This partnership will see Ramco provide its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software platform to deliver maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the MQ-9B SkyGuardian and SeaGuardian variants of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA).
Ramco’s suite will provide end-to-end support to fulfil RPA systems’ MRO requirements, including engine, component, hangar, line and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) aftermarket services.
Ramco Systems Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Chief Customer Officer and Ramco Systems USA president Manoj Kumar Singh said: “Securing trust of a world leader in uncrewed aerial systems is a landmark achievement for Ramco.
“Ramco’s deep aviation functionality built over last 25 years, and complemented by next-gen, innovative features, will optimise the operational efficiency of the SkyGuardian programme.”
Launched last year, the SGSS programme has been designed to support GA-ASI’s customers operating the MQ-9B.
This programme provides full-sustainment solutions to the MQ-9B RPA operators, allowing maximum system commonality, availability, and complete training services.
According to GA-ASI, the SGSS reduces the overall lifecycle cost by leveraging sustainment costs across all the MQ-9B customers.
The programme allows the integration of resources to deliver procurement, management, and depot repairs to the users, especially for regional operators.
GA-ASI Sustainment vice-president Sam Richardson said: “Ramco’s technology leads the industry by providing a turnkey solution for digitising MRO operations, enhancing turnaround times (TAT), improving customer satisfaction, service level compliance, on-time delivery, and management of other complex business processes.”