What is ILS, LSA, LSAR

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As I worked for Defence in the field of ILS (Integrated Logistics Support) and specific the digital information related tot LSA an LSAR, a short introduction.

The Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) includes all coordinate and iterative management and technical tasks required to:

  1. Make sure that the support is taken into consideration in the requirements concerning the defense system and its design.
  2. Specify and define the support system.
  3. Implement the support system.
  4. Maintain it throughout the equipment Life Cycle.

It is an organized, planned effort that provides for support and maintenance considerations that influence the design of systems acquired by the Defense.

The planning of the ILS effort is the key in fitting all of the logistic support elements together in a timely manner.


Logistic Support Analysis (LSA)

Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) is a systematic and comprehensive analytical process that is conducted on an iterative basis through all life cycle phases of the system/equipment. LSA is for quantifying and measuring supportability objectives.

LSA Information consists of all data resulting from the analysis tasks and is intended to be the primary source of validated, Integrated, design-related product support Information pertaining to an acquisition program. The Logistics Support Analysis process ties the ILS efforts together following the full Life-cycle of the end item. The LSA process is a subset of systems engineering effort. It performs a planned series of tasks to:

  • Examine all elements of a proposed system to determine the logistic support resources required to keep that system usable for its intended purpose.
  • Influence the design so that both the system and support can be provided at an affordable cost.

LSA Information is generated as a result of the analysis tasks and consists of all data resulting from the analysis tasks and is intended to be the primary source of validated, Integrated, design-related product support Information pertaining to an acquisition program. LSA Information is developed and maintained as a result of design, support, and operational concept development and is updated to reflect changes. Changes can occur because of the availability of better Information from testing, configuration changes, operational concept changes, and support concept changes during the acquisition process.


Logistic Support Analysis Record (LSAR)

LSA Record (LSAR) data is a subset of LSA Information and is a structured means of aggregating LSA data. It is available for use by all services and ILS element functional areas.

Because each element of LSAR data is defined and has a specified data structure, the LSAR has evolved as the primary means of storing logistic support data in digital media. The LSAR database shall serve as the center of the ILS technical support database, which can interface with other materiel acquisition programs to satisfy the support acquisition.

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