NSWC Dahlgren, Va. – Naval reservists, scientists and engineers work in the Integrated Command Environment (ICE) Human Performance laboratory located at NSWC Dahlgren, Va. The ICE lab focuses on the Navy's evolving human performance and human systems integration (HSI) testing

A Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) is part of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) operated by the United States Navy. NAVSEA Warfare Centers supply the technical operations, people, technology, engineering services and products needed to equip and support the Fleet and meet the warfighter's needs. The Warfare Centers are the Navy's principal Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) assessment activity for surface ship and submarine systems and subsystems. Additionally, the Warfare Centers provide depot maintenance and In-Service Engineering support to ensure that the systems fielded today perform consistently and reliably in the future.

NSWC Crane "is the world's third-largest naval installation by geographic area and includes all of the roughly 320-hectare Lake Greenwood."[1]


NAVSEA currently operates eight Surface Warfare Centers:[2]

NAVSEA also operates two Undersea Warfare Centers:[2]

See also


  1. ^ "U.S. speeds up underwater testing of sub-launched hypersonics". Nikkei Asia. Retrieved 2024-03-21.
  2. ^ a b "Warfare Centers". navsea.navy.mil.

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