Naval Surface Warfare Center/Combatant Craft Division

Naval Surface Warfare Center/Combatant Craft Division

Only U.S. citizens will be considered for positions at this lab. No Dual Citizens will be considered for this facility.

The Combatant Craft Division (CCD) provides total systems engineering support for all types of manned and unmanned combatant craft, boats, and advanced marine vehicles. This includes full spectrum and full life cycle engineering, research and development, concept feasibility, design, test and evaluation, and integrated logistic support.

Full Spectrum Support: 

•Naval Architecture

•Design and Engineering



•Human System Integration

•Test and Evaluation


•Life Cycle Management

•Industrial Support

Full Life Cycle:

•Research and Development


•Acquisition and Contracting




•Operational Support

•Refurbishment and Modification

For almost 50 years, the Combatant Craft Division has built a reputation for excellence, quality, and responsive service. We support the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Naval Special Warfare, Air Force, Coast Guard, and other Department of Defense (DoD) and non-DoD activities, including private industry. We support approximately 13,500 boats, craft, and life rafts around the globe. Our technical staff is comprised of recognized Naval Architects, Engineers, Scientists, Logisticians, and Technicians, with an average of 15 years of craft and associated systems experience.


CCD's main administrative and engineering offices are located at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story, Virginia. CCD conducts waterfront operations in support of engineering, test and evaluation, demonstration and in-service (fielded) watercraft from a facility at Naval Station Norfolk, VA. Together, these facilities provide integration of all watercraft design, engineering, and test and evaluation functions in one geographical area (Hampton Roads, VA) enabling a specialized design and test center with optimal test and evaluation conditions, and near its primary military clients, enabling rapid fleet interface.

We are always looking for bright, motivated Naval Architects, Engineers, and Scientists to help us deliver innovative and creative technical solutions.  Summer interns are provided the opportunity to participate in meaningful technical research, development, test and evaluation to solve real world fleet issues.  CCD is located in Tidewater, Virginia near the Atlantic Ocean, just minutes from the Virginia Beach oceanfront.