The World’s Largest Digital Twin Modeling and Simulation Project

In late 2020, OODA Network Member Chris Ward first provided an analysis of the future of digital twins in the Navy.  Chris provided an overview of the Navy’s struggle to keep up with its goals for a software and hardware refresh on all Navy vessels. To resolve some of these issues, the Navy started to build virtual replicas of ships systems. Since Chris’ initial analysis, the Navy has embarked on the first “digital twin modeling-and-simulation effort of this size and scale ever in the world.” We conclude our analysis with considerations for your organization when initiating a digital twin prototype project.