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.


Every expendable infrared countermeasure in the Navy inventory was developed at NSWC Crane.

Key Areas:

  • IR Countermeasures
  • Signals and Markers
  • Smokes and Obscurants
  • Submarine Signals
  • Dispenser Systems
  • Design and Development
  • Product Assessment
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Exploitation
  • Engineering
  • Fleet Support


  • Navy Lead Laboratory
  • Program Manager for NAVSEA
  • Deputy Assistant Program Manager for NAVAIR
  • Design Agent for NAVSEA and NAVAIR
  • Acquisition Engineering Agent
  • In-Service Engineering Agent
  • NAVAIR Cognizant Field Activity