Lockheed Martin said on Tuesday that a cloud-based network would replace the computer-based logistics system in all its F-35 fighter jets by 2022 end. The Operational Data Integrated Network (ODIN) will replace the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS), which was blamed for delaying aircraft maintenance, one of the very things it was meant to facilitate. The system was made to underpin the F-35 fleet’s daily operations, ranging from mission planning and flight scheduling to repairs and scheduled maintenance. ODIN will be delivered to the fleet later this year, Lockheed said.
It was stated in the US Senate in the past months that the problem of spare parts increased due to the failure of the ALIS system in the F-35 program to work as planned.