Digital Warriors: USN, Industry Develop Digital Twins to Maintain Future Fleet

As recent US Navy shipbuilding plans show, the only way the service can achieve its big-fleet goals is through maintaining its existing force. Michael Fabey reports on efforts by the service and industry to build digital twins to retain and revamp ships and aircraft In its recently released 30-year shipbuilding plan, the US Navy (USN) revealed its...

As recent US Navy shipbuilding plans show, the only way the service can achieve its big-fleet goals is through maintaining its existing force. Michael Fabey reports on efforts by the service and industry to build digital twins to retain and revamp ships and aircraft

In its recently released 30-year shipbuilding plan, the US Navy (USN) revealed its desire to extend the lives of its Arleigh Burke (DDG 51)-class guided-missile destroyers to 45 years - a tough task considering the service now has problems finding the people, time, and other resources to even maintain those ships as well as other fleet platforms.

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