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What We Do
  • NSWC IHD’s Cartridge Actuated Device/Propellant Actuated Device (CAD/PAD) Joint Program Office provides unified life-cycle management of cartridge actuated and propellant actuated devices for the joint services.
  • NSWC IHD is the nation’s only design and development agent for underwater warheads and explosives.
  • NSWC IHD is designated as the Navy’s Manufacturing Technology Center for Energetics, one of seven Centers of Excellence established by the Office of Naval Research’s ManTech Program.
  • NSWC IHD’s explosive modeling experts developed high-fidelity underwater hydrocodes with German researchers, providing the Navy a capability to predict underwater explosive performance and affect for various lethality and vulnerability applications. Extensions of the Dynamic System Mechanics Advanced Simulation are used to help improve future ship hull designs.
  • NSWC IHD provides real-time technical support to explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) responders and specializes in developing and delivering technology, knowledge, tools, equipment, training and life-cycle support for the joint services.