In September 2021, the Naval Energetic Systems and Technologies (NEST), a partnership between the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division and the National Armaments Consortium, released 56 statements of need for prototype munition technologies, including hypersonic weapons, different kinds of propellants, warheads, logistical equipment, and propulsion systems. More rounds of solicitations are planned every six months.
For the military, any advantage in weapons has a lot to do with energetics, the materials that explode and power projectiles. Recently the Navy awarded other transaction authority money to the National Armaments Consortium for the Naval Energetic Systems and Technology program.
The partnership between the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division and the National Armaments Consortium, called Naval Energetic Systems and Technologies, or NEST, released 57 statements of need on Wednesday for prototype projects. Consortium officials say the total value of the solicitations likely exceeds $100 million, with more rounds planned every four months.
The Navy is energetically pursuing the field of energetics – an emerging type of weapons that don’t necessarily use gunpowder but they might.
The agreement to develop a new Naval Energetic Systems and Technologies Program covers 20 categories, like naval gun systems, warheads, propellants, propulsion systems, ordnance disposal and simulation in all the environments in which the Navy and Marine Corps operate.
ATI, NAC partner with Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head to tackle the Department of Navy’s energetics challenges
The NEST Program is a collaboration executed under an Other Transaction Agreement with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division.