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What We Do

NSWC Crane provides technical engineering solutions and total lifecycle leadership for many of the systems that protect and enable the Warfighter. Every decision we make, technology we create or business relationship we foster is performed with the fighting man and woman in mind.  NSWC Crane has concentrated its resources and core competencies in the 3 mission areas which best support the Warfighter. These are our mission-critical focus areas:


Strategic Missions


Deter, Defend, Defeat

NSWC Crane Strategic Missions Center delivers technical solutions to detect threats, provide a layered, integrated missile defense and offer global strike capability. Strategic Missions professionals work to develop, deploy and sustain the technologies to ensure that weapons systems are fully reliable and always available to the Warfighter.

Strategic Missions resources deliver innovative technical solutions encompassing the full range of military activities to alter an adversary’s will and ability to attack the U.S. and its interests. NSWC Crane’s Strategic Missions Center is a world leader in strategic electronics and sensors for successful global deterrence and ballistic missile defense. Offering 50 years of naval strategic missions, NSWC Crane Strategic Missions Center is dedicated to delivering the best technical solutions in Threat Detection, Integrated Missile Defense and Global Strike, to deter and defend against aggression and to defeat threats worldwide.

Electromagnetic Warfare

Control the Spectrum, Control the Fight

With the DoD’s largest concentration of Multi-Spectral, Multi-Domain (air, land, sea) EW Expertise, NSWC Crane is leading the Navy in electromagnetic capability development.  Spanning all branches of the military, NSWC Crane has the largest concentration of technical EW expertise, facilities, and equipment.  NSWC Crane provides distinct electronic warfare and integrated sensing technology to Control the Electromagnetic Spectrum in order to Control the Fight.



Expeditionary Warfare

Rapid Response, Proven Solutions

Focused on agility, maneuverability, individual weapons, munitions and technical training, NSWC Crane Expeditionary Warfare Center equips the most elite warriors for the combat environment.

Expeditionary Warfare supports military forces engaged in Special Operations, Irregular Warfare and Riverine Operations. With more than 1 million square feet of offices and laboratories, the Special Missions Center provides a distinct advantage in sensors and communications, mobility and maneuverability, and special munitions and weapons. NSWC Crane’s Expeditionary Warfare Center is the go-to source for the elite Warfighter who requires solutions that are expertly delivered to ensure safe and effective missions.


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