NS Newport Community
Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC)
1176 Howell St.
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center was established Jan. 2, 1992, and is the Navy’s full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support center for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, and offensive and defensive weapons systems associated with undersea warfare. There are two major divisions of the warfare center: Division Newport and Division Keyport, in Keyport, Washington. The command employs approximately 4,600 civilian and military personnel worldwide and has a budget of nearly $2 billion. NUWC consists of more than 1,600 acres of government-owned or leased property and 7.8 million square feet of building space. In addition to its two main sites at Newport and Keyport, NUWC includes subordinate command Naval Sea Logistics Center at Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and several operating sites across North America, from Andros Island, Bahamas, to Dresden, New York, and from San Diego to Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport
1176 Howell St.
NUWC Division Newport is one of the two divisions of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. The command was established Jan. 2, 1992, by consolidation of the Naval Underwater Systems Center; Trident Command and Control Systems Maintenance Activity, Newport; and Naval Sea Combat Systems Engineering Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
NUWC Division Newport detachments include the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center facilities at Andros Island, Bahamas, and West Palm Beach, Florida. Remote test facilities are at Dresden, New York; Leesburg, Florida; and East Lyme, Connecticut.
In carrying out its mission, NUWC Division Newport provides research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, analysis and assessment, and fleet support capabilities for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, and offensive and defensive undersea weapon systems, and is a steward of existing and emerging technologies in support of undersea warfare.
NUWC Division Newport is responsible, start to finish, for all aspects of systems under its charter and is engaged in efforts ranging from participation in fundamental research to the support of evolving operational capabilities in the U.S. Navy fleet. The major thrust of NUWC Division Newport’s activities is applied research and system development.
NUWC Division Newport has an uninterrupted lineage dating back to 1869 and the establishment of the Naval Torpedo Station on Goat Island, Newport — the Navy’s earliest dedicated research facility. Today, the command is a world-recognized leader for research in submarine combat control and acoustics systems, imaging and communications systems, submarine weapon and launcher systems, submarine and surface ship sonar systems, undersea ranges and test programs.