Crane Capabilities Showcased at Washington Navy Yard

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) was featured during a technical demonstration day at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in the auditorium of Humphreys Building in the Washington Navy Yard on April 21.


NSWC Crane Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Elder noted that the day was an opportunity to showcase Crane’s value to the military and to highlight its focus areas – which include Special Mission support, Electronic Warfare and Strategic Missions.

“Telling our technical story to key stakeholders was vital to communicating our mission, vision and the support we provide to the warfighter in giving them a decisive advantage,” Elder explained.

Subject matter experts (SMEs) represented Crane’s areas of expertise through displays, printed materials and other interactive information.

Other focus areas represented at the demonstration day included Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) microelectronics, 3D printed Electronic Warfare (EW) cyber drone, management and traffic decoding, empowering cooperative EW experimentation through DoD networks, Naval Special Warfare (NSW) rapid innovation, STEM, T2 and others.


“The event was a great opportunity to showcase our cutting-edge technology and innovative efforts. The interactive and virtual experiences demonstrated the technical capabilities that NSWC Crane develops, fields and supports,” explained NSWC Crane’s Acting Technical Director Tricia Herndon.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) is a naval laboratory and a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) with focus areas in Special Missions, Strategic Missions and Electronic Warfare. NSWC Crane’s Special Missions focus area is the center of excellence for special warfare weapons and weaponry, providing full-spectrum life-cycle engineering and testing support functions for reliable and effective weapons, munitions and electronic systems for special operations and expeditionary forces.


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