Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport
Newport is home of the headquarters of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), one of four Navy centers engaged in research, development, testing, and evaluation of weapons and other systems related to naval warfare. Most of NUWC's work is related to submarine-based systems, such as torpedoes. Other NUWC locations are in Keyport, WA; New London, CT; Andros Island, Bahamas; and West Palm Beach, FL. More than 7,000 people are employed at the two major NUWC locations, here and at Keyport, WA. The NUWC annual budget is over one billion dollars. NUWC Newport is on the north end of a large Navy Complex on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay, which includes the Naval Education and Training Center, which employs over 7,000 people and includes facilities such as the prestigious Naval War College.