Chapter 10

NRaD (Now SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific)

Case Study


The Navy R&D Center San Diego is now known as Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific). It is the U.S. Navy’s research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support center for command, control, and communication systems, and ocean surveillance. It occupies a portion of the Point Loma peninsula in San Diego.

SSC Pacific was established June 1, 1940, as the Navy’s first West Coast laboratory. Today, the Center spends roughly $1.8 billion per year and employs more than 3,800 civilian and military personnel, the majority of them engineers, scientists, and technicians. SSC Pacific is responsible for developing technology to collect, ...

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