- Defence Materiel Organisation
The Defence organisation deploys expensive and sophisticated (weapon) systems during missions and exercises, such as tanks, aircraft and ships. It is essential, of course, that these systems remain in good working order. That requires maintenance.
Materiel maintenance is a complicated process. The maintenance process often starts when new materiel is purchased as, for example, an estimate has to be made of how much maintenance it will require. Moreover, maintenance during the life-cycle of the materiel is nowadays more than just some regular or incidental ‘tinkering’.
It is becoming increasingly important to manage the performance of (weapon) systems carefully. Are the systems available and reliable? Do they live up to expectations? Can the running costs be predicted or influenced?
(Weapon) system management allows the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) to control the deployability and costs of our (weapon) systems. This involves assigning and carrying out maintenance on and modifications to the system.
The maintenance agencies and system managers of the DMO do this in cooperation with the operational units which make use of the materiel.