Made in the 1970s, IN SUPPORT OF THE FLEET is a U.S. Navy film about the Surface Warfare Center, a naval laboratory that delivers technology and hardware for the Navy. The SWC was created from the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in White Oak, Maryland and the Naval Weapons Laboratory in Dahlgren, Virginia. The film features images of the various work begin conducted, including with ordnance, weapons, computers, surface ship weapon systems. The EX-105, a guided projectile, is seen at the 3 minute mark hitting a test target. Another guided missile, the EX-106 is seen at the 4 minute mark. The laser-guided EX-85 is seen at the 4:30 mark, along with a Marine Corps. 8-inch howitzer. A patrol craft / hydrofoil is seen at the 4:50 mark. Various naval artillery is seen at the 5 minute mark, including the land-based test site known as the Potomac Test Range. The Dahlgren facility is seen at the 6 minute mark, and various air-launched missiles seen including structural penetrator weapons at the 7 minute mark. Air-dropped mines are seen at the 8 minute mark, including dropping by an A-6 Intruder. A torpedo strike is seen at the 9:32 mark, with a ship being torn in half and sinking in a full scale weapons test. At the 9:30 mark, strategic launched missiles are seen including the support systems for the SSBN Polaris submarines and Trident submarines. A hypervelocity wind tunnel is seen at the 11:30 mark to test re-entry bodies.
A Naval Surface Warfare Center is part of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) operated by the United States Navy. NAVSEA Warfare Centers supply the technical operations, people, technology, engineering services and products needed to equip and support the Fleet and meet the warfighter's needs. The Warfare Centers are the Navy's principal Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) assessment activity for surface ship and submarine systems and subsystems. Additionally, the Warfare Centers provide depot maintenance and In-Service Engineering support to ensure that the systems fielded today perform consistently and reliably in the future.
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com