The United States Air Force (USAF) is dwelling into blockchain to secure its supply chain data and to streamline its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) plans. The partnership is between USAF and SIMBA Chain (supply chain project) and Constellation Network Inc. (SBIR plan).
The U.S Air Force, USAF, welcomes blockchain technologies to streamline its supply chain management on the battlefield and in their country. The USAF Blockchain Approach for Supply Chain Additive Manufacturing Parts (BASECAMP) will leverage SIMBA Chain’s blockchain to ensure the complex supply chain is secure and available across the platform.
The platform is on Microsoft Azure and offers the military a secure, distributed and surveillance free channel to build supply chain dApps. SIMBA Chain provides “a simplification layer for blockchain developers to implement complex, security-focused solutions” hence the selection by USAF.
With entities wanting to intercept the manufacturing data in military bases, SIMBA Chain offers the Air Force a secure platform against anyone wanting to obtain or modify the data. According to a PR release on Newswire, SIMBA Chain will start off its partnership with the Air Force creating a
“prototype demonstrating a blockchain approach for the registration and tracking of Additive Manufacturing (AM) components during their entire lifecycle.”
Constellation Network Inc. signs contract with USAF
The Air Force is heavily investing in the industry 4.0 as seen by its latest partnership with Constellation Inc. The contract signed between the two parties is expected to enhance the overall experience and the pool of potential applicants to the SBIR I project.
The VP of Business Development at Constellation, Benjamin Diggles looks forward to an excellent partnership with the “right match” to accomplish their goals. He said,
“The USAF has a multitude of data sources like drones, planes, and satellites that need to be secured. Clean and consolidated data that can be queried instantly is a big need within the defense apparatus.”