EO Technology Division Helps Warfighters Stay on Target

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) Expeditionary Electro-Optic Systems Branch and Electro-Optic Maintenance Branch personnel recently finalized the development of a test station along with test processes and analysis tools to measure the thermal drift of weapon-mounted electro-optic (EO) scopes and sights. The initiative addressed the tendency of a current Special Operations Forces (SOF) weapon sight’s reticle to shift with variations in temperature. The Electro-Optics Team that collaborated to develop this test capability included Ron Volpone, Scot Curry, Matt Thurner and Brandon Clarke. Continue reading


NSWC Crane Helps Prepare Bloomfield Students for STEM Careers

BLOOMFIELD, Indiana – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) has partnered with the DirectEmployers Foundation, Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School and Indiana University’s Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration to put personnel into the classroom as part of a total immersion project designed to bring the naval installation into the school system.  Representatives from each of the partner organizations met with students at the school on Tuesday, Sept. 8 to explain the new business simulation pilot program, which will immerse kids in a corporate environment while augmenting their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. 150908-N-ER677-001

A dedicated classroom at Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School will replicate NSWC Crane’s equipment and décor, providing a realistic simulation of the base where personnel will work with teachers to help kids complete a STEM project that is similar in nature to real-world problems that Crane solves on a daily basis.  “This is an opportunity for you to see what goes on in the engineering process and see the business model of what occurs at Crane,” Principal David Dean explained to the students.  “Maybe it will strike a chord with you and you can come back to our area and make a very good living here.”

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