Digital Thread for Defence leverages the industry’s most comprehensive and open digital portfolio to speed the development and delivery of innovative capabilities across the DoD and its entire supply chain.
Digital Thread for Defence is already in use by the US Air Force (USAF) to support current and future programs, having awarded Siemens Government Technologies a $24.6 million contract for Teamcenter software, a foundation of the Xcelerator portfolio and Digital Thread for Defence. The Air Force Product Lifecycle Management Capability Support Office will rely on Teamcenter for its open architecture, interoperability and use by aerospace and defence industry partners across a multitude of Air Force programmes.
“Defence agencies face increasing challenges from high investment costs to strict contract regulations, which emphasise the need for an open, integrated digital environment to connect data supporting complex DoD programs to the industry,” said Dale Tutt, vice-president of aerospace and defence strategy at Siemens Digital Industries Software. “In selecting Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio, the Air Force can take advantage of these integrations for use across the span of both legacy and new platforms.”
Digital Thread for Defence is well-aligned with the DoD’s Digital Engineering strategy: