Lockheed Martin has delivered the latest iteration of the system that brings fifth-generation logistics and maintenance capability to the F-35 Lightning II fleet.

The autonomic logistics information system (ALIS) version 2.0 is being tested and validated for installation at all F-35 squadron locations, beginning in 2015.An initial version of ALIS is currently operating at nine locations, and has been used to manage more than 12,000 sorties to date.

Version 2.0 entered flight testing on 1 September and will be deployed to all operational users in the first quarter of 2015. It will also support the US Marine Corps’ initial operating capability, scheduled for July 2015. […]