Integrated Logistic Support

With more than 30 years of experience in satellite communications, ND SatCom delivers turnkey and secure systems to more than 150 countries.

Customers of these innovative technologies include governments, state authorities, armed forces, broadcast sector as well as telecommunications and companies.

We provide competent support throughout the entire duration of the project, from the initial concept phase, project planning, design phase, implementation, testing of prototypes, achieving series maturity and series production, through to commissioning and use of the system.

Life cycle

Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) plays a central role for military customers today. When looking at the total costs for complex systems, it becomes clear that the procurement costs amount to around 20 to 40 percent – depending on the project and useful life, while the costs for use and operation account for 60 to 80 percent. This composition resembles the composition of an iceberg. You often only see the procurement costs above water and not the larger volume of operating costs under water.

As ND SatCom, we keep an eye on all of our customers' costs and start with a detailed list of expected costs and a calculation of the relationship between procurement and operating costs during the usage phase as early as the project planning stage. Our motivation and goal is to provide the customer with a high-quality product with a low failure rate and to minimize potential downtimes through preventive maintenance and component replacement by keeping troubleshooting times short.

Logistic Support Analysis (LSA)

The basis of our system is a well thought-out logistical concept for the creation of a "Logistic Support Analysis", which is already created in the design phase. As a rule, necessary changes are intended to ensure that the system's capabilities are maintained during use in the course of obsolescence elimination and to ensure that the system is adapted to the current technological status during regeneration.

After "tailoring" (selection of certain system and logistics-relevant elements), the devices and systems that require close consideration during the service life are recorded in a list.