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Our Mission

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division's mission is to 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.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the Department of the Navy's leading warfare system architect and systems engineer, recognized as the technical leader in delivering innovative, cost effective, and effective solutions for the Navy, Joint Forces, and the Nation.

Our Guiding Principles

Our decisions and actions are guided by the following principles:

We are a unified Navy Laboratory that is part of the larger Department of Defense (DoD) team.

Our people and their competence are fundamental to our success.

Quality and affordable products and services are the foundation for customer satisfaction.

Our processes and products are developed from a systems perspective.

We are responsible stewards of personnel, information and environmental resources.