MOD extends £18m military parts contract

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The Ministry of Defence has extended its contract with Lockheed Martin for management of military equipment parts for a further six years.

The £18 million contract extends the MOD’s use of Lockheed Martin’s Joint Asset Management and Engineering Solutions (JAMES) which enables users to identify the status, availability, condition, ownership, location and quantity of equipment. It can also be used to track how many miles a vehicle has been driven or how many shots a weapon has fired.

The MOD has used JAMES since 2004 and since then, the system’s software has been upgraded to manage an increasingly complex portfolio. It now handles more than ten million transactions every month carried out by over 27,000 users. JAMES is managed between a team based in Warminster in Wiltshire and a team in Orlando, Florida.

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