Under the DARPA No Manning Required Ship (NOMARS) program, the Voyager Team has completed the conceptual design phase of the X-ship. The X-ship is an unmanned surface vessel (USV) that is capable of withstanding long-duration autonomous operations at sea, making it a radical departure from traditional naval ship design. “The Serco-Metron-Wartsila team will also define system requirements for a future review phase and hopes to advance to the program’s second phase, which will involve risk reduction, construction and initial at-sea demonstration efforts.”
The NOMARS program started in June 2020 and is currently in Phase 1 Option 1, with Phase 2 projected to be begin in Spring 2022. Metron will be transitioning the SAHM-IAMM tool during phase 2 which will be focused on design, construction and at-sea testing.

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