WALLOPS ISLAND (NNS) -- Assistant Secretary of the Navy (ASN), Research, Development and Acquisition (RD&A), James Geurts visited Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC) July 10 to tour Wallops Island facilities, and to signify SCSC’s role in the Department of Defense (DoD) mission.
ASN(RD&A) Geurts met with Navy leadership and their federal partners including National Aeronautics Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. During his visit, he toured the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airfield, a $5.8 million facility which was funded through the State of Virginia and supports several critical DoD and Navy missions and projects. He also toured the Engineering Towers and Sensors Site that holds the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar and the Navy’s AEGIS Engineering and Training Complex where he had lunch with Sailors and civilians working at SCSC before viewing SCSC’s state of the art Operations Control Center and the Navy’s latest Combat Information Center.
“The focus on delivering lethal capabilities and providing support to our interagency partners and other services is impressive,” said Geurts. “The small but powerful Wallops military and civilian team is playing a critical role in support to our nation and testing what we deliver to the Fleet - and they are doing it with a sense of urgency. This Wallops workforce includes not only some of our nation’s brightest Sailors and engineers but because of their talent they are major contributors to making our Navy a diverse team, able to move to the next level.”
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