Sustaining Engineering (SE) Fundamentals
I have the privilege to help Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) professionals learn about Sustaining Engineering (SE), one of DoD’s 12 Integrated Product Support Elements. The military uses SE to ensure that military stuff (aircraft, vehicles, systems, sensors) are safe, reliable, ready, viable, and relevant.
SE relies on constant feedback about how the systems perform in the fleet. Then, SE continually adjusts the support and corrects deficiencies to get the desired performance. With the weapon systems that NAVAIR fields and supports, operating how they were supposed to, our military can do their mission.
I teach SE for NAVAIR’s College of Sustainment and Product Support (CSPS). I like teaching SE because we focus on the People, Resources, and Processes behind an essential part of the work done at NAVAIR.