Cloud Becoming Central for Defense Sovereignty

Discover the frontline of defense sovereignty as cloud technology
unlocks secure storage of extensive data on one collaborative platform,
readily accessible to all.

The cloud transformation within the aeronautics and security sector proves to be extremely challenging. This is due to different national standards for data classification, complex security user-access requirements and justified localization obligations for data infrastructures, typically grounded in public security concerns.

As defense programs become more international and collaborative, the aerospace and defense industry is moving from single-purpose product development to the development of an evolving platform of interconnected and interoperable systems. This transition toward a ’systems of systems’ approach involves a complex value chain that includes the armed forces, contracting agencies, prime contractors, federal agencies, partners and suppliers — as seen in the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) ecosystem, for instance.

However, integrating new actors into this complex, highly secured environment with multiple layers of national regulations becomes increasingly costly for the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) overseeing the underlying architecture. As a result, there is a crucial need to develop a highly secure, collaborative cloud platform tailored specifically for the aeronautics and security industry.


Sovereignty at the Speed of Cloud

Defense companies are becoming more digital and are leveraging cloud technology. The defense cloud environment enables improved communication and cooperation in the operations and maintenance of existing programs. This enhancement is achieved by leveraging the existing programs’ huge data repository, accelerating program development with new collaborative architecture.

This is where the 3DEXPERIENCE® Cloud platform comes in. It offers an all-in-one solution with new capabilities:

Always up-to-date

This solution focuses on the speed of relevance to support the fast-changing needs of programs. This easily accessible platform enables continuous innovation through permanent upgrades to deploy new capabilities.

Eliminate silos

The platform enables seamless information sharing on a single source of truth. It improves collaboration on program and project planning execution, particularly when managing large, complex programs involving stakeholders from different countries and companies.

Highly scalable

The platform is easily deployable with immediate access and offers an optimal user experience. It provides flexible applications that can be adjusted instantly based on customer needs, designed for optimal cost of ownership and scalability to accommodate users and usage levels.

Highly secured

This platform complies with the highest levels of legal protection. It takes into account security regulations specific and unique to each defense program, with cybersecurity, intellectual property (IP) protection and quality embedded at the heart of our solution.

With the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud platform, provisioning, installation, updates, monitoring and operations are under Dassault Systèmes’ responsibility.

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Deploying Cloud Solutions in Defense Programs

With 3DS OUTSCALE, the first French sovereign cloud certified SecNumCloud, Dassault Systèmes is proud to deploy sovereign and dedicated cloud offers for trusted and sovereign collaboration, either in a common legal and fiscal space or within a customer’s space, ensuring the sovereignty of data stored in the cloud.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform can be used for the development of key defense programs on the roadmap. For example, in Europe, it supports programs constituting a major advancement in the consecution of European strategic autonomy, consolidating the European defense industry sector and reinforcing its military operations and capabilities.

Among the key capabilities that support such projects is the ‘systems of systems’ approach to managing and simplifying product complexity in development. Providing full digital continuity for all data and knowledge and smooth collaboration across all organizations through the platform and development time will be accelerated thanks to the application of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). MBSE is indeed a methodology that enables defense companies to efficiently manage complex systems and accelerate product development cycles while reducing the risk of errors and keeping costs down. Not only future defense programs, but existing programs can also achieve continuous data-driven fleet optimization using big data analytics and artificial intelligence.

Insights from Dassault Aviation

Watch our exclusive interview with Dassault Aviation CIO, Laurent Bendavid, to uncover how Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud fuels the development of next-generation fighters.

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Shaping the Future with Sovereign Cloud

In order to continuously foster the development and deployment of next-generation edge and data technologies, Dassault Systèmes participates in a key initiative to support the European Cloud priorities through the European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud.

Cloud sovereignty in defense, leveraging the cloud technologies while meeting the highest security and requirements standards, is the first step toward the deployment of Dassault Systèmes’ innovative solutions on sovereign cloud for all critical industries.

All capabilities are available through Dassault Systèmes’ cloud solutions portfolio. Winning Concept, along with other industry solution experiences, will help increase the technology readiness of innovative concepts to support future defense programs. Our rich industry process experience portfolio, from upstream thinking to design and engineering downward manufacturing and sales and operations, offers cloud-first solutions as a new tactical edge for defense sovereignty.

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