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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.

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Propulsion Plant Design

Deliver the most advanced, capable submarine and aircraft carrier nuclear propulsion plants in the world.

Technology Development

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.

Fleet Support

Maximize Fleet readiness & operational capability, through design improvements and engineering support that keep the nuclear powered Fleet on station and mission ready.

Navy Training

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

Additive Manufacturing


M-290 Innovation


Rapid Prototyping


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