesp commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution to serve as their enterprise and asset management (E&AM) system in support of over 700 aircraft and 400,000 rotable assets across the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and British Army.
We have reprinted below an article published on December 17, 2010 in Information Age to provide more information on the MOD contract award with Boeing.
MoD signs £800m logistics IT deal with Boeing
The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed an 11-year, £800 million contract with engineering giant Boeing to provide logistics information systems for the armed forces.
The new contract “represents a step-change improvement to the quality of logistics information available to the armed forces,” said Peter Luff, parliamentary under secretary of state, in the House of Commons last week. “Logistic support is vital across the full range of military tasks, including those in support of military operations in Afghanistan.”
At present, the MoD’s logistical information systems are supported by a number of suppliers and managed internally. Boeing UK will take over the management of those systems and subcontractors.