Naval Undersea Warfare Center - Keyport (Keyport, WA)

Naval Undersea Warfare Center - Keyport

Program Dates: TBD

You must be 16 years or older and a U.S. citizen in order to participate at this laboratory. Dual citizens are not eligible to participate.


NUWC Division Keyport provides advanced technical capabilities for test and evaluation (T&E), in-service engineering, maintenance and industrial base support, fleet material readiness, logistics support, contracting and acquisition support, and obsolescence management for undersea warfare.  We are a global network of people, facilities, and capabilities, united in all we do by a culture of innovation and a common purpose: to expand America’s dominance in the undersea domain.

We deliver innovative solutions to support the warfighter of today and tomorrow.  Our primary means of support fall into these key areas of expertise:

System Acceptance and Operational Readiness provides undersea warfare T&E and research and development (R&D) testing for torpedoes, and unmanned underwater vehicles of all shapes and sizes as well as failure analysis and environmental testing of those vehicles.

In-Service Engineering Integrated Logistics Support provides life-cycle support of Fleet deployed systems. This includes engineering and logistics for products, services, and processes introduced into the Fleet. We focus on increased system capability, reliability, effectiveness, efficiency, availability and ease of maintenance, with the goal of reducing the Navy’s cost of ownership and operation. As part of this role, NUWC Keyport has extensive roles in providing information assurance of critical naval computer systems.

Maintenance Engineering & Industrial Operations exploits leading-edge industrial technology and custom engineered solutions to mitigate the effects of obsolescence, improve reliability, and support the R&D community in prototype development and testing. Keyport provides reverse engineering, depot repair, and prototyping & fabrication technologies and boasts extensive capabilities in additive manufacturing, 3-D printing, sand casting, laser cladding, plasma spray, and cold spray.

Research projects that our former SEAP students have participated in have included collaborating with other SEAPs and NREIPs for the development and evaluation of a virtual reality control interface and a low-cost ROV testing platform.