Navy Looking to AI, 3D Printing, Robotics to Ensure Mission Success

The U.S. Navy is utilizing additive manufacturing aboard plane carriers and amphibious touchdown ships as a part of broader efforts to ship or keep platforms “extra shortly, cheaply, and successfully,” in response to the ocean service’s high officer.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti shared this information on Feb. 13 on the WEST 2024 convention, the place she underscored the “outsized and dominant function” the Navy performs in guaranteeing that U.S. nationwide safety goals are achieved.

Franchetti stated that, to have the ability to perform its mission, the Navy is wanting into “disruptive and rising applied sciences” to have the ability “to adapt to the altering character of warfare.”

Other than 3D printing, these new applied sciences additionally embrace synthetic intelligence and machine studying, which is getting used to assist conditions-based upkeep, Franchetti defined. She additionally cited using robotics with a view to decide the situation of seagoing platforms “shortly, precisely, and extra cost-effectively.”

Nevertheless, this “actually solely scratches the floor on how we’re utilizing know-how, synthetic intelligence and machine studying to raised assist the fleet in lifecycle upkeep,” the Navy official famous, additionally emphasizing that such applied sciences have to be understood and put to make use of with urgency.