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British Royal Navy's Second Sea Lord Visits NSWC Dahlgren Division
June 22, 2015
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) and British military officials pause in front of the Potomac River Test Range metal map during the UK delegation's tour June 10. Dahlgren scientists and engineers briefed the delegation on the command's testing facilities and technologies ranging from the electromagnetic railgun to the hypervelocity projectile. Briefings on directed energy programs included a high energy laser demonstration. "NSWCDD has a rich history of collaboration with the UK that includes many topics from short term tasks all the way to a missile agreement established in 1963 that we continue to support here today," said Jed Ryan,  NSWCDD International Partnering Office lead. "Working together with our allies during the science and technology as well as the RDT&E (research, development, test and evaluation) phases can lead to many benefits such as program improvements, cost and time savings plus enhanced interoperability."  Standing (l. to r.) are NSWCDD Commanding Officer Capt. Brian Durant; UK Defense Attaché to the US, Maj. Gen. Richard Cripwell; UK Royal Navy Second Sea Lord Vice Adm. Jonathan Woodcock; Ryan; Lt Col. Carl Harris, staff officer to second sea lord; Cmdr. Ned Kelly, UK assistant naval attaché to the US; Lt. Cmdr.  Mick Deakin, Personnel Exchange Program U.K. naval officer assigned to NSWCDD; and Steve Waterworth, British defense staff officer.