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The Systems Engineering Department is the principal agent for maintaining the DoD’s application of energetics to fleet needs and missions. We plan and execute energetics from the earliest stage of acquisition development through actual item fielding, in-service and logistics support, ordnance assessment and final demilitarization phases. We maintain the core technical capabilities of energetic applications through expertise areas in warheads, propulsion, fuzing, energetic materials, safety, modeling, simulation and electronic interfaces for energetic systems. We are the front line for the planning and execution of energetic projects in all DoD and national interest mission areas.


  • Energetic Systems Acquisition, Development, & Product Improvement
  • Energetic Component Technology Development & Transfer
  • Aircraft Rocket Systems Acquisition and Logistics
  • CAD/PAD Acquisition and Logistics
  • In-service Engineering
  • Ordnance Assessment
  • Navy Special Weapons Depot Repair
  • Treaty Support
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Design & Analysis
  • Ordnance & Energetic Material Qualification
  • Electromechanical Prototyping & Fabrication
  • Insensitive Munitions (IM) Technical Support
  • Electro-static Discharge (ESD) Safety Testing
  • Ordnance & Equipment Procurement

Primary Products

  • Gun and Missile Propulsion Systems
  • Airborne Rocket (2.75-in & 5.0-in rockets) Systems
  • Jet Assist Take-Off (JATO) Systems
  • Rocket Assist Take-Off (RATO) Systems
  • Visual Cue Systems
  • Mine Countermeasures
  • Underwater Weapons & Gas Generators
  • Underwater, Surface, and Air Warheads & Fuzing
  • Cartridge Actuated and Propulsion Actuated Devices (CADs & PADs)
  • Non-traditional warfare energetic systems and subsystems
  • Dynamic System Advanced Simulation (DYSMAS) Hydrocode
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Models and Sensors
  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Microdetonator and Initiation Systems
  • Electronic Interfaces and Equipment for Energetic Systems
  • Navy Special Weapons Technical Publications & Support Equipment