2017 Joint Undersea Warfare Technology Spring Conference

Undersea Warfare image Undersea Warfare
  • 4/24/2017 - 4/26/2017
  • Admiral Kidd Conference Center
    33050 Acoustic Ave
    San Diego,  California  92136
  • Theme : Leveraging the USW Force for Undersea Superiority; Sea Floor to Space, Deep Water to the Littorals, and Across the Electromagnetic Spectrum
    Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 7260


The next annual Joint Undersea Warfare Technology Spring Conference will be held April 24-26, 2017 at the Admiral Kidd Conference Center at Naval Base Pt. Loma.

This is a classified SECRET NOFORN, not for attribution, venue with the opportunity for attendees to hear from senior Navy leadership about the Navy’s operational and programmatic experience with USW.  Presentations at that level are encouraged.

The NDIA USW Conferences are one of the few opportunities industry has to learn about what is working and what is not working in USW, what the Navy needs help with and how and when industry may contribute to future initiatives.

Areas of focus include, but not limited to:

  • Identifying issues in the USW arena that need to be solved (capability gaps) to improve future robustness of US capability, with accompanying operational vignettes help provide clarity.
  • Current and future opportunities for industry partners to make a difference in responding to new challenges and solicitations.
  • Describing the fiscal situation and where there will and won’t be money for good ideas and implementations.

The payback for the Navy is a better alignment of intellectual and industrial capital with Navy needs and initiatives.  The principal vehicle for focusing such capital is through company IR&D efforts, which are most often aligned with the tough nuts that are identified in such forums as the Spring Conference or contained in solicitations.  This is true whether those challenges are technological, integration, production, or just life cycle cost reduction. 

The conference theme, "Leveraging the USW Force for undersea superiority: sea floor to space, deep water to the littorals, and across the electromagnetic spectrum“ refers to the broad challenges that confront the Navy and its ability to leverage the USW Force to establish and maintain undersea superiority as measured by any relevant metric.  Whether speaking of geographical location or nature or extent of the threat, what must the U.S. Navy do to dominate when multi-faceted challenges present themselves.

This conference is classified Secret U.S. Only. There are no exhibits at this event.



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NUWC Point of Contacts:



Kimberly Williams
(703) 247-2578