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Carderock Division Headquarters - West Bethesda, Maryland
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division is the principal Navy resource, national focal point and international leader in surface and undersea vehicle science, ship systems and related maritime technology. A major technical component of the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Division is a source of innovative technology for other national priorities such as environment, energy and transportation.

The Division is responsible for research, development, test and evaluation, fleet support, in-service engineering for surface and undersea vehicles, associated hull, machinery and electrical systems and propulsors. It conducts logistics research and development, as well as provides support to the Maritime Administration and the maritime industry.

The technical leadership areas of the Carderock Division include materials, structures, ship protection systems, vehicle concepts, hydrodynamics, acoustic and electromagnetic signatures, environmental protection systems and logistics.

Postal Address:
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
9500 MacArthur Blvd
West Bethesda, MD 20817-5700  
Driving Directions

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD):
Take the Dulles Access Road approximately 12 miles to the I-495 North exit towards Maryland. Take I-495 North to the Clara Barton Parkway (Exit 41). When the exit ramp splits, stay to the left. Proceed approximately 3/4 of a mile on the Clara Barton Parkway to the ramp for the main entrance of the Carderock Division Headquarters.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA):
Take the George Washington Parkway North approximately 12 miles to the I-495 North exit towards Maryland. Stay in the right lane after getting onto I-495 North. After crossing the American Legion Bridge, exit onto the Clara Barton Parkway (Exit 41). When the exit ramp splits, stay to the left. Proceed approximately 3/4 of a mile on the Clara Barton Parkway to the ramp for the main entrance of the Carderock Division Headquarters.

From Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI):
Take I-195 West to the I-95 South exit. Take I-95 South to the I-495 West exit. Take I-495 West to the Clara Barton Parkway (Exit 41). Proceed approximately 3/4 of a mile on the Clara Barton Parkway to the ramp for the main entrance of the Carderock Division Headquarters.