Milestones

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1989

  • Advanced Expert Systems Ltd (AES) founded. Later to become AES Group Ltd.
1989

1992

  • Awarded first contract with the UK Ministry of Defence. Integration of AES expert decision support software with Royal Air Force “In-Flight Engine Health Monitoring” system. C130 military transport aircraft (aero gas turbines).

 

  • Provision of AES expert decision support software in support of lubricating oil sampling and analysis trial. Marine diesel generators installed in Royal Navy surface ships.
1992

1994

  • AES Group Ltd celebrates its 5th Anniversary.

1994

1995

  • Awarded second contract with Thames Water Plc for the implementation of Phocus®expert decision support system to monitor the condition/health of Meerlis diesel engines in the Power Generation Unit at Mogden, London.
  • Provision of AES expert decision support software in support of oil sampling and analysis trial. British Army power transmission units fitted to “Challenger 1” main battle tanks and derivatives.
1995

1997

  • Certificate of Registration ISO 9001-1994 and TickIT (software development standard).
  • Launch of the AES Machine Care Plus® service and Early Failure Detection Centre (Sea) in support of Royal Navy marine diesel engines installed in surface ships and submarines.
1997

1998

  • Awarded contract with Angel Trains Ltd for the implementation of Phocus® expert decision support system to monitor the condition/health of Paxman Valenta diesel engines used in High Speed train power cars.
1998

1999

  • Set-up AES Early Failure Detection Centre (Land) and Machine Care Plus® service, including a secure communications network, in support of the British Army fleet of “Challenger 2” main battle tanks and derivatives based in the UK, Germany and Canada.
  • AES Medical enters into IBD project with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

 

  • AES Group Ltd celebrates its 10th Anniversary.

1999

2001

  • AES marine engineers based on the waterfront at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth and Plymouth.
  • AES technical staff deployed to Oman in order to provide the Machine Care Plus® service directly to British Army regiments and units. “Challenger 2” main battle tanks and derivatives and “Warrior” light armoured systems.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease diagnosis project completed.
2001

2002

  • AES received the prestigious Exceptional Smart Award from DTI for the development of an Intelligent Cancer Reporting Universal System.
2002

2003

  • British Army trial the AES Machine Care Plus® service in support of Warrior Tracked Combat Vehicle and AS90 artillery system based at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Canada.
  • AES technical staff deployed to Kuwait in support of British Army Challenger 2 (CR2) Main Battle Tanks and Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery (CRARRV) fleets deployed in theatre.
  • British Army AS90 Self-Propelled Howitzer (full fleet) added to the AES Machine Care Plus® service.
2003

2004

  • Certificate of Registration ISO 9001 – 2000.

 

  • AES Group Ltd celebrates its 15th Anniversary.

2004

2005

  • Royal Navy/Royal Marines Beach Recovery Vehicle (BRV) fleet added to the AES Machine Care Plus® service.
  • AES (Defence) operate Early Failure Detection Centre (Canada) in direct support of the British Army fleet of “Challenger 2” main battle tanks and derivatives, “Warrior” light armoured systems and “AS90” field artillery systems.
  • PathoSys® system for cancer dataset reporting installed in 11 hospitals.
  • AES Medical appointed exclusive UK distributor of HSD Charge Documentation CSSD management software.
2005

2006

2006

2007

  • BAE Systems TERRIER® Armoured Engineer Vehicle, prototype and demonstrator vehicles, added to AES Machine Care Plus® service.
  • British Army Warrior (WR) Infantry Fighting Vehicle fleet in Afghanistan added to AES Machine Care Plus® service.
  • AES Machine Care Plus® services used by the Royal Engineers Trials and Development Unit (RETDU) in support of Titan and Trojan Production Reliability Batch Testing at the Armour Centre, Bovington, UK.
  • Interface to the iSoft Telepath (iLab TP) Laboratory System developed.
  • PathoSys® user group launched with the first meeting at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • AES Medical and Clinisys upgrades the Labcentre Interface to provide template based Word Reporting and Auto Authorisation.
2007

2008

  • Machine Care Plus® application made available via the Defence Information Infrastructure (DII) and the Internet.  Following a successful collaborative project between AES, the UK MoD  and others, AES application server hosted in The Land Environment Portal (TLEP).  TLEP is a secure shared-working environment that enables industry and military organisations to share information and work collaboratively on projects.  Hosting of the AES application on TLEP is a significant achievement for the AES early failure detection service as user access to information, such as diagnosis and remedial actions, is much more efficient.
  • AES technical staff contracted to provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) to assist with the production of Leopard 1 Beach Recovery Vehicle (BRV) technical publications at the Amphibious Trials and Training Unit Royal Marines (ATTURM).
  • AES technical staff contracted to provide Subject Matter and Trials Expertise in support of Engineer Tank Systems (ETS) Batch Testing and Trials activities at Bovington on behalf of the UK MoD.
  • Royal Army of Oman (RAO) G6 Self-Propelled Howitzer fleet added to the AES Machine Care Plus ® service.
2008

2009

  • Following the NEwPath procurement for PathoSys® AES Medical has agreed a deal to facilitate the development of the interface between the CliniSys Winpath LIMS and PathoSys®.
  • Updated AES Group website launched with additional content and improved look and feel.
  • Certificate of Registration ISO 9001 – 2008.
  • AES awarded a contract by the UK MoD to provide technical support to the Titan and Trojan Engineering Tank System (ETS) Batch Test 5 at Bovington, UK.  AES supplied Subject Matter Expertise (SME) and Trials Support Engineers to work alongside military staff from the Royal Engineers Trials and Development Unit.  AES staff involved in the co-ordination, management and monitoring of all Level 1, 2 and 3 maintenance support tasks.
  • BAE Systems award AES a 1 year contract extension for the provision of oil sampling and analysis services in support of the TERRIER® Armoured Engineer Vehicle, prototype and demonstrator vehicles.  Terrier® is the replacement for the Combat Engineer Tractor (CET).
  • UK MoD add fleet of FV430 Mk3 Bulldog Armoured Personnel Vehicles (APC) held by the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Canada to the Machine Care Plus® service.
  • Following an extensive competitive tender process, the UK MoD awarded AES a 10 year, Pan IPT contract for the continued provision of their Machine Care Plus® equipment early failure detection service.  The contract, which commenced in Apr 2009, covered oil sampling and analysis of engines and major assemblies fitted to Challenger 2 (CR2) Main Battle Tank (MBT), Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle (CRARRV), Warrior (WR) Infantry Fighting Vehicle, AS90 Self-Propelled Artillery System, Titan and Trojan Engineering Tank Systems (ETS) and Beach Recovery Vehicle (BRV), fielded by UK land forces in the UK, Germany, Canada and on operations world-wide.
  • AES joins the UK MOD Framework Agreement for Technical Support (FATS), a faster and more efficient contractual route to procure technical support.
  • The Royal Army of Oman (RAO) awards AES a 3 year extension to their Machine Care Plus® contract for the provision of oil sampling and analysis services.  In addition, the scope of the contract is increased and includes support for Challenger 2 (CR2) Main Battle Tank (MBT), Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle (CRARRV), M60 MBT, G6 Self-Propelled Howitzer and Piranha Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC).
  • AES Medical agrees bundle deal with CliniSys for Interfaces to Labcentre and Winpath Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
  • AES Group Ltd celebrates its 20th Anniversary.

2009

2010

  • UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) add fleet of BR90 (Close and General Support Bridging) to the Machine Care Plus® service.
  • AES are contracted by Combat Tracks Group to provide an Engineer to assist RETDU REME personnel with the Quality Assurance Inspections and Re-Fielding of TROJAN and TITAN vehicles that have been upgraded to the latest Build Standard by BAES GCS(V) and the Defence Support Group.
  • AES awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide technical support to the Titan and Trojan Engineering Tank System (ETS) Final Acceptable Build Standard (FABS) at Bovington, UK.  AES supplied Subject Matter Expertise (SME) and Trials Support Engineer to work alongside military staff from the Royal Engineers Trials and Development Unit (RETDU).
  • Rolls-Royce Distributed Generation Systems (DGS) award AES a contract for the provision of fluid sampling and analysis services in support of Field Electrical Power Supplies (FEPS).
  • Completed the development of the interface between the pathology reporting system, PathoSys® and the CliniSys Winpath system. This will enable AES Medical to provide Winpath users with Cancer Dataset Reporting and Information Management that meets the standards set by the Royal College of Pathologists and NHS Cancer Standards.
  • The AES Machine Care Plus® fluid sampling and analysis service is supporting Warthog User Trials currently being conducted at the British Army’s Armoured Trials and Development Unit (ATDU) in Dorset.
  • The British Army’s Panther Command and Liaison Vehicle (CLV) has been added to the AES Machine Care Plus®, oil sampling and analysis service.
  • The fifth meeting of the PathoSys® user group took place at the Royal Derby Hospital. The meeting included an optional laboratory tour to see the lab and discuss how PathoSys® has been implemented.
  • The AES involvement in the TROJAN and TITAN Production Reliability Batch Test 5 ends with the successful completion of the trial.  An AES engineer continues to work with the Royal Engineers Trials and Development Unit (RETDU) and Combat Tracks Group (CTG) as the vehicles Final Acceptable Build Standard (FABS) is formalised.
  • UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) add Fuel and Coolant testing to the Machine Care Plus® service.
  • AES awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Turret and Weapons Team, Combat Tracks Group (CTG) based at MoD Abbey Wood, UK under the Framework Agreement for Technical Support (FATS) to provide a RARDEN Cannon Examination and Usage Database.  As well as the database design, development and support, AES experienced staff transferred legacy examination and usage information from hand written reports into the new database, ready for use.
  • BAE Systems, Global Combat Systems (Vehicles) [BAES GCS(V)] award AES a 1 year contract extension for the provision of fluid sampling and analysis services in support of the TERRIER® Armoured Engineer Vehicle, prototype and demonstrator vehicles.
  • UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) add fleet of Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) [CVR (T)] and Panther Command and Liaison Vehicle (CLV) held by the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Canada to the Machine Care Plus®service.
  • North Tees and Hartlepool chooses PathoSys® to provide structured pathology reporting interfaced to its Integrated Software Solutions ISS-OMNILAB Laboratory Information System.
2010

2011

  • AES are proud to support one of their employees serving as a Territorial Army Soldier with the Royal Wessex Yeomanry.
  • The new AES Group website went live offering simpler navigation and enriched content.
  • UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) Managers have used the Machine Care Plus® early failure detection service from AES to transform the servicing procedure for Combat Tracks Group (CTG) Equipment.
  • AES Medical attended the SCR user group held at Taunton Racecourse to provide an update on the interface to the Somerset Cancer Register (SCR) system.
  • AES Group expands into Canada.
  • South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chooses PathoSys® becomes the seventh iSoft Apex Trust to choose PathoSys® to provide structured histopathology reporting. PathoSys® will now cover all of both the North of England Cancer Network and NEPath (North East pathology) network.
  • UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) add fleet of Track Width Mine Plough (TWMP)  Hydraulic Systems to the Machine Care Plus® service.
  • Staff welcomed a delegation from the Royal Army of Oman (RAO) to the AES Twyford office as part of a week long UK visit programme.
  • UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) add fleet of Track Width Mine Plough (TWMP)  Hydraulic Systems to the Machine Care Plus® service.
2011

2012

  • AES visited a number of Army Regiments in Germany, where equipment crews and maintenance personnel were given training on the oil sampling process and the diagnosis/remedial actions generated by the Machine Care Plus® service.
  • AES have been utilised by CWG to analyse fluid samples and assist in the monitoring of the engine, transmission and hydraulic systems performance of FOXHOUND, the British Army’s new Lightweight Protected Patrol Vehicle.
  • Warthog, the British Army’s All Terrain Protected Mobility vehicle, has been added to the AES Machine Care Plus® Fluid Sampling and Analysis Service.
  • SLA monitoring introduced in Haemosys for Leicester test turn around times.
  • Following the success of AES Group Ltd in Alberta, Canada at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS), AES Canada Ltd now offer our Condition based Monitoring Services throughout Canada.
2012

2013

  • AES Defence personnel visited the Royal Army of Oman to assist them with their Condition Based Maintenance program.
  • AES assisted the Director General Logistics Support and Equipment (DGLS&E) Data Recording and Analysis and Corrective Action (DRACAS) team to assess Vehicle Corrosion Prevention techniques.
2013

2014

  • Mastiff, Ridgback, Wolfhound, Jackal, Coyote, Husky now added to the Machine Care Plus® Equipment Fluid Analysis and Condition Monitoring Service.
  • AES Group has extended its software development and support teams to cater for business growth.
  • AES Group Ltd celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

2014

2015

  • AES will be exhibiting at booth N9-293 at DESI which is being held at ExCel, London during Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th September 2015.
  • Thales Land & Air Systems have extended their commercial agreement with AES for the provision of equipment fluid analysis and condition monitoring services for the Stormer tracked vehicle until March 2017.
  • Foxhound, the British Army’s new Lightweight Protected Patrol Vehicle, has been added to the AES Machine Care Plus® Equipment Fluid Analysis and Condition Monitoring Service.
  • The States of Jersey acquire and implement PathoSys® to comply with COSD reporting.
  • The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust acquire the HaemoSys® system.
  • The Northern England Haemato-Oncology Diagnostic Service (NEHODS) acquire and is now live using the HaemoSys® system.
2015

2016

2016

2017

  • The first Live cases have been entered in to PathoSys 4, the new web based clinical decision support system for histopathology.
  • AES are exhibiting at DSEI 2017 and are having a very successful show.
  • The Royal Army of Oman (RAO) has renewed their contract with AES for the provision of oil sampling and analysis services.
  • All AES healthcare solutions are COSD compliant at no additional cost or time required to implement a separate COSD solution.
  • AES will be exhibiting at booth s4-400 at DSEI which is being held at ExCel, London during Tuesday 12th September – Friday 15th September 2017.
2017

2018

  • AES will be exhibiting at this year’s Seawork International 2018.
2018

2019

  • AES Group Ltd celebrates its 30th Anniversary.

 

  • ISO 27001 Certification – Information Security Standard.

 

  • ISO 22301 Certification – Business Continuity Standard.

 

  • Cyber Essentials Certification.

 

  • AES to exhibit at Seawork International 2019  (11th to 13th June).

 

  • AES to exhibit at MSPO Poland 2019  (3rd to 6th of September).

 

  • AES to exhibit at DSEI 2019  (10th to 13th of September).
2019