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Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center at Waldorf
Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center
3767 Strauss Ave #113, Indian Head, Maryland, 20640 | 301-744-6505
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Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center

This US military installation along the Potomac River features a state-of-the-art lab and is the leader in energetics research for testing and deployment. Working with the Department of Defense, this base specializes in the development and engineering of key weapons systems, explosives and rockets for the United States military. The work force includes expert scientists, engineers and technicians developing projects for all branches of the military. Three-quarters of all explosives deployed in U.S. weapons were developed at the NSWC Indian Head facility. If you have meetings at the base, our Waldorf, MD hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a business center close to Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center.


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 Open only to those with special access


  • Government Contractor Meetings
  • Job Interviews
  • Technology Conferences


  • Navy Research
  • Weapon Systems
  • Engineering
  • Career Opportunities
  • Energetics Testing


  • What is the history of the Warfare Center?

    This research and development facility has a history that stretches back to the 1890s. As the US Navy expanded, they realized the need for new centers to work on important weapons technology as the field rapidly changed. Today Indian Head is a leader in cutting-edge technology.
  • Are cell phones allowed?

    If you have government business at Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center, there are a few rules you need to know before visiting, and you must have proper clearance. Cell phones are allowed, except for offices and rooms where classified information is present. 

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