Getting repair parts to sailors at sea and soldiers at the front lines of combat is a logistical nightmare. The U.S. Military thinks Additive Manufacturing technology can help.
The US Navy's antiquated maintenance system must evolve into a conditions-based system enhanced by AI.
USN forces are increasingly being used in critical global situations while simultaneously operating under the stress of strict Department of Defense (DoD) budgets and growing enemy technological capability. Digitization of the supply chain is imperative for the USN to maintain the sustainability, agility, and responsiveness to support its far-reaching operations in a fast-paced, potentially dangerous environment. But will digitizing the USN's supply chain information create even more vulnerabilities?