The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is exploring the use of blockchain technology to help track aeronautics parts all through the parts life-cycle.
The process at present is, as soon as the parts are delivered to the client, followed with pen and paper and manually entered into a database. However, the Navy is now planning to change the genealogy of tracking parts. Research has begun that would like to switch the Naval Aviation Enterprise to a permissioned blockchain.
Using a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, NAVAIR’s Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Advanced Technologies Team has collaborated with Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO), designers of SIMBA Chain. As a component of the agreement, the Navy gains admittance to chain code and innovative protocols. It can rapidly and safely review large informational indexes.
At the point when the majority of the hubs supporting a supply chain end up associated, it expands the vulnerability so special consideration must be given to cyber-security.
The Fleet Support Team trusts the expanded visibility and traceability will enable NAVAIR to help the Naval Air mission of safety. “The Navy is very excited to work with ITAMCO on this cutting-edge technology to improve visibility, anti-tampering, traceability and data transparency in the NAVAIR supply chain,” said George Blackwood, Logistics Management Specialist F/A-18A-E & EA-18G ISSC North Island Fleet Support Team.
As reported by PR Newswire, the Navy already has a trusted center so the blockchain would just loosely look like public blockchain. The Navy model will be a permissioned chain with a consensus mechanism requiring less computing power. Reasonably creating consensus methods that keep up the integrity of the record while accommodating the majority of the partners will be a collaborative effort.
As Coindesk reported earlier, the US Navy’s innovation arm also tested Blockchain technology to provide more security to its additive manufacturing systems. It will also secure the digital threads of design and production. Lieutenant commander Jon McCarter believes blockchain and 3-D printing is a perfect combination.[The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and/or the official policy of the website. ]