Leaders in nuclear reactor design
Naval Nuclear Laboratory develops advanced naval nuclear propulsion technology, for the safety and reliability of our Navy’s submarine and aircraft carrier Fleets. We train the Sailors who operate our reactors.Our Story
Propulsion Plant Design
Deliver the most advanced, capable submarine and aircraft carrier nuclear propulsion plants in the world.
Innovate and leverage state-of-the-art technologies and test facilities to deliver enhanced capabilities and timely support to the existing fleet, meet aggressive performance and cost requirements for future ships, and maintain the U.S. Navy's maritime preeminence.
Spent Fuel Processing
Support the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program’s mission through transportation & processing spent nuclear fuel for packaging and safe storage after removal from the Fleet.
Maximize Fleet readiness & operational capability, through design improvements and engineering support that keep the nuclear powered Fleet on station and mission ready.
Qualify staff to operate nuclear powered aircraft carriers & submarines. Develop state-of-the-art simulators, training tools, and modern educational facilities.
Our Innovation in Action