USA: The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD), a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), has held a ground-breaking ceremony for the Littoral Warfare Systems Facility.
‘The site will include a state-of-the-art facility, specially designed to support the research, development, testing, evaluation, acquisition support, integration and certification of littoral warfare systems. It will allow NSWC PCD to consolidate work under one roof that is now being performed in facilities spread throughout the base. LWSF also will be a centre of excellence for research, development and integration of existing and future adaptive force packages. These modular and deployable packages will provide warfighting capability to non-traditional and unconventional maritime platforms within the Navy’s global maritime partnerships. The project is expected to be completed by November 29, 2009.