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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Splunk to Support F-35 Systems Behavior

Woodrow Bellamy III 

[Avionics Today 04-09-2015] Splunk has received a contract to provide support for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II program. Under the contract, Splunk will provide Lockheed Martin with Splunk Enterprise to monitor and analyze the IT systems and network behavior for the F-35 II Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS). 
F-35 Lightning II. Photo: U.K. Ministry of Defence. 
ALIS is the off-board IT backbone of the F-35 Lightning II program which captures and analyzes the fleet's overall readiness in U.S. military branches and in a number of other countries using the fifth generation fighter jet. Lockheed is initially using Splunk in 25 different operating environments for IT operations and application delivery to analyze machine data from the systems and networks supporting the ALIS infrastructure. 
"F-35 aircraft are flying data centers that generate a massive amount of information on each flight. The IT systems and applications supporting this program are essential, and Splunk Enterprise’s role is to support daily ALIS operations," said Bill Cull, vice president of Splunk's global public sector division.


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