Leaders


in Nuclear Reactor Design


At Naval Nuclear Laboratory, we develop advanced naval nuclear propulsion technology, ensuring the safety and reliability of our Navy's submarine and aircraft carrier Fleets. We are proud to work closely with the Navy, training the Sailors who operate our reactors.

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Propulsion Plant Design

Propulsion Plant Design

Design and deliver the next generation of nuclear powered aircraft carrier and submarine propulsion plants that enhance the military capability of the United States Navy while reducing acquisition and lifecycle costs. Evaluate and develop advanced design concepts that will improve the capability and affordability of future ship platforms.

Fleet Support

Fleet Support

Enable the nuclear powered aircraft carriers and submarines to maximize Fleet readiness and operational capability by providing design improvements and the engineering support necessary to keep the nuclear powered Fleet of aircraft carriers and submarines on station and mission ready.

Navy Training

Navy Training

Train and qualify officer and enlisted personnel to operate nuclear powered aircraft carriers and submarines. Develop state-of-the-art simulators, other training tools, and modern educational facilities to provide the highest quality training to future nuclear operators.

Spent Fuel Processing

Spent Fuel Processing

Support the final stages of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program's mission through transportation and processing spent nuclear fuel for packaging and safe long-term storage after it has been removed from aircraft carriers and submarines.

Technology Development

Technology Development

Develop and deliver innovative technologies using state-of-the-art analysis tools and world class test facilities to provide increasingly capable, reliable, and cost effective reactor plant systems and components. Maintaining expertise in key technology areas is an essential element of NNL's ability to provide timely Fleet support and innovative improvements to the next generation of reactor designs.