Palantir has been contracted to support the US Navy’s Naval Operational Business Logistics Enterprise (NOBLE) family of systems (FoS).

Under the contract, Palantir will provide the US Navy with its commercial software. This software will serve as NOBLE’s Integrated Data Environment (IDE).

The modern IDE open architecture will support capabilities such as data ingestion, integration, management and analytics for navy’s ashore and afloat supply and operational maintenance communities.

The current phase of the production work will involve interoperability of Palantir IDE with multiple commercial software programmes of record (PoR).

NOBLE’s FoS includes Naval Operational Supply System (NOSS), Naval Aviation Maintenance System (NAMS), and Naval Operational Maintenance Environment (NOME).

The contract has been awarded to Palantir following a six-month initial competitive prototyping phase. Under this phase, the company used real data and cases to provide monthly, live capabilities demonstrations.

In July 2019, an other transaction agreement (OTA) was awarded to the company for the prototype project. It was awarded under the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX).

This acquisition approach offers benefits such as quick delivery timelines with a high rate of risk reduction. This process will see continuous delivery and testing of the software.

The navy’s largest existing legacy architecture and system, which will be modernised and streamlined through the Palantir IDE, is the Naval Tactical Command Support System (NTCSS).

The legacy architecture includes data and functionality from more than 700 disparate applications and databases.