Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Forces
CHINA LAKE US NORFOLK US GREENWICH UK (GMT) KABUL AF TOKYO JP
 

Surface Warfare Division

The Surface Warfare Division of OPTEVFOR is responsible for the planning and execution of operational test and evaluation of U. S. Navy surface ships and associated engineering, auxiliary, combat systems, and systems developed for the U. S. Coast Guard. Systems undergoing operational test and evaluation encompass all facets of surface warfare. Surface Warfare Division is also responsible for overarching coordination of the command's participation in the Air Warfare Ship Self Defense (AW SSD) T&E Enterprise, for which specific responsibilities include:


  • Direct coordination of command-wide (50, 60, and 70 Division) inputs to the Capstone AW SSD Enterprise TEMP
  • Co-chair of AW SSD T&E Enterprise Test Planning and Execution and related modeling and simulation (M&S) working groups
  • Command's principal representative for all Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) and Probability of Raid Annihilation (PRA) test bed related issues
  • Analytic and M&S support
  • Testing and accreditation of various simulations and targets such as Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) AW SSD T&E Enterprise, ZGQM-173 MSST, GQM-163A and Subsonic Aerial Target

Division Points of Contact

Director, Surface Warfare Division - Code 70

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3371

Deputy Director, Surface Warfare Division - Code 70B

(757) 282-5546 Ext.3185

Air Warfare Ship Self Defense T&E Enterprise - Code 70B2

(757)282-5546 Ext. 3016

Combat Systems Section - Code 71

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3241

Weapons and Sensors - Code 72

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3800

The Combat Systems Section is responsible for planning and executing Operational Test and Evaluation of U. S. Navy Medium and Long Range Air and Ballistic Missile Defense Systems and Short Range Air and Surface Defense systems.
Programs include:

  • Aegis Enterprise (Aegis Modernization)
  • Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (ABMD)
  • Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS)
  • AN/SPY-1D(V) Radar
  • Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC)
  • Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP)
  • Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM)
  • STANDARD Missile-2 Block IIIB (SM-2 BLK IIIB)
  • STANDARD Missile-6 (SM-6) / Extended Range Active Missile (ERAM)

The Weapons and Sensors Section of OPTEVFOR is responsible for planning and executing Operational Test and Evaluation of U. S. Navy shipboard weapon systems and sensors and ship-launched strike weapons.
Programs Include:

  • AN/SPQ-9B Radar
  • Close-In Weapon System (CIWS)
  • Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM)
  • SeaRAM
  • AN/SPS-74 Periscope Detection Radar
  • Shipboard Protection System (SPS)
  • Tactical Tomahawk Weapon System (TTWS)
  • Joint Multiple Effects Warhead System (JMEWS)
  • Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS)
  • Naval Fire Support Controls, Guns, Projectiles, & Fuzes
  • Air and Missile Defense Radar

Platforms - Code 73

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3259

U. S. Coast Guard Section - Code 74

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3023

The Platforms Section is responsible for planning and executing Operational Test and Evaluation of U. S. Navy surface combatants, amphibious warfare ships, strategic sealift ships and USNS auxiliary vessels.
Programs include:

  • Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)
  • Zumwalt Class Destroyer (DDG 1000)
  • Amphibious Transport Dock (LPD 17)
  • Amphibious Assault Ship Replacement (LHA (R))
  • Ship to Shore Connector (SSC)
  • Mobile Landing Platform (MLP)
  • Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV)
  • Dry Cargo and Ammunition Ship (T-AKE)
  • Fleet Replenishment Oiler (T-AO(X))
  • Cobra Judy Replacement (CJR)

The U.S. Coast Guard Section of OPTEVFOR is responsible for planning and executing Operational Test and Evaluation of U. S. Coast Guard surface, aviation, command and control, and logistics assets.
Programs include:

  • National Security Cutter (NSC)
  • Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC)
  • Sentinel Class (FRC)
  • MH-65 Short Range Recovery (SRR)
  • MH-60T Medium Range Recovery (MRR)
  • HC-144A Medium Range Surveillance Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MRS MPA)
  • HC-130H Long Range Surveillance Maritime Patrol Aircraft (LRS MPA)
  • HC-130J Long Range Surveillance Maritime Patrol Aircraft (LRS MPA)
  • Coast Guard - Logistics Information Management System (CG-LIMS)
  • Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR)
  • Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS)
  • Interagency Operations Centers (IOC)

Ballistic Missile Defense - Code 75

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3427

The Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Section is responsible for planning and executing Operational Test and Evaluation of U. S. Navy Medium and Long Range Air and Ballistic Missile Defense Systems.
Programs include:

  • Aegis BMD Baseline 3.6
  • Aegis BMD Baseline 4.0
  • Aegis BMD Baseline 5.0
  • Aegis BMD Baseline 5.1
  • Aegis Ashore
  • STANDARD Missile-3 Block IB and IIA
  • Maritime Integrated Air and Missile Defense Planning System (MIPS)