About SX000i

International specification for Integrated Product Support (IPS)


By defining common support processes to be used across all S-Series specifications and the interactions of the current S-Series specifications with t such support processes, SX000i forms the basis for sharing and exchanging data securely through the life of products and services. The SX000i also provides guidelines about how to establish an integrated product support program and provides the means to exchange program-level data between the different specifications, different partners and between contractors and customers.


SX000i provides a specification for the execution of an integrated product support program by IPS managers and practitioners, as well as the necessary means to exchange the require information.

  • Explains the vision and objectives for the suite of specifications;
  • Provides a framework that documents the global IPS process and interactions;
  • Explains how the S-Series IPS specifications interface with other standardization domains including Program Management, Global Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Manufacturing, Security, Safety, Configuration Management, Quality, Data Exchange & Integration, and Life Cycle Cost;
  • Provides guidance on how to satisfy specific business requirements using an appropriate selection of defined processes and specifications;
  • Provides a data model that is compatible and interoperable with the rest of the S-Series based on a Common Data Model (SX002D), as well as the XML schemas to perform the necessary data exchange.

SX000i Guide development history

During the development of the ASD ILS Specifications (now S-Series of IPS specifications), the different WGs identified the need for an “umbrella” specification to ensure the compatibility and commonality of IPS processes among the S-Series specifications.  In 2011, the decision was made to develop, publicize and maintain an Integrated Logistic Support Guide, named SX000i, so as to provide a compatible and common IPS process to be used in the other IPS specifications.  Development of SX000i was viewed by the ILS  (now IPS) Specifications Council as an essential step to achieving the vision for the integrated suite of support specifications.

In June of 2011, the SX000i WG was formed and SX000i development commenced.  The original title of SX000i, International Guide for the Use of the S-Series Integrated Logistics Support Specifications, was approved by the ASD/AIA ILS Specifications Council in June of 2012. In 2018, the transition to the term “IPS” started, and with Issue 2.0, SX000i changed its title to the current title of International specification for Integrated Product Support (IPS). Issue 3.0 was published in April 2021.

Following the formation of the SX000i WG, the ASD/AIA Data Model and Exchange Working Group (DMEWG) was formed under the IPS Specifications Council in October 2011.  Working in close coordination with the SX000i WG, the DMEWG coordinates the data modeling activities that are performed within the respective S-Series IPS Specification SCs and WGs so as to harmonize and consolidate data requirements into one coherent data model.

Publication of SX000i, and continuing DMEWG coordination activities, enable the achievement of the vision for the S-Series of IPS specifications “to apply common logistics processes so as to share and exchange data securely through the life of products and services.”

The companies and organizations that currently participate or have participated in the development and publication of SX000i are listed below in alphabetic order. Current chairs (one from Europe and one from US) are marked with a *:

Airbus France
Airbus Defence and Space* Germany and Spain
Boeing Defence Systems* United States of America
Canadian Department of National Defence Canada
CDS Defence & Security United Kingdom
ESG Elektroniksystem unf Logistik GmbH Germany
FACC Operations GmbH Austria
German Bundewehr Germany
Heme GmbH Germany
Integrated Logistic Support Platform Netherlands
Leonardo Italy
Lockheed Martin United States of America
OCCAR-ES European (multinational)
O’Neil United States of America
Rockwell Collins United States of America
Saab Sweden
Schiebel Austria
Thales group Netherlands
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Turkey
UK Ministry of Defense United Kingdom

SX000i Issue 1.0 was published in December 2015.

SX000i Issue 1.1 was published in July 2016.

SX000i Issue 2.0 was published in March 2020.

SX000i Issue 3.0 was published in April 2021

Brief description and outline

SX000i provides the framework for the global IPS process, as well as the guidelines for the selection and use of the S-Series of IPS Specifications. Nonetheless, SX000i also defines a set of data that ensure that the  S-Series IPS Specifications iremain both integrated and interoperable.

SX000i consists of twelve chapters:

  • Chapter 1 – Introduction to the Guide
  • Chapter 2 – Integrated Product Support Framework
  • Chapter 3 – Usage of the Suite of IPS Specifications in an IPS Program
  • Chapter 4 – IPS program guidance
  • Chapter 5 – IPS activities for each life cycle stage-contract type
  • Chapter 6 – Support system effectiveness
  • Chapter 7 – Data management
  • Chapter 8 – Tailoring and contracting against SX000i
  • Chapter 9 – IPS program data model
  • Chapter 10 – IPS program data elements
  • Chapter 11 – Terms, abbreviations and acronyms
  • Chapter 12 – Comparison of specification terminology
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