Naval Energetic Systems and Technologies Program

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 (NWSC 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. The partner organizations will foster a collaboration among the engineers, researchers, and technologists at NSWC IHD and NAC’s 900+ members from industry and academia.


Technology Focus Areas:

  1. Energetics
  2. Energetics Manufacturing
  3. Energetic Systems
  4. Energetics and Energetic Systems Modeling
  5. Modeling Software and Coding
  6. Artillery Systems, including Naval Gun Systems
  7. Ammunition and Guns Ammunition
  8. Propellants
  9. Propulsion Systems
  10. Warheads
  11. Ordnance Disassembly and Related Technologies
  12. Improvised Explosive Device Detection, Defeat, and Exploitation
  13. Fuzing and Safe and Arm Systems
  14. Counter Unmanned Systems (CUxS)
  15. Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  16. Underwater Energetic Technologies
  17. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic Systems
  18. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Systems and Tools
  19. Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  20. Electromagnetic Radiation, Signals, Signal Processing, and Signal Capture
  21. Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN)
  22. Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation (PHS&T)


The NEST website is coming soon.