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Future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) Achieves Aegis System Light Off
December 17, 2015

NSWC Dahlgren Division and NSWC Sailor of the Year Selections Announced
December 17, 2015
Fire Controlman 1st Class Lloyd Bartlett is pictured in an official military photo taken Nov. 5 for his Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Sailor of the Year (SOY) nomination package.

Navy Civilian Technologists Show U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen the Future is Now
December 16, 2015
U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen and their electrical engineering professor are pictured at the end of their Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) tour Dec. 4.

NSWC Carderock Division wins at this year’s Federal Laboratory Consortium Regional Awards
December 15, 2015

Future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) Launched
December 14, 2015
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The future USS RALPH JOHNSON (DDG 114) was launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard Dec. 12. The ship, a Flight IIA destroyer, will be equipped with Aegis Baseline 9 which incorporates Integrated Air and Missile Defense and enhanced Ballistic Missile Defense capabilities. DDG 51 class ships are integral players in global maritime security, engaging in air, undersea, surface, strike and ballistic missile defense.  (Photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Norfolk shipyard returns Helena to the fleet
December 10, 2015
151026-N-MA158-006 (Oct. 26, 2015) PORTSMOUTH, Virginia - USS Helena (SSN 725) is pictured here at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY).

Navy Civilian Engineer Named FEYA Award Agency Winner for Delivering Warfare Capabilities to the Fleet
December 10, 2015
Official U.S. Navy file photo of the afloat forward staging base (interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) transiting the Arabian Gulf. Ponce is equipped with the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), a technology demonstrator built by Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). LaWS can be directed onto targets from the radar track obtained from an MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon System or other targeting sources. NSWCDD engineer Alan Tolley - the chief engineer of all surface Navy radars, including radars used by LaWS aboard the Ponce - was selected as a National Society of Professional Engineers' (NSPE) 2015 Federal Engineer of the Year Award (FEYA) Agency winner, NSWCDD announced Dec. 10. Tolley was commended for his key role in delivering vital warfare capabilities to the Fleet. The FEYA is selected by a panel of judges established by National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) professional engineers in government who consider engineering achievements, education, continuing education, professional/technical society activities, NSPE membership, awards and honors, and civic and humanitarian activities.

NSWCDD Mentored Students Fire 1st Electromagnetic Railgun shot at Virginia Tech
December 9, 2015
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Students assemble components of Virginia Tech's electromagnetic railgun pulse forming network at the university's Energy Conversion Systems Laboratory. Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) railgun experts have been advising Virginia Tech students and professors since 2011. "The experience the student gains at Virginia Tech working on relevant railgun work is directly applicable to the skill sets we need to transition this technology into a reality for the Navy," said Chris Reichart, NSWCDD Pulsed Power Branch head.

NSWC Crane Recognizes 74th Anniversary of Attack on Pearl Harbor
December 7, 2015
151207-N-QI541-018 - Sailors raise morning colors while Crane employees honor the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor

Hull Turnover Marks Ship to Shore Connector Milestone
December 3, 2015