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.).