The Naval Energetic Systems and Technologies (NEST) Program is a collaboration executed under an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) to address the most significant energetics-related challenges facing our nation.  This program is critical in enabling the Navy, Marine Corps and the entire Department of Defense to address current and future security threats in the surface, subsurface, air, ground, littoral and expeditionary environments.

NEST offers federally-funded research and business opportunities for large and small companies and academia, especially small and emerging companies that have not traditionally worked with the government in the past. Upcoming solicitations will encompass a wide range of programs and technology areas, including:

  • Energetics
  • Energetics Manufacturing
  • Energetic Systems
  • Energetics and Energetic Systems Modelling
  • Modelling Software and Coding
  • Artillery Systems, including Naval Gun Systems
  • Ammunition and Guns Ammunition
  • Propellants
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Warheads
  • Ordnance Disassembly and Related Technologies
  • Improvised Explosive Device Detection, Defeat and Exploitation
  • Fuzing and Safe and Arm Systems
  • Counter Unmanned Systems (CUxS)
  • Microelectricalmechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Underwater Energetic Technologies
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic Systems
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Systems and Tools
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Electromagnetic Radiation, Signals, Signal Processing and Signal Capture
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN)
  • Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation (PHS&T)
  • Other

U.S.-based small and large businesses, academic institutions, and nonprofits from these and related technology areas are invited to join.