Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and Rolls-Royce signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish partnership on developing digital service solutions.
The MOU was signed at the Farnborough Airshow, United Kingdom, on Wednesday, July 18.
The collaboration between DSTA and Rolls-Royce will focus on the use of data analytics and digital twins to optimise the time and resources spent on engine maintenance. This will thereby improve the availability and performance of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) aircraft.
These capabilities will potentially transform engine support and maintenance training, said a joint perss release.
“Rolls-Royce supports an extensive and diverse fleet of aircraft, which provides a data source to dive deeper and generate insights on aircraft engine performance for defence,” said DSTA Chief Executive Mr Tan Peng Yam. “Partnering Rolls-Royce to co-develop data-driven digital solutions will boost DSTA’s efforts in enhancing the efficiency of aircraft maintenance and operations.”
Mr Tom Bell, Rolls-Royce President, Defence, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work together with DSTA to develop exciting new digital technologies that will enable us to bring greater capability to the Republic of Singapore Air Force.”