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NSWC - Dahlgren Division

Dahlgren Aerial ViewNSWC Dahlgren translates the warfighter's needs into technical solutions within an operational context for the nation by developing and supporting systems, technologies, concepts and tactics that enable military forces to conduct their missions safely and effectively across the complete spectrum of operations.

Through commitment to technical competence and forward-looking strategies, Dahlgren provides the science, technology, and engineering bridge between the requirements and challenges of the warfighter, and the industrial capabilities and capacities of our private-sector partners. e critical linkage results in the highest quality, affordable and timely warfighting capabilities being provided to our men and women in uniform as guided by the following principles:

  • A unified Navy Laboratory that is part of the larger Department of Defense (DoD) team
  • People and their competence are fundamental to their success
  • Quality and affordable products and services are the foundation for customer satisfaction
  • Processes and products are developed from a systems' perspective
  • Responsible stewardship of personnel, information, and environmental resources is vital to our future.

NSWC Dahlgren is a shore command of the U.S. Navy under the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), which engineers, builds and supports America's Fleet of ships and combat systems. NAVSEA's world-class team of professionals provide virtual support anywhere and anytime to ensure that the Fleet remains ready and capable
- Operating around the globe and Keeping America's Navy #1 in the World.


Provide research, development, test and evaluation, analysis, systems engineering, integration and certification of complex naval warfare systems related to surface warfare, strategic systems, combat and weapons systems associated with surface warfare. Provide system integration and certification for weapons, combat systems and warfare systems. Execute other responsibilities as assigned by the Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center.


To become the Department of the Navy's leading warfare system architect and system engineer, recognized as the technical leader in delivering innovative, affordable, and effective solutions for the Navy, Joint Forces, and the Nation.

Dahlgren Division
6149 Welsh Road
Dahlgren, VA 22448-5130
Tel:  540-653-8101

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