Just what is ILS?
There has been an upsurge in interest in ILS recently, in part no doubt, in response to the pressures being felt by the Front Line Commands; (they need …”flexible, agile, dynamic, adaptable support solutions…”, greater “support velocity…”, greater “support precision…”, greater “visibility”). In the UK MoD the procurement executive, DE&S, are strengthening, re-establishing, their core ILS capability and new European standards are being released and a new UK ILS Defence Standard is to be developed.
So perhaps this is a good time to ask one of those dumb questions, i.e. when we say “Integrated Logistic Support”, just what is it that we are referring to when we say ‘integrated’, integrated what exactly?