Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head
NSWC Indian Head is located in Charles County, MD. It's just shy of an hour from Annapolis, and about 45 minutes from DC. The installation is on a peninsula surrounded by the Potomac River and the Mattawoman Creek. The base began as a naval proving ground in World War I, and is now one of NAVSEA Warfare Center's nine divisions. NSWC Indian Head employs almost 2,000 workers, including a high percentage of scientists and Ph.D. experts. The base is the Navy's lead technical authority in the U.S., responsible for the development of 75% of the explosives used in U.S. weapons.
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