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Naval Air Warfare Center - Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD)

Service or Branch: Navy

Location: Orlando, FL


STEM Fields: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Information Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research, Physics

Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) is the Navy's source for a full range of innovative products and services that provide complete training solutions. This includes requirements analysis, design, development and full life cycle support. Of significance is NAWCTSD's ability to provide continuous learning across a wide variety of applications (aviation, surface, undersea, etc.). NAWCTSD integrates the science of learning with performance-based training and measurement of training effectiveness focused on improving the performance of Sailors and Marines. We continually engage the warfighter to understand challenges, solve problems, create new capabilities and provide essential support.

At NAWCTSD, we have an exceptionally skilled military and civilian acquisition, research and development workforce, that along with our advanced laboratories comprise a center of excellence that produces leading-edge advances in training systems and human performance. NAWCTSD employs more than 1,000 personnel at our location in Orlando’s Central Florida Research Park and at more than 30 field sites supporting the fleet.

Our site in Central Florida gives us the advantage of co-location with other military acquisition, research and development organizations, the University of Central Florida, and close proximity to the center of the simulation-based entertainment industry.

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