Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division
Panama City, FL

Overview: One of the Navy’s premier research
organizations, NSWC Panama City is responsible
for support for mission areas within the coastal
environment, including mine warfare, amphibious
warfare, special warfare, and diving systems. It’s one
of the major research, development, test and
evaluation laboratories of the U.S. Navy and boasts
a wide base of expertise in engineering and
scientific disciplines.

Location: Panama City, FL

Branch: Navy

Established: 1945

Size: 669 acres

Plant Replacement Value: $450.1 million*

Mission: The Navy's principal organization
responsible for RDT&E for missions that take
place in the coastal region. Located along St.
Andrew Bay in Panama City with direct, deep-water
access to the Gulf of Mexico, it conducts research,
development, test and evaluation, in-service support
of mine warfare systems, mines, naval special
warfare systems, diving and life support systems,
amphibious/expeditionary maneuver warfare
systems and other missions that occur in coastal
(littoral) regions. Among other things, it’s a
technical leader in unmanned systems in the
integration and application to littoral warfare
missions. By virtue of its geographical 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.

Units: Navy Experimental Diving Unit; Navy
Diving and Salvage Training Center; Center for
Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving.

Contact: Public Affairs

Phone: 850-230-7400


*DoD Base Structure Report FY 2011
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