About NSWC Panama City, FL
Located in Panama City, Florida, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City is the research and development arm of Naval Support Activity Panama City, or NSA PC, a military base. NSWC Panama City is part of the Naval Sea Systems Command of Naval Surface Warfare Centers. The NAVSEA's mission entails designing, building, delivering and maintaining ships in a timely and cost effective manner for the U.S. Navy.
NSWC Panama City employs approximately 1,000 to 5,000 employees as of 2016, according to its LinkedIn profile. NSWC Panama City specifically provides research, development and support for several U.S. Navy core missions, such as diving and life support systems, amphibious and expeditionary maneuver warfare systems, naval special warfare systems, and mine warfare systems.
The U.S. NSA PC began its life as the U.S. Navy Mine Countermeasures Station in 1945. It received new names in 1955 and 1972, at last receiving its current name in 2007. The base has waterfront port and naval helicopter facilities.