Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) or Integrated Product Support (IPS) is built on the fundamentals of several elements. Depending on who you speak with some will speak about the 10 Elements of ILS where others will speak about the 12 elements of IPS.  These elements are broken out to:

  • Design Interface (IPS)
  • Sustaining Engineering (ILS / IPS)
  • Supply Support (ILS / IPS)
  • Maintenance Planning and Management (ILS / IPS)
  • Technical Data (ILS / IPS)
  • Support Equipment (ILS / IPS)
  • Training and Training Support (ILS / IPS)
  • Manpower and Personnel (ILS / IPS)
  • Facilities and Infrastructure (ILS / IPS)
  • Computer Resources (ILS / IPS)
  • Product Support Management (IPS)

With all these elements in support of systems engineering, a level of Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) will occur so that the answers to the questions that make up the elements can be provided. Many engineering organizations have a Logistics Support Analysis Records (LSAR) or Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) database solution. Within the LSA solution, engineers will develop the breakdown of the asset which will then become the definition of that item.

Through the Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) in the LSAR, Engineering organisations can then begin to define how to support the product. The LSA on the identified PBS also begins to assist in defining how an organisation provides the support for the elements of ILS / IPS.

Pennant’s LSA Products and Services provides all industries with the capability to enable best practice when performing Engineering Logistics on their products. Compliant with:

  • MIL-STD 1388
  • SAE GEIA-STD-0007
  • ASD S2000M
  • ASD S3000L
  • DEFSTAN 00060
  • DEF(AUST) 5692

Matched with the remainder of the Pennant S1000D Product offerings, LSA can be performed with increased efficiencies, compliance to global and industry best practice, and reduce time to customer deliveries.

Pennant’s LSAR to S1000D product, R4i LTS, provides the ability to have direct access to an OmegaPS database or a compliant XML data exchange file to retrieve information for the population of an S1000D Data Module.

ASD S1000D

ASD S1000D or S1000D as it is also known, is the International specification for technical publications utilizing a Common Source Database (CSDB). Developed over the past two decades, it has become widely utilized and highly regarded across several sectors, including defense, civil aviation, space, shipping, nuclear, automotive, rail and manufacturing.

Pennant IPS Division has a proud history of supplying specialized S1000D-compliant technical services and solutions.

Pennant is one of only a handful of companies worldwide that produces a robust end-to-end LSA and S1000D software solutions specifically to support the ASD S1000D specification used by most NATO countries.

Our team are actively involved in industry specifications, working groups and we have a particular interest in S1000D for online interactive maintenance, DITA and SCORM for online learning systems.


The R4i S1000D Suite has a 17-year track record as being affordable, fast, robust, quick to install and easy to use. The R4i interface continues to be upgraded and/or modernized as has already been completed three (3) times since the first release in January 2003. The R4i suite has an enviable reputation in market for user support, coverage of all versions of the S1000D specifications and most importantly for our customer relationships. The R4i brand has a well-known presence in the S1000D market across the globe and across industries, including Defence (Land, Sea and Air programs), Aerospace, Airlines, Space and to a smaller degree in Mining truck manufacturing.

Our goal is to ensure through innovative products, excellent customer service, proven competitive strategies, along with a group of people that we bring dynamic energy to the company and to the overall R4i software development process.

While the R4i software consists of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, our development team designs tools for our customers to solve specific business challenges. These R4i software applications are designed to be modular, easy to use and most importantly, robust.

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