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INGENIEUR and military aircraft. This is followed by aero- structure manufacturing which contributes 42% of the total manufacturing revenue. System Integration The System Integration sub-sector is of strategic importance in the development of national capability involving dual high technology. This sub- sector is expected to be mainly driven by the local market. Based on MAIB 2030, System Integration is projected to be self-reliant with at least 70% local content in the integration and upgrading of strategic assets. Generally, the strategy is to become one of the aerospace hubs in the world not only in terms of revenue, but also in terms of value adding through the involvement in upstream activities relating to supply chain management, technology development and the production and employment of a highly skilled workforce. System integration is the process of generating an information system that is complex and involves the design or building up of custom 6 16 VOL 2018 VOL 74 55 APRIL-JUNE JUNE 2013 architecture or applications by integrating them into new or existing hardware, packaged software and communications. System integration can be regarded as engineering practices that combine different modules or subsystems into one whole system that also includes several new features and are incorporated into different systems. The combination of different sub-systems or modules which work together to carry a system has been the focus of some technology-based industries. In the development cycle, integration at the near-end is also known as the integrated approach to system building. A system integration engineer thus requires a lot of skills and extensive knowledge because the systems to be integrated might span different fields requiring software and hardware engineering. In the aerospace engineering field, the systems that are integrated in terms of capability are Simulators, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and also spacecraft. The MAIB 2030 expresses expectations that system integration would provide more robust solutions in the provision of national