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Advanced Naval Platforms

The Advanced Naval Platforms Division is responsible for research programs advancing hull, mechanical and electrical systems, as well as the National Naval Responsibility in Naval Engineering. It provides options for advanced power systems aboard ship (e.g., alternative fuels; shipboard fuel cells, energy storage, distribution), signatures control for surface and subsurface vessels, structural reliability and lifecycle management, hydrodynamics stability/efficiency, advanced propulsors, and metamaterials and thermal management.

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Naval Materials

The Naval Materials Division supports basic and applied research and advanced development in the physical sciences and engineering, materials and processing, and environmental quality that enable enhanced performance, affordability and reliability for future and legacy Navy and Marine Corps systems and platforms.

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Sea Platforms and Weapons


The Sea Platforms and Weapons Division manages the development and transition of advanced technology for Unmanned Vehicle (UxV) power and energy systems, submarine design, sea platform total ownership cost reduction, small surface craft/USSVs and autonomy, undersea weaponry, and naval platform payloads.

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