Rubicon are experienced in providing Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) to Navy and Defence. 

Naval vessel capability must be designed for reliability and supportability, with integrated planning of multidisciplinary activity through the operational life cycle of the vessel driving cost efficiency, long term operability, and sustainability.

We pride ourselves on complying with the Australian Maritime Logistics Doctrine which is Navy’s enduring maritime logistic principles that, when applied consistently, will assure ships and submarines sustain operational effect at an optimum through-life cost.

Our goal is to design systems that last longer and require less support, thereby reducing costs and maximising operational performance over the life of the system. Our ILS process addresses these aspects of supportability not only during acquisition, but also into sustainment during the operational life cycle of the system. The impact of ILS is often measured in terms of metrics such as reliability, availability, maintainability, and testability (RAMT), and sometimes System Safety (RAMS).

Rubicon can coordinate expert Integrated Logistics Support through document development of life cycle sustainment plans (LCSP), Supportability Strategies, or (most commonly) an Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP). ILS planning activities coincide with our development of the system acquisition strategy, and the program will be tailored accordingly. Our properly executed ILS strategy will ensure that the requirements for each of the elements of ILS are properly planned, resourced, and implemented. These actions will enable the system to achieve the operational readiness levels required by Navy at the time of fielding and throughout the life cycle.

As part of developing our ILS Plans, we undertake a Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) that considers the following:

  • Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM)
  • Failure Modes, Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
  • Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA)
  • Spare Parts Optimisation
  • Level Of Repair Analysis (LORA)
  • Verification and Validation (V&V)
  • Life Cycle Costing Analysis (LCCA)

By undertaking the LSA, we are able to ensure that our ILS support is in line with Navy’s doctrine to achieve successful outcomes in the following fields:

  • Reliability engineering, maintainability engineering and maintenance (preventive, predictive and corrective) planning
  • Supply (spare part) support
  • Support and test equipment/equipment support
  • Training and training support
  • Technical data/publications
  • Computer resources support
  • Facilities
  • Packaging, handling, storage and transportation
  • Design interface

We can assist with the conduct of engineering investigations, perform Life Cycle Costing (LCC) of Engineering Change Proposals (ECP) and manage technical data to ensure consistency across all ILS products.

Projects where Rubicon have successfully developed ILS scopes of work include the Guardian Class Patrol Boat’s outboard motor trial plan, ANZAC Class Onboard Training System Improvement and Armidale Class Patrol Boat Hydraulic Oil Systems Analysis.

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