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

Undersea Warfare Division

Tests and evaluates all undersea warfare systems, including submarine, surface and aviation anti-submarine warfare and mine warfare systems under the most operationally realistic conditions possible. From the Virginia SSN-774 Class Attack Submarine to the Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion (ARCI) sonar system, the Navy's dominance of undersea warfare is continually evolving. The division's main effort is to assist, through early involvement, in the acquisition process followed by proper tests and accurate evaluations to determine system performance and resulting capability.

Undersea Warfare Division Points of Contact

Director, Undersea Warfare Division - Code 40

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3331

Deputy Director, Undersea Warfare Division - Code 40B

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3295

Submarine ASW (Code 41)

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3013

Surface/Air ASW and MIW (Code 42)

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3342

The Submarine Warfare Team is responsible for operationally testing all anti-submarine warfare and related systems in support of acquisition milestone decisions.
Programs include:

  • Mk 48 Torpedo Advanced Capability (ADCAP) Program (MOD 6/ACOT)
  • Mk 48 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS)
  • AN/BQQ-10(V)(Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion (A-RCI)) (Formerly/BSY-1(V) ECP 1000)
  • TB-33 Thin Line Array (for ARCI ships)
  • TB-34 Fat Line Array (for ARCI ships)
  • Combat Systems (CSSC) (ECP4) (AN/BYG-1)
  • Mk 54 Lightweight Hybrid Torpedo (LWHT) Program
  • Low Cost Conformal Array

The Surface ASW Team is responsible for operationally testing of all Surface/Air anti-submarine warfare and Mine Warfare related systems in support of acquisition milestone decisions.
Programs include:

  • Surface Ship Torpedo Defense System
  • AN/SQQ-89 ASW Combat System Integration (ASWCS)
  • SURTASS Block Upgrade (Low Frequency Active Array,
    TL-29A Towed Array, and Integrated Common Processor)
  • Undersea Warfare Decision Support System (USW DSS)

Platforms (Code 43A)

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3821

C4I and Wires (Code 43B)

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3190

Platforms Team is responsible for operationally testing required mission capabilities of submarine war fighting platforms and related systems in support of acquisition milestone decisions.
Programs include:

  • Virginia Class Submarine (SSN 774)
  • Ohio Replacement Program

The Submarine C4I is responsible for planning and execution of Operational Test and Evaluation (OT &E) of submarine ashore and afloat command, control, communications, computer and intelligence (C4I) systems and related systems in support of acquisition milestone decisions.
Programs include:

  • Common Submarine Radio Room (CSRR)
  • Electronic Warfare Support (BLQ-10)
  • OE-538/BRC Antenna
  • Integrated Submarine Imaging System (ISIS)
  • Photonics Mast (AN/BVS-1)
  • Submarine High Data Rate Antenna (HDR)
  • Submarine Local Area Network (SubLAN)
  • Low Band Universal Communications System (LBUCS)
  • Submarine Voyage Management System (VMS)
  • KG-3X Cryptographic Modernization Program