Carderock Division Main Building
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.
The Carderock Division Headquarters is located in West Bethesda, Maryland just outside the Beltway approximately 12 miles northwest of the Nation's Capital.