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Naval Surface Warfare Center - Panama City Division (NSWC PCD)

Service or Branch: Navy

Location: Panama City, FL

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The mission of NSWC Panama City Division is to conduct research and development, test and evaluate, provide in-service support of mine warfare systems, mines, naval special warfare systems, diving and life support systems, develop amphibious/expeditionary maneuver warfare systems, and conduct other missions that occur primarily in coastal (littoral) regions and to execute other responsibilities as assigned by the commander of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Located on St. Andrew Bay in Panama City, Florida, NSWC PCD is the Navy's principal organization responsible for RDT&E in its mission areas and other missions that take place in the coastal region. By virtue of its geographic location on the Gulf of Mexico and the Department of Defense's Joint Gulf Test Range, and coupled with its recognized mission areas and technical expertise, the Division is a leading contributor in developing, fielding, and testing Joint expeditionary and coastal operations systems in the littoral environment.

The Division also provides the RDT&E and implementation of unmanned systems payloads on (1) Off-the-shelf or existing non-developmental unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) with limited modifications; (2) Developmental or existing unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs); (3) Non-developmental (lightweight tactical) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in support of the following missions: Mine Warfare, Amphibious Warfare, Near Surface Warfare (NSW), Diving and Life Support, Underwater Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), ISR supporting NSW, and other missions in the Littoral and Riverine environments.