Strategic Systems Hardware Technical Capability

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Provides full spectrum life cycle scientific, engineering and management functions to design, develop, test, evaluate, and acquire safe, reliable, secure and effective hardware for Strategic Systems. Ensures the required Navy expertise is available to develop, acquire, field, and maintain a credible and reliable strategic deterrent in the areas of high reliability hardware (including radiation hardened electronics and small ordnance), security solutions for safeguarding personnel, property and material aboard ships and at shore installations (excluding expeditionary coastal and riverine facilities), and acoustic sensors and underwater cables (for assigned systems). Includes hardware for the Navy’s Strategic Weapon System (e.g. flight, launch, guidance, fire control, and navigation systems). Also includes security systems, sensor systems, and the logistics associated with operation of shipboard and ground-based strategic and deterrent facilities and systems.

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The Strategic Systems Hardware Complex is comprised of radiation hardness test capabilities for strategic weapons systems.  The facility provides full spectrum test and evaluation of high reliability radiation hardened parts.  The Acoustic Test Facility has unique ability to test underwater sensors at depth, pressure and temperature.

Specialized equipment includes a linear accelerator (LINAC); acoustic test tanks; and ordnance test cells.

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