Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC)
Navy's full-spectrum center for offensive and defensive weapons systems associated with undersea warfare
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), officially established on 2 January 1992, 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 this Warfare Center -- Division Newport located in Newport, Rhode Island, and Division Keyport located in Keyport, Washington.
NUWC was formed by consolidating the Naval Underwater Systems Center, Newport, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station, Keyport. From a high of over 8000 personnel on board in 1992, NUWC has downsized dramatically during the remainder of the decade. At the end of Fiscal Year 2003, our employment rolls worldwide consisted of more than 4400 civilian and military personnel, with command funding in excess of $1 billion.
In addition to its two main sites at Newport and Keyport, NUWC has several detachments and field activities geographically spread across North America and the Pacific Basin: from Andros Island, Bahamas, to Lualualei, Hawaii, and from San Diego, California, to Nanoose, British Columbia.
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