Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) and hosted an All Hands call to address Navy civilian employees, including scientists and engineers largely responsible for designing fleet ships and ship systems, Aug. 19.
During his visit, Greenert met with NSWCCD leadership, Commanding Officer Capt. Richard Blank and NSWCCD Technical Director Dr. Tim Arcano.
Greenert spoke one-on-one with NSWCCD’s scientists and engineers, touring facilities which included the 3,200 foot-long David Taylor Model Basin (DTMB). The DTMB contains three separate basins that have wave making capability as well as a carriage that has the capacity to move ship models through the water at speeds of up to 50 knots.
Greenert also watched a demonstration in the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Maneuvering and Seakeeping (MASK) wavemaker facility.
“Technology is moving fast, and some of that technology is being grabbed and put into military systems,” said Greenert.
The highlight of the CNOs visit was an All Hands Call he hosted with NSWCCD employees. During the call, Greenert received questions from the audience and discussed topics such as the littoral combat ship (LCS), the new America class amphibious assault ship, the joint high speed vessel (JHSV), and the DDG 1000 program, whose model is currently being tested in the MASK wavemaker facility.