Below are NSWC Crane's key technical capabilities:
Strategic Systems Hardware
Provides full spectrum life cycle scientific, engineering and management functions to design, develop, test, evaluate, and acquire safe, reliable, secure and effective hardware for Strategic Systems. Ensures the required Navy expertise is available to develop, acquire, field, and maintain a credible and reliable strategic deterrent in the areas of high reliability hardware (including radiation hardened electronics and small ordnance), security solutions for safeguarding personnel, property and material aboard ships and at shore installations (excluding expeditionary coastal and riverine facilities), and acoustic sensors and underwater cables (for assigned systems). Includes hardware for the Navy’s Strategic Weapon System (e.g. flight, launch, guidance, fire control, and navigation systems). Also includes security systems, sensor systems, and the logistics associated with operation of shipboard and ground-based strategic and deterrent facilities and systems.
Advanced Electronics & Energy Systems
Provides comprehensive scientific and engineering knowledge, skills and facilities for conducting programs in advanced electronics and energy systems. Conducts full spectrum program of applied research, design, development, acquisition, test and evaluation, and life cycle management to provide safe, trusted, reliable and effective advanced electronic products. Advanced electronics include active and passive electronic devices, circuit cards, interconnect technologies, electronic controls, solid state transmit/receive modules, microwave tubes and other radio frequency devices. Maintains subject matter expertise in failure analysis, counterfeit technologies, radiation hardening, design, and test and evaluation of advanced electronics. In addition, maintains Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA's) technical authority in anti-tamper technology to include vulnerability assessments, technology and program protection planning, and supply chain risk management, as well as subject matter expertise to maintain the Navy's DoD executive agent responsibilities in microwave tubes and printed circuit board technology. For energy systems, provides comprehensive life cycle management for safe, reliable and effective devices. This includes requirements definition, design, development, prototyping & limited production, acquisition & acquisition engineering, product improvement, technology evaluation and insertion, standardization, test & evaluation, safety certification (including high energy battery systems technologies such as lithium), production engineering, in-service engineering, obsolescence management, maintenance, Fleet training, and system retirement. Energy systems includes batteries, advanced high energy density storage devices, energy transfer devices, and alternative and renewable energy devices.
Special Warfare & Expeditionary Systems Hardware
Provides full spectrum life cycle support functions to provide safe, reliable and effective special missions hardware and associated software primarily for use by the individual warfighter including weapons, munitions, and electronic systems for special operations and expeditionary forces. Support includes applied research (excluding energetics material formulations) requirements analysis, systems engineering, design, development, rapid prototyping, test and evaluation, acquisition, integration, logistics, fielding and in service support. Weapons include small arms (less than 20mm). Munitions include small arms ammunition, hand emplaced and man-portable anti-personnel and anti-material munitions. Electronic systems include electro-optic and visual augmentation sensors, electronic warfare, personnel and vehicle scanning and command and control systems as assigned. Weapons, munitions, and electronic systems provide communications, surveillance, detection, tracking, targeting and engagement capabilities in support of special missions.
Infrared Countermeasures & Pyrotechnics
Provides comprehensive life cycle management functions to provide safe, reliable and effective infrared countermeasures, countermeasures systems, and pyrotechnics for a variety of functions including platform self-protection, target enhancement, illumination and signaling and marking. Provides total life cycle support except research, development and scale-up of energetic materials for all Navy infrared countermeasures, countermeasures systems and pyrotechnics. Provides Navy expertise and leadership for infrared countermeasures, countermeasures systems, and pyrotechnics.
Sensors & Surveillance Systems
Provide comprehensive engineering knowledge, skills and facilities for conducting development, acquisition, test and evaluation and full spectrum life cycle systems engineering for surface, air and ground sensors and surveillance sub-systems, systems, and components. On radar systems provides production engineering support, for the development, acquisition, test and evaluation, spiral development and support of radar subsystems and hardware components. This includes support and maintenance of fielded systems and hardware components. On electro-optic and infrared portable and platform mounted air, surface, and ground surveillance, targeting, laser, and visual augmentation systems hardware and associated software, additional capabilities include applied research, development, modeling, test and evaluation, acquisition, fielding, in-service engineering, logistics, product improvement, maintenance and repair. On assigned surface, ground and air signals intelligence (SIGINT) (communications intelligence (COMINT) & electronic intelligence (ELINT)) systems, subsystems and components, including hardware and associated software, leverage multi-domain and full spectral expertise to perform requirements generation and requirements decomposition for development of integrated sensors and advanced capabilities for improved battle space/situational awareness and including, rapid response prototyping and fielding, supportability and technical analyses, in-service engineering, in conjunction with a comprehensive test and evaluation program to ensure sensors and surveillance systems meet or exceed specified requirements.
Electronic Warfare Systems
Provides technical leadership and execution throughout the lifecycle for air, ground, undersea, and surface electronic warfare (EW), including signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information operations (IO) systems. Leads research and development (R&D), system engineering, acquisition engineering and logistics, test and evaluation (T&E), design verification, and technical evaluation (TECHEVAL) / operational evaluation (OPEVAL) for all surface and undersea EW elements, and for all ground and air EW capabilities. Develops EW system and element technical requirements. For surface and undersea EW, provides the cohesive EW element for combat systems integration and supports the integration effort. Collaborates with other Warfare Center activities to facilitate the transition of new technologies into existing and planned EW capabilities. Supports higher level combat system activities relative to the evolutionary acquisition strategy. Leads logistics support services for fielded air, surface and undersea EW systems including supply chain management, performance assessments, continual technical refresh, obsolescence management, configuration control, data management services, and maintenance, overhaul and depot repair.