US Navy Build The unmanned vessel,named NOMAD
US Navy Build The unmanned vessel,named NOMAD.

The Navy is moving forward with a key step in developing a dedicated long-range autonomous vessel as part of the Ghost Fleet Overlord Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) program.

The unmanned vessel, named NOMAD, traveled 4,421 nautical miles (nm), 98 percent of which was in autonomous mode. The first Ghost Fleet Overlord vessel, RANGER, completed a similar transit in October 2020. Both USVs passed through the Panama Canal while in manual mode.