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What We Do

Leading edge technology development and support for ships and ship systems

Carderock Division is the U.S. Navy's state-of-the-art research, engineering, modeling and test center for ships and ship systems. It is the largest, most comprehensive establishment of its kind in the world, serving a dual role in support of both our U.S. naval forces and the maritime industry.

Navy and maritime communities have come to depend on our expertise and innovative spirit in developing advanced platforms and systems, enhancing naval performance, reducing operating costs and addressing the Navy's evolving mission.



Carderock's core competencies include:
 

Ship integration and design
Environmental quality systems
Naval architecture, including hull forms and propulsors
Structures and materials
Signatures and silencing systems
Vulnerability and survivability systems


Carderock Division's unique laboratories, modeling and simulation facilities, at-sea-assets and large-scale, land-based engineering and test sites at nine locations across the country contribute to the full-spectrum nature of our mission.
Provide research, development, test and evaluation, analysis, acquisition support, in-service engineering, logistics and integration of surface and undersea vehicles and associated systems. Develop and apply science and technology associated with naval architecture and marine engineering, and provide support to the maritime industry. Execute other responsibilities as assigned by the Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center.