Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane (Crane, IN)

Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane

Program Dates: TBD

You must be 16 years or older and a U.S. citizen in order to participate at this laboratory.



Provide acquisition engineering, in-service engineering and technical support for SENSORS, ELECTRONICS, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, and SPECIAL WARFARE WEAPONS. Apply component and system level product and industrial engineering to surface sensors, strategic systems, special warfare devices and electronic warfare/information operations systems. Execute other responsibilities as assigned by the Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center.


“Crane will become DoD's premier engineering, acquisition, and sustainment organization.”

Areas of Expertise

NSWC Crane provides technical engineering solutions and total lifecycle leadership for many of the systems that protect and enable the Warfighter. Every decision we make, technology we create or business relationship we foster is performed with the fighting man and woman in mind.

Our primary means of support to the Warfighter fall into several key areas of expertise:

Electronic Warfare/Information Operations (EW/IO)

— Control the spectrum. Control the fight.

As the largest multi-service facility within the Department of Defense (DoD) for EW, EW sensors and electronics, NSWC Crane’s EW/IO Center is critical to the success of many military operations and is designated as the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Center of Excellence for Electronic Warfare, Signals Intelligence and Information Operations.

EW/IO provides innovative, leading-edge, technical solutions for military actions that use electromagnetic energy to control the electromagnetic spectrum. Warfighters use this technology to destroy an adversary’s combat capability, gather intelligence data and ensure friendly use of the electromagnetic spectrum. NSWC Crane’s highly technical solutions are employed across air, ground, maritime and space domains to ensure safe and effective missions for the joint and coalition forces.

Strategic Missions— Deter. Defend. Defeat.

NSWC Crane Strategic Missions Center delivers technical solutions to detect threats, provide a layered, integrated missile defense and offer global strike capability. Strategic Missions professionals work to develop, deploy and sustain the technologies to ensure that weapons systems are fully reliable and always available to the Warfighter.Strategic Missions resources deliver innovative technical solutions encompassing the full range of military activities to alter an adversary’s will and ability to attack the U.S. and its interests. NSWC Crane’s Strategic Missions Center is a world leader in strategic electronics and sensors for successful global deterrence and ballistic missile defense. Offering 50 years of naval strategic missions, NSWC Crane Strategic Missions Center is dedicated to delivering the best technical solutions in Threat Detection, Integrated Missile Defense and Global Strike, to deter and defend against aggression and to defeat threats worldwide.

Special Missions— Rapid response. Proven solutions.

Focused on agility, maneuverability, individual weapons, munitions and technical training, NSWC Crane Special Missions Center equips the most elite warriors for the combat environment.Special Missions supports military forces engaged in Special Operations, Irregular Warfare and Riverine Operations. With more than 1 million square feet of offices and laboratories, the Special Missions Center provides a distinct advantage in sensors and communications, mobility and maneuverability, and special munitions and weapons. NSWC Crane’s Special Missions Center is the go-to source for the elite Warfighter who requires solutions that are expertly delivered to ensure safe and effective missions.   

    * 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

     * 2989 Navy Employees

          - 73% Scientists, Engineers and Technicians

          - Over 480 Scientists, Engineers & Technicians hired since January '99 

          - Average Age: 45.5

    * 650 Army Employees

    * Over $400M in Contract Support Services