Technologies generated by SCRA-led maritime programs have generated transition rates of up to 80%.
Wide-spread industry adoption and use of these technologies to generate strong returns on Federal R&D investments.
SCRA's Applied R&D division leads:
The National Shipbuilding Research Program, which develops and applies technology to reduce the cost of building and maintaining Navy warships. NSRP is co-funded by the US Navy and the US shipbuilding industry. Projects are chosen in accordance with a strategic investment plan which SCRA helps develop with the program’s member shipyards and Navy sponsors. Solicitations for work are issued regularly to ensure the benefits of continuous competition. Learn more.
The Composites Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC), an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Center of Excellence developing composites technologies for Naval platforms. Composites are engineered materials made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties which remain separate and distinct on a macroscopic level within the finished structure. Learn more.
The Center for Naval Shipbuilding Technology (CNST), a Navy ManTech Center of Excellence, chartered by the Office of Naval Research to identify, develop and deploy, in U.S. shipyards, advanced manufacturing technologies that will reduce the cost and time to build and repair Navy ships. SCRA 's Applied R&D division manages CNST under a contract with the Office of Naval Research. Learn more.