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Who We Are

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), located in Crane, Indiana is a shore command of the U.S. Navy. NSWC Crane is under the Naval Sea Systems Command headquartered in Washington DC.

Our Mission is to deliver innovative solutions and readiness to the Nation and its Warfighters through application of our Technical Capabilities. Advance all-domain system of systems within the Mission Areas of Electronic Warfare, Expeditionary Warfare, and Strategic Missions. Conduct science and technology, research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition and in-service engineering across the Defense life-cycles. Execute other responsibilities as assigned by the Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center.

The focus of NSWC Crane is Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter. It specializes in total lifecycle support in three focus areas:

Located on the third largest naval installation in the world, NSWC Crane’s total focus is to support the Warfighter by leveraging its technical capabilities for the rapidly changing combat environment.  Anchored by technical expertise, a strong work ethic and total lifecycle leadership, NSWC Crane’s personnel and preeminent facilities set the standard for excellence in acquisition, engineering and sustainment.  NSWC Crane provides comprehensive support for complex military systems spanning design, development, deployment and sustainment in three focus areas:  Electronic Warfare, Strategic Missions and Expeditionary Warfare.

NSWC Crane’s skilled professionals put technical solutions directly into the hands of the Warfighter, ensuring safer missions.  Our broad customer base includes the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, United States Special Operations Command, Coast Guard, NASA, and many other military, civilian, and foreign military organizations.

NSWC Crane is one of Indiana’s largest high-tech employers with over 3,800 employees of which 2,500 are scientists, engineers and technicians. 

Quick Facts

Mission Areas:

  • The Navy’s primary organic field activity for full lifecycle leadership in Strategic Deterrence.
  • A National Leader in Electronic Warfare providing full lifecycle support  of multi-domain, multi-spectral EW systems.
  • National Leaders in Special Operations Weapons, Sensor Integration, and Weaponry for the Expeditionary Warfighter. 

In Indiana: 

  • 11th Largest Single Site Employer
  • 3rd Largest Employer in Southwest Indiana 


  • Approximately 3600 Navy Employees
  • 127 Doctorates, 653 Masters, and 1746 Bachelors
  • 64.5% Scientists, Engineers and Technicians