Naval Surface Warfare Center

The Dahlgren Laboratory grew from a tiny proving ground for testing naval guns into one of the largest research and development (R& D) centers in the United States. The future promises to be highlighted by even greater achievements as Dahlgren Division continues its tradition of excellence in support of its mission: To provide research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support for surface warfare systems, surface ship combat systems, strategic systems, ordnance, mines, amphibious warfare systems, mine countermeasures, and special warfare systems.