The challenges associated with the maintenance of a naval ship start right from the conceptual stage of the ship building up until the disposal of the ships. The selection of the most appropriate maintenance strategy for the life cycle of the ship plays a key role in optimizing the maintenance efforts and reducing the overall cost of the ship’s maintenance.
Unlike the commercial ships, the range of expertise and skills required for maintaining a naval ship and equipment onboard is very large. The inherent complexities and the risks associated with the naval ship systems make the task of determining the best maintenance strategy for them very effortful. The enhanced operational demands of the naval forces across the world make it difficult for the authorities to make the ship available for the maintenance in accordance with its upkeep plan. Another key factor which makes the naval ship maintenance quite challenging is the varied age of the ships in any leading naval force, which normally ranges from the newly commissioned ships to those which have completed more than 20 years in service.
Maintenance of a naval ship not only involves the design of an efficient Maintenance Management System but also the selection and implementation of the right combination of maintenance strategies. ADSB has established a dedicated Sustainment group for delivering efficient, cost-effective and comprehensive Through Life Capability Management(TLCM) solutions primarily to the UAE Marine Forces. ADSB is also keen to look outside the UAE borders and provide similar solutions to the complex naval fleets as well as commercial marine fleets across the region.
ADSB has been collaborating with the world leaders in this domain, with extensive knowledge and experience in delivering through-life support services to navies around the world, and combining international best practices with ADSB’s local know-how to deliver optimized naval support, and maximized asset availability, to customers in the region.
The ADSB Sustainment group also consists of a dedicated Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) team which is capable of delivering ILS Engineering services including Design Interface Studies, development of Maintenance Management & Supply Support Systems, Sparing Analysis, Obsolescence Management, Training and Knowledge Management, etc