The Radius Indiana region is home to Naval Support Activity Crane. NSA Crane is the world’s third-largest naval installation, making defense a huge economic driver for Southern Indiana. With more than 6,000 employees, Crane brings together over 3,000 STEM workers, 1,000 engineers, and dozens of PhDs in a federal research lab setting. Radius Indiana serves as a voice for Crane outside the gates and assists with growing the private defense sector and connecting Crane with community, regional, and state leadership. Through Crane, defense industry companies can connect directly with decision-makers.
Major Tenants Included at Crane:
Established October 1977, Crane Army Ammunition Activity maintains ordnance professionals and infrastructure in order to receive, store, ship, produce, renovate and demilitarize conventional ammunition, missiles and related components. Crane Army maintains up to one third of the DoD’s conventional ammunition inventory.
NSWC Crane’s total focus is to support the Warfighter by leveraging its technical capabilities for the rapidly changing combat environment. 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.
The Battery Innovation Center (BIC) is a nationally recognized center of excellence designed to incorporate leadership from renowned universities, government agencies, and commercial enterprises to focus on the rapid development, testing, and commercialization of safe, reliable, and lightweight energy storage systems for defense and commercial customers.
WestGate@Crane Technology Park is adjacent to NSWC Crane and partners with a variety of organizations and businesses such as local and state economic development corporations, NSWC-Crane Division, Indiana Office of Defense Development, and WorkOne. The Uplands Science & Technology Foundation provides management and sale of land in the park. Real estate and office space are available at the tech park, as well as EastGate Technology & Business Center (Bedford, IN), offering ideal locations for businesses to grow and thrive.
The recognition of NSWC Crane’s leadership in Microelectronics is creating a growing cluster of microelectronics firms that are bringing $100s of millions in new advanced equipment investment and hundreds of highly skilled jobs to the region.
Companies investing in microelectronics: