GERMANTOWN, Md .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Amentum, a leading contractor for the U.S. federal and allied governments, today announced the opening of its Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) collaboration center near the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) crane.

When our nation’s opponents get access to new technology, they get better and faster. Our warfighters now face tougher and more complex challenges than ever before. Amentum’s state-of-the-art laboratory and training center brings together the best private sector and government engineers, the latest tools and advanced digital domain models to improve collaboration and find visual solutions to counter emerging threats.

The center creates new technical capabilities that will benefit the larger DoD customer base in the application and practice of MBSE and related digital tools.

“Amentum is a leader in systems engineering for electromagnetic spectra and is known for providing state-of-the-art engineering and developing innovative approaches to system and sensor integration,” said Jill Bruning, president of Amentums Intelligence, Systems Engineering, Security, Services and Solutions (IS4) strategic business area. “We bring the team. We integrate technology. And now this new center is taking advantage of these market strengths to help our customers. Our top engineers work with government engineers and program managers to use the latest systems and tools to solve problems for our warfighters and those in danger around the world. ”

In parallel with the DoD Digital Engineering Strategy 2018 and the INCOSE 2020 MBSE initiative, Amentum is transforming current document-based engineering practices into integrated digital engineering practices for the challenges that benefit from a fully digital design and development environment. MBSE moves credentials of design documents to the digital environment of Creation and integration of “visual” models for digital domains as the primary means of information exchange between engineers and stakeholders. The models enable development teams to better understand the effects of design changes, communicate design intentions, perform and verify end-to-end design traceability, and analyze and simulate the system design before it is created.

“If the life of warfighters depends on these systems and the seamless integration of sensors and systems from numerous providers, we would like to offer top engineers the opportunity to access the best tools and techniques even in a post-COVID environment,” says Bruning said.

The MBSE Collaboration Center has laboratories equipped with software tools, training and certifications for the use of MBSE tools, modeling methods, frameworks and ontologies. His training cells include computer systems; Server; MBSE and MBE software; Simulation tools; Presentation boards; and links to prototyping tools. Training, certifications, educational resources, and the development and sharing of best practices for MBSE are cornerstones of the centre’s offering.

The center at Amentum’s Westgate II facility in Crane was originally scheduled to open in 2020 but has been delayed to reflect best practices for the safety of critical employees and customers following COVID. The center provides on-site services and will offer long-distance delivery in the near future to meet the needs of customers around the world.

Amentum will announce plans for a grand opening ceremony if the COVID-19 situation allows for a safe in-person celebration.


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