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Providing Direct Fleet Support to Our Surface Fleet

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) maintains technical expertise at locations across the United States: Engineering and Logistics at Port Hueneme, California; Search Radar Engineering at Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Live Fire Testing at White Sands, New Mexico.  Port Hueneme Division is recognized as the Navy’s Center of Excellence for In-Service Engineering,

Test and Evaluation, and Integrated Logistics Support for surface warfare combat and weapon systems.  Since its inception in 1963, Port Hueneme Division, has been supporting the combat and weapon systems of the Fleet by providing highly skilled personnel and state-of-the-art facilities to lead the development and support of Navy surface ship warfare systems throughout their life cycles.

Port Hueneme Division is focusing its technical capabilities on Next Generation In-Service Engineering, which involves direct connectivity to the Fleet on a global basis and the immediate availability of round-the-clock access to products, services, and Fleet support capabilities. Next Generation In-Service Engineering will support predictive system failure, remote diagnostics, and corrective action via real-time, networked communications.


“Cradle to Grave” lifecycle engineering and sustainment planning to ensure that combat, weapon, radars, air and surface surveillance systems work effectively together to accomplish ship, Strike Group, and Theater Warfare assigned missions throughout their life. Naval Enterprise area assignments include: Surface, Aviation, Expeditionary Combat, NETWAR/FORCEnet, and Undersea for over 50 major acquisition programs.

Overland live fire testing of Naval weapons in support of weapons systems acquisition (missiles and laser systems), assembly of weapons for overland and at sea live fire testing, launch of research rockets, and assembly/launch of low and medium fi delity theater ballistic targets.

Technical Capabilities