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NEWS | Jan. 18, 2023

NSWC Crane, NAWC Training Systems Division sign MOA to further technology development in three key areas

By NSWC Crane Corporate Communications

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) and Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on January 11, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. to further technology development in three key areas.

Twelve members of leadership from NSWC Crane visited NAWCTSD to sign the agreement and expand collaboration to the greater Navy innovation ecosystem. The visit and MOA signing will officially expand on both Warfare Center’s collaborating on key technology areas where expertise is complimentary to Navy needs: digital transformation, Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) training efforts, and Modeling and Simulation of different systems and platforms.

“These progressive engagements are focused on bringing our teams together to work on tough problems facing our Navy,” says Dr. Angela Lewis, SES, and the Technical Director (TD) at NSWC Crane. “We each have different Technical Capabilities as Warfare Centers, and are now focused on bringing them to bear for the warfighter in specific collaborative mission areas for maximum return and outcome.”

This official MOU process began when the TD at the two Warfare Centers exchanged places early last summer. Watch to learn more about this TD “swap”.

The MOA states that it is an agreement between NAWCTSD and NSWC Crane that enables collaboration in support of Naval training systems Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E). “NAWCTSD is dedicated to accelerating warfighter readiness through training solutions,” CAPT Dan Covelli, the NAWCTSD Commanding Officer, said. “We are going to be faster. The next ten years is about boosting iteration speed. The best way for us to do that is through collaboration with other commands.  I’m looking forward to seeing positive outcomes as a result of this MOA.” 

About NSWC Crane NSWC Crane is a naval laboratory and a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) with mission areas in Expeditionary Warfare, Strategic Missions and Electronic Warfare. The warfare center is responsible for multi-domain, multi- spectral, full life cycle support of technologies and systems enhancing capability to today's Warfighter.

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NAWCTSD is the Navy's principal center for modeling, simulation, and training systems technologies.  The center develops training systems for all of the Navy's warfare areas. NAWCTSD employs more than 1,200 Central Florida engineers, scientists, and support personnel, and awards more than $1 billion in contracts to private industry each year. NAWCTSD’s vision is “Accelerating warfighter readiness through training solutions.”