- United Kingdom
- Assess the objective analysis of procurement options and to model future demand for instructors and student output.
Achievements with Simul8
Merlin IPT was able to confidently make savings based on objective data
Instead of relying on utilization data gathered from static analysis, the dynamic model provided flow data
Ensuried best value for money for UK armed forces
About the project
UK Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) equips and supports the UK's armed forces for current and future operations.
It acquires and supports through-life, including disposal, equipment and services ranging from ships, aircraft, vehicles and weapons, to electronic systems and information systems. DE&S employs approximately 29,000 staff at bases across the UK.
The Merlin Integrated Project Team procures and supports the Royal Navy's Merlin Mk1 helicopter, including the Training System. The Merlin Training System, which delivers trained aircrew and maintainers, was modeled using Simul8 to support a procurement options analysis as part of Merlin Capability Sustainment Programme (MCSP). MCSP aims to update the Merlin Mk1 with planned delivery in 2013.
Simul8 was used by DE&S to assess the objective analysis of procurement options and to model future demand for instructors and student output.
"The ability to model individual students and instructors in a clear visualization of the training system was a definite advantage."
Procurement Officer, UK Defence Equipment & Support