Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, has received a new three-year contract with the U.S. Army. Under the contract, Automation Alley’s Defense and Manufacturing team’s first work directive will be a sustainment engineering risk assessment (SERA™) for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System.
A SERA™ is a detailed study of all individual parts that can be repaired or replaced on a system or family of vehicles, and includes data analyses of the parts’ suppliers as well as a technical and logistics analysis of the vehicle hardware.
“We are proud to continue our work with the U.S. Army. This funding will help us carry out the process of supporting American troops in the field as their vehicle systems shift from original production to parts sustainment,” said Automation Alley Director of Defense and Manufacturing Dan Raubinger. “We thank TARDEC for their part in securing this contract.”
In order to perform the Bradley SERA™ analysis, Automation Alley will identify any manufacturing technologies and processes, materials and components that are diminishing or are no longer available or supported within the U.S. industrial base. In the instance where a technology or material is identified as diminishing or no longer available, Automation Alley will recommend viable alternate sources or parts suppliers through its VisCom™ database and communication tool that lists tens of thousands of manufacturers and suppliers across the U.S.
Automation Alley will continue and expand the VisCom™ database of suppliers associated with TACOM equipment. In addition, Automation Alley will design and engineer specific hardware and software modules, and will produce limited production runs in order to deliver crucial parts to the U.S. Army on an emergency-response basis.
For more information about Automation Alley and its defense and manufacturing activities, contact the Automation Alley Resource Center at 800-427-5100 or email@example.com, or visit automationalley.com.
Source: Automation Alley
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