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NSWC Dahlgren Division Commanding Officer Promoted to Captain at Ceremony
September 3, 2019
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (Aug. 30, 2019) – Rear Adm. Eric Ver Hage, Naval Sea Systems Command Warfare Centers commander, left, promotes Cmdr. Casey Plew to the rank of captain before family, friends, and colleagues at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). It was Plew’s second ceremony marking a career milestone in four months. The new Navy captain took command of NSWCDD – the Naval Sea System Command’s largest Naval Warfare Center – at a ceremony held on the Potomac River Test Range in April.

Navy, Marine Corps Leaders Witness New Expeditionary Warfare USV in Action at ANTX Demonstration
August 26, 2019
An Expeditionary Warfare Unmanned Surface Vessel autonomously navigates a predetermined course through the water during Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2019 at Camp Lejeune, N.C. July 12, 2019. ANTX East 2019 is an event designed to test new technology with acedemic, industry and Navy participants. (Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Nicholas Guevara)

NSWC Warfare Centers Host Sixth Annual Unmanned Systems Integration Workshop and Technical Exchange Meeting
August 19, 2019
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (Aug. 8, 2019) - Steering Committee members of the Navy's sixth annual Unmanned  Systems Integration Workshop and Technical Exchange Meeting are pictured at this year's event. Military and civilian unmanned, weapon, and energetic systems experts throughout the Naval Research and Development Establishment, Office of Secretary of Defense, and other services presented briefs and engaged in discussions on technologies and policies related to the strategies and challenges for test and evaluation of weaponized unmanned systems. 

Speakers and attendees networked while discussing partnerships, technology efforts, policy and demonstrated programs at the two-day event co-hosted by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division, NSWC Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (IHEODTD), and the Unmanned Vehicle and Autonomous Systems Group at Naval Sea Systems Command. The workshop and technical exchange was sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (Tactical Warfare Systems Office and the Land Warfare and Munitions Office), the Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise and the NSWC Warfare Centers. 

The event’s Steering Committee members left to right: Reid McAllister, Integrated Unmanned Maritime Mobility Systems director at NSWC Carderock Division; Carrie Gonzalez, NSWCDD project manager; Penny Moran, NSWCDD Autonomy Lead; Amy O'Donnell, NSWC IHEODTD deputy technical director; Daniel Pines, NSWC IHEODTD chief innovation officer; Dr. John Wilkinson, NSWC IHEODTD customer advocate for Science and Technology Business Development; and Tony Harris, NSWCDD Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Branch head.

NSWC Dahlgren Division Institutionalizes ‘Technical Excellence Framework’ to Ensure Warfighter Success
August 13, 2019
IMAGE: PACIFIC OCEAN (June 23, 2010) The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) successfully launches its second Tomahawk missile during weapons testing. Sterett is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting Tomahawk missile testing in preparation for an upcoming deployment.

STEM Educators Engage with Navy Scientists at ‘STEM Workshop for Educators’
August 9, 2019
IMAGE: KING GEORGE, Va. (July 30, 2019) – Navy engineer Page Wessel, left, briefs a local school teacher on the use of coding blocks to write a program for the Mindstorm EV3 robot at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) STEM Workshop for Educators at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren campus. Wessel was among the NSWCDD scientists and engineers who joined university professors at the workshop to share best practices and ideas for project based learning in STEM with elementary, middle, and high school educators. The forum featured briefings and demonstrations while the educators participated in hands-on activities that they could pass on to other teachers and students at their respective schools. The activities included, “Straw Rockets and Mini-Railgun”, “Ozobots and Littlebits Engineering”, and “EV3 LEGO Robotics”.

Navy Warfare Center Engineers Revolutionize AEGIS Combat System Training with CIAT
August 8, 2019
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (Aug. 8, 2019) - The CIAT – Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Trainer – team is pictured at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division headquarters. The team worked with NSWC Carderock Division to develop a technical approach that originated during the early stages of CIAT’s combat system virtualization and technology exploration. NSWC Dahlgren Division is the lead integrator and the IAMD developer for CIAT. NSWC Carderock Division is the ASW developer and Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Division is the ASW components developer. The three divisions delivered CIAT to the Fleet shore based facilities in 2018 as the most capable combat systems trainer ever developed for the Navy surface force.

College and High School Interns Brief Findings at Dahlgren’s First Combined NREIP & SEAP Poster Session
August 7, 2019
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (July 25, 2019) — University of Virginia junior Kimberly Louie explains how the deck-gun she helped create and attach to a drone operates while briefing to military and government personnel during her 2019 summer internship. Louie was among 20 students who completed their internships at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). The Naval Research Enterprise Internship  Program (NREIP) encourages students to pursue science and engineering careers, furthers education via mentoring and their participation in research, and makes them aware of Navy research and technology efforts, which can lead to civilian employment within the Navy.

NSWCDD Engineers Revolutionize Combat Training with TRACER Augmented Reality
July 31, 2019
IMAGE: 190613-N-PO203-0259 CHESAPEAKE, Virginia (Jun. 13, 2019) A Sailor assigned to the Center for Security Forces detachment in Chesapeake, Va., demonstrate the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) TechSolutions-sponsored Tactically Reconfigurable Artificial Combat Enhanced Reality (TRACER) system. TechSolutions partnered with Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division to develop the TRACER package, which consists of a virtual-reality headset, a backpack, a state-of-the-art simulated weapon designed to deliver realistic recoil, and a software package that creates multiple and adaptable simulation scenarios for security personnel to experience. ONRG TechSolutions allows Sailors and Marines to submit technology requests directly to the development community for rapid response prototyping. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams)

NSWC Dahlgren Division LGBT Event Features ‘Crucial Conversations’
July 31, 2019

U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman Sees Fleet’s Future at Dahlgren’s Laser Lethality Lab
July 29, 2019
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (July 17, 2019) – U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman Max Shuman is pictured with the officers he briefed on his Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division internship at the command’s Laser Lethality and Development Facility which features an above-ground tunnel used for evaluating high energy laser weapon systems. Pictured left to right: Lt. Adam Mattison, Shuman, Cmdr. Steven Perchalski, and Lt. Paul Cross.