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Welcome to the
Naval Surface Warfare Center,
Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) is the Department of Defense (DoD) Energetics Center and serves as the DoD Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Program lead.

NSWC IHEODTD focuses on the research, development, test, evaluation and in-service support of energetics and energetic systems as well as works to provide Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen worldwide with the information and technological solutions they need to detect/locate, access, identify, render safe, recover/exploit, and dispose of both conventional and unconventional explosive threats.

The U.S. Navy, DoD agencies and all allied nations come to NSWC IHEODTD for energetic systems solutions and EOD expertise— we support the warfighter of today and of tomorrow through discoveries that anticipate the future needs for the next generation.

One of nine divisions of the Naval Sea Systems Command Warfare Center Enterprise, the main site for NSWC IHEODTD is located at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, a 3,500-acre peninsula along the Potomac River in Southern Maryland. It is a 1700-person organization with sites in McAlester, OK; Ogden, UT; Picatinny, NJ and a second site in Indian Head, MD. NSWC IHEODTD has the largest U.S. workforce in the DoD dedicated to energetics and EOD, comprising more than 800 scientists and engineers and 50 active duty military. The business base totals $1.4B.

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Provide research, development, engineering, manufacturing, test, evaluation and in-service support of energetic systems and energetic materials (chemicals, propellants and explosives) for ordnance, warheads, propulsion systems, pyrotechnic devices, fuzing, electronic devices, Cartridge Actuated Devices and Propellant Actuated Devices (CAD/PADs), Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation (PHS&T), gun systems and special weapons for Navy, Joint Forces and the Nation.  Develop and deliver Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technology, knowledge, tools and equipment and their life cycle support through an expeditionary work force which meets the needs of the Department of Defense, combatant commanders and our foreign and interagency partners.  Support the Executive Manager for EOD Technology and Training.  Execute other responsibilities as assigned by the Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Areas of Expertise

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Department

Systems Engineering Department

Systems Integration Department

Energetics Manufacturing Department

Research Development
Test & Evaluation
Systems Engineering Systems Integration Energetics Manufacturing EOD Technology


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Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, 3767 Strauss Avenue, Indian Head, MD 20640-5150 

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