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Secretary of Defense to tour the Naval Undersea Warfare Center

By Dr. David Sanders, director, Corporate Communications, NUWC | May 23, 2016

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is scheduled to visit the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport on Wednesday, May 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. During the visit, Secretary Carter will view a variety of cutting-edge technologies at NUWC, including waterfront demonstrations of unmanned surface, undersea, and air vehicles, as well as innovative undersea technologies such as biologically-inspired sensors and immersive virtual worlds. Media will have the opportunity to view the demonstrations alongside Secretary Carter and speak with the scientists and engineers behind the technologies.


NUWC is a Navy shore command within the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), which engineers, builds and supports America’s fleet of ships and combat systems.


As the Navy’s premier research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support center for submarine warfare systems and other systems associated with the undersea battle space, NUWC is charged with meeting the undersea warfare requirements of the 21st century.


NOTE: Media interested in covering the visit must contact the NUWC Public Affairs Office at 401-832-3611 or the Secretary of Defense’s Press Operations Office at 703-697-5131. Please note that media covering the NUWC tours will be required to stay for the entire visit (11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.).


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