The US Air Force (USAF) has announced it will begin using SIMBA Chain, the blockchain-based platform, in its supply chain operations.
The cloud-based Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform was introduced through a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grant last year.
The platform, which was developed by ITAMCO and the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the government contract to explore how blockchain can enhance supply chain capabilities.
The platform was selected following the call by the Department of Defense through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for technologies to streamline supply chains.
USAF’s complex supply chain moves millions of parts across the globe, which requires ongoing, documentable precision.
SIMBA Chain will be used to scale the additive manufacturing supply chain.
“We're moving what was once a broad, strategic concept to reality,” stated Brenchley Boden, Senior Engineer at Air Force Research Laboratory.
“Digital Thread is game-changing, and we're leading the charge."”
“We're excited to be the first implementers of Blockchain across the entire Digital Thread, not only securing it but applying a non-repudiable and immutable ledger,” sadded Joel Neidig, CEO and Founder of SIMBA Chain.