Partnerships

The NAVSEA Warfare Centers, which include Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) and Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), represent approximately 30 percent of the Navy’s engineering and scientific expertise. The NAVSEA WCs employ more than 20,000 scientists, engineers, and support personnel within nine Divisions located across the United States.

The primary role of the NAVSEA WCs is to help make Naval programs successful by providing unbiased technical advice and solutions to our partners, namely the NAVSEA Program Executive Offices (PEOs), the fleet, the Marine Corps, the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Our scientists, engineers, and technicians provide technical advice and solutions across the entire “full-spectrum” lifecycle of platforms and systems – from “cradle to grave.”

Division Newport provides the technical foundation that enables the conceptualization, research, development, fielding, modernization, and maintenance of systems that ensure our Navy’s undersea superiority.

Division Newport is responsible, cradle to grave, for all aspects of the systems under its charter, and is engaged in efforts ranging from participation in fundamental research to the support of evolving operational capabilities in the Fleet. The major thrust of Division Newport’s activities is in applied research and system development.

With headquarters in Rhode Island, Division Newport operates detachments at West Palm Beach, Fla., and Andros Island in the Bahamas. Remote test facilities are located at Seneca Lake and Fisher’s Island in New York, and Dodge Pond in Connecticut.


We partner with industry and academia to continually investigate new ideas to meet the current and future needs of the undersea warfighter. Visit the links at the right to discover ways in which you can partner with us.