NSWC Dahlgren Division PEVS Pilot Program

What would you do to protect your home from threats? Determining external threat vulnerabilities and effective and affordable security measures come to mind, with the objective being to prevent or neutralize the threat while minimizing harm or damage. Along the same lines, personnel tasked with protecting government areas and military bases deploy various security enforcements, which aid in deterring and…

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NSWCDD Stands Up High Powered Microwave Division

Under the Directed Energy (DE) umbrella, there are two significant areas of interest: high-energy laser and high-power microwave (HPM) weapon systems. At Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), the growing demand from the operational community for novel DE weapon systems resulted in a corresponding growth in NSWCDD’s technical capability in this area. During a recent reorganization of the Integrated…

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NSWCDD Engineers Adapt Commercial Equipment

How do you simulate challenging, stormy seas when testing a new weapon system? Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) engineers found an effective solution in a less-than-obvious piece of technology – a motion base designed for flight simulators and theme park rides. “The idea is to try to simulate these low-frequency, large-displacement and large-rotation environments,” said Test and Evaluation…

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NSWCDD Engineers Expand to Impact Navy Vertical Launch System Capabilities

April 23, 2021 – Scientists and engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) are developing and delivering upgrades to the Navy’s Vertical Launch Systems (VLS), improving the fleet’s anti-air, ship self-defense, ballistic missile defense and land attack capabilities despite the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s more, NSWCDD hired new software and test engineers to support the continuous increase in VLS…

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