Since 1956, at the direct request of the Navy's Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, our employees have successfully supported our nation's fleet and Sailors in various aspects of the design, development, and continuing support of Naval Nuclear Propulsion equipment—a vital part of our nation's defense. We work with our many partners to deliver and maintain safe, reliable, and cost-effective products that ensure the long-term viability of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP).
The NNPP comprises the military and civilian personnel who design, build, operate, maintain, and manage the nuclear-powered ships and the many facilities that support the U.S. nuclear-powered naval fleet. The Program has cradle-to-grave responsibility for all naval nuclear propulsion matters, and elements include:
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USS Enterprise (CVN-65), the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier