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Who We Are

The 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.

The mission of NSWC Crane is to provide acquisition engineering, in-service engineering and technical support for sensors, electronics, electronic warfare and special warfare weapons. NSWC Crane also works to apply component and system-level product and industrial engineering to surface sensors, strategic systems, special warfare devices and electronic warfare systems, as well as to 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 2,000 scientists, engineers and technicians.  NSWC Crane’s reach is global, and at any given time, hundreds of its more than 3,100 employees are supporting the Warfighter around the world.         

Quick Facts
  • 3rd Largest Navy Installation in the World
  • 100 Square Miles
  • 650,000 Tons Ordnance Storage Capacity    
In Indiana: 
  • 11th Largest Single Site Employer
  • 3rd Largest Employer in Southwest Indiana 
  • Approximately 3000 Navy Employees
  • Critical concentration of 2,000 scientists, engineers and technicians
  • 73% Scientists, Engineers and Technicians  
  • Average Age: 45