Aras’ product lifecycle management (PLM) platform has been chosen by Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) to support the complex engineering processes in the development of technologically advanced warships for the US Navy and the US Coast Guard.

HII will use the Aras Innovator platform to consolidate and standardise all the processes on a single platform, and will eliminate the difficulties faced due to numerous stand-alone systems and databases.

Aras CEO Peter Schroer said: “Designing and building the warships of the future require solving tough technological challenges today with engineering business processes that provide greater collaboration.

"Aras is proud to support the business of engineering at Huntington Ingalls Industries."

“Aras is proud to support the business of engineering at Huntington Ingalls Industries as they continue to deliver advancements in their portfolio.”

Aras’ flexible, scalable and upgradable PLM platform will improve the ability to go ahead with engineering the design of the ship while a model is out for planning and configuration management.

It will also assist in full configuration and change of management for entire warships.

The Innovator platform will improve the validation of designs from engineering to ensure best practise usage. It will support the ability to store the work-in-progress models for use in CAD, while help better management of data and product information during model releases, changes, and other engineering processes.

The platform is expected to be used by more than 3,000 members of the HII engineering and product development team in future.