Naval Weapons

Navy League 2017: USN seeks energetics 'renaissance' for naval weapons

06 April 2017

Key Points

  • USN encouraging renewed focus on the health and development of EMS
  • NSWC IHEODTD is developing a roadmap and stakeholder engagement campaign

The US Navy (USN) is seeking to develop a renaissance in energetics through the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (IHEODTD) mission to research, develop, test, evaluate, manufacture, and provide in-service support of energetic materials and energetic systems (EMS).

Energetics include propellants, explosives, fuels, pyrotechnics, warheads, rocket motors, munitions, and other reactive material used in naval weapons across all domains.

Threats are growing and getting more complex, Ashley Johnson, technical director of the NSWC IHEODTD, explained to the annual Navy League conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on 5 April 2017.

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