With MainChain, the Land Force operate its transformation maintenance in operational condition of the terrestrial equipment and decentralize the spare parts manufacturing in overseas operations while preserving data intergrity.
By bringing the Terrestrial MCO closer to the military in operations, blockchain and additive manufacturing allow the French Army Forces to reduce the carbon footprint by decreasing the supply chain flow and therefore be less vulnerable.
In operating environments where military equipments are highly exposed, the improvement of the maintenance process and material availability is a major issue. The choice of new technologies to bring together Terrestrial MOC and the land forces in operations offers very interesting operational perspectives for the armies.
One of the benefit of additive manufacturing is decentralized production, namely nearby production of the place where the piece will be used. In this context, the industrial don’t control its intellectual property anymore since it gives a digital plan to its military customer. Therefore he is no longer able to check that units in overseas operations printed the amount of pieces figuring on the purchase order nor they respected the manufacturing processes and methods. This breakthrough innovation raises the question of trust between diverging interests stakeholders, of economic model adaptation for this new production process and traded data intergrity.
The FIBR²EO project (additive manufacturing integrating blockchain for spare parts production during overseas operations) studies potential input of a private blockchain to secure additive manufacturing on theaters of operation.
As part of the Barkhane operation, Vistory initiated an innovating approach with the deployment of MainChain for :
Our technology is positioned as a trusted third party for information trade between the Land army and the defense industrials, from the digital plan emission to its printing in the field.
With the FIBR²EO project, MainChain enables to secure exchanges and to establish a trust relation between different actors with diverging economic interests : armed forces (BSMAT from Tull and SIMMT), defense industrials (ARQUUS and Nexter), deployed troops during exterior operation et 3D printer manufacturer (Prodways).
Thanks to the blockchain, MainChain open the way to a new economic model. The defense ecosystem has the opportunity to manufacture spare parts on demand directly on demand directly on overseas operation theaters and enables to the defence companies to monetize their intellectual property. We resolve the potential of decentralized production for the Land army.
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