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 government engineers, researchers, and technologists and the National Armament Consortium’s (NAC) 900+ members from industry and academia.


Energetics Manufacturing,

Energetic Systems,

Artillery Systems, including Naval Gun Systems,

Ammunition and Guns Ammunition,


Propulsion Systems,


11.Disassembly and Related Technologies,

Improvised Explosive Device Detection, Defeat, and Exploitation,

Fuzing and Safe and Arm Systems,

Counter Unmanned Systems (CUxS),

Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems (MEMS),

Underwater Energetic Technologies,

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic Systems,

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Systems and Tools,

Explosive Ordnance Disposal,

Electromagnetic Radiation, Signals, Signal Processing, and Signal Capture,

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN),

Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation (PHS&T),

Energetics and Energetic Systems Modeling,

Modeling Software and Coding,

Our Collaborations