NDIA’s Undersea Warfare Division fosters the exchange between government and industry of technical information and expansion of research and development in areas related to undersea warfare. To this end, the division furthers communication by providing a variety of ways for government and industry to work together to solve problems, identify affordable solutions and meet specific requirements. The group also supports both government and industry with advice on undersea warfare policies and acquisition planning.


The division strives to:

  • Focus on critical undersea warfare areas related to the development, production, testing and logistic support of underwater combat systems including mines, torpedoes, manned and unmanned underwater vehicles, countermeasures, sensors, weapon control and handling equipment; and the integration of systems aboard aircraft, ships and submarines.
  • Provide periodic forums for government, academia and industry personnel at all levels to exchange information and views as they seek solutions to undersea warfare problems.
  • Conduct studies and prepare reports in response to requests from the U.S. Navy to recommend solutions to specific problems or issues related to undersea warfare.

In Memoriam

Mike JanickThe Undersea Warfare Division sadly notes the passing of Mike Janik on August 3rd, 2020.

Mike was a passionate leader, role model, and outstanding expert in the undersea technology community.  He was a long-time contributor to the work of the Division.  A consummate professional, he selflessly served as the technical chair of the Undersea Sensors section.  Mike was considered by all to be a mentor and guide in a world of complex systems and rapidly changing technology.  Friendly, engaging, magnanimous and focused on excellence, he will be sorely missed.

Further information is available here.

Topics: Undersea Warfare

NDIA Contact

For more information about this Division, please contact:

Ms. Meredith Mangas
Associate Director in Meetings, Events and Business Partnerships
Phone: (703) 247-9467
E-mail: mmangas@NDIA.org
Mr. Dave Chesebrough
Vice President, Program Development - AFEI
Phone: 703-247-2597
E-mail: dchesebrough@ndia.org

Division Contact

Mr. Mike Cortese
General Dynamics Electric Boat
E-mail: mcortese@gdeb.com
Mr. Rick Breckenridge
Vice Chair
Northrop Grumman Corporation
E-mail: rick.breckenridge@ngc.com

Policy Contact

For policy-related or congressional inquiries, please contact:

Mr. Wesley Hallman
Senior Vice President for Policy
Phone: (703) 247-2595
E-mail: whallman@NDIA.org