Smarter aerospace and defense systems

Today's aerospace and defense systems are becoming more intelligent and interconnected. To keep pace and stay competitive, you need the ability to not only make your solutions smarter – you need to do so cost efficiently, quickly and with lower risk while still meeting compliance requirements.

IBM IoT continuous engineering solutions for aerospace and defense provide a complete, collaborative and agile systems and software engineering solution to help you deliver high-quality products and systems, on time, and with reduced risk.

"The aircraft health monitoring systems market is projected to reach USD

4.71 billion

by 2021, at a CAGR of 6.53% from 2016 to 2021."*

*ASD Reports, “Aircraft Health Monitoring System Market - Global Forecast to 2021,” August 2016.

IBM IoT continuous engineering solutions for aerospace and defense

Requirements and quality management, modeling and simulation, workflow, change and configuration management and more for the aerospace and defense industry.

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With IBM solutions for aerospace and defense systems, you can:

Reduce risk and improve governance

Deliver on time, within budget, reducing risk of program overruns and cancellation.

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Improve systems engineering and program results

Reduce risk, costs and improve scheduling through requirements-driven design and model-driven systems development.

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Improve software delivery

Reduce the cost of developing safety critical systems and demonstrating compliance with standards.

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Case study

CMC Electronics achieves fast, streamlined, compliant development of next-generation flight management systems.


Greater traceability helps facilitate compliance, eliminate defects, and deliver quality products.

Claude Provençal, Program Manager SFM, CMC Electronics

Defense architecture frameworks and systems of systems support

IBM IoT continuous engineering solutions for aerospace and defense include UPDM support for architecture development to help meet DoDAF 2.0 and MODAF requirements. Defense acquisition lifecycle needs are supported through analysis, design, simulation, change management, configuration management and documentation of architectures.


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