In many industries, including Aerospace and Defence, a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach is widely used for its reported benefits. Lockheed Martin, a global aerospace and defence company has adopted MBSE to design and develop complex systems. With Dassault Systèmes MBSE tool, CATIA Magic, Lockheed Martin is able to share and collaborate effectively among team members on complex systems designs.
The adoption of CATIA Magic enabled Lockheed Martin teams to collaborate and work on the same project at the same time, on a cloud, which was not possible before. System engineers were able to understand a system better via visual representations of complex system designs. This advantage enhanced their performance and made knowledge transfer across different teams more effective. As a result, it was possible to detect defects in early design and to bring the company a step forward to optimisation of their quality standard, Zero Defects. The adoption of MBSE tools and processes enabled the company to bring their products to market faster.