Naval Energetic Systems and Technologies Providing innovative technological solutions to address security threats in the surface, subsurface, air, ground, littoral and expeditionary environments Learn More NEST represents new NSWC IHD R&D OPPORTUNITIES open to industry and academia. Learn How to Join Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division Chemical Material and Analysis Branch scientist Keshia Capers places sample vial into an auto sampler tray for instrumental analysis, March 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Matthew Poynor/RELEASED) TECHNOLOGY AREAS Multi-function Materials, Cyber, Big Data Analytics, Directed Energy Science, Sensor Systems, Electromagne Autonomous & Unmanned Systems, Digital Engineering encompass a wide range of complex naval warfare systems across a broad range of systems-related areas & disciplines. View All Technology Areas

The Naval Energetic Systems and Technologies (NEST), in partnership with the National Armaments Consortium (NAC), is a national collaboration supporting the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) to address the most significant energetics and explosive ordnance disposal challenges facing the Navy, the Marine Corps, Department of Defense, and the Nation.

The NEST seeks to bring state-of-the-art technologies to bear in support of enhanced warfighter capabilities for the entire Department of Defense in multiple environments.
The partner organizations will foster a collaboration among the Government engineers, researchers, and technologists and NAC’s 900+ members from industry and academia.
The NEST enables rapid research, access to innovative commercial solutions for defense requirements, and innovations from industry, academia and non-traditionals.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) in partnership with the NAC has established the Naval Energetic Systems and Technologies (NEST) OTA. NAC members will have access to opportunities focused on rapid development and research of energetics and explosive ordnance disposal technologies to provide state-of-the-art capabilities to our warfighters.

WHO CAN JOIN

Companies that are part of the U.S. Defense Industrial Base as well as new and emerging non-traditional defense contractors are encouraged to join the NAC and participate in federally-funded R&D projects.

  • Traditional Contractors
  • Non-traditionals (Companies that don’t typically participate in federal R&D)
  • Academia