Crane Aerospace & Electronics


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Critical Systems and Components for the Aerospace and Defence Industries

16700 13th Avenue West,
WA 98037-8503,
United States of America

Crane Aerospace & Electronics (A&E) offers pioneering design and manufacturing engineering solutions for the aviation, defence, and space industries. With a team of more than 2,000 employees and a huge investment in research and development (R&D), the company delivers innovative technologies for sensing, power, braking, electronics and more, supporting the needs of manufacturers and airlines worldwide.

Through its extensive knowledge, Crane A&E combines modular design, sustainability in practice, power efficiency, traditional and new technologies, as well as high product quality. The company’s ethics revolve around building a strong foundation of quality, safety, and integrity in all its practices. With a large network of people and solutions, the company exhibits a consistency of growth that is in line with the continuous improvement of its operations.

Electrification and sustainability for the defence industry

Specifically for the defence industry, Crane A&E foregrounds solutions that promote the electrification of vehicles, sustainability, as well as safety and security through state-of-the-art technologies.

When it comes to electrification, for instance, there is a growing tendency towards enhanced electric, hybrid-electric and all-electric aircraft and vehicles so that higher power efficiency is achieved. Crane Aerospace & Electronics can assist customers in implementing electric-centric practices.

Solutions include:

  • Modular motor controls
  • Advanced power and bidirectional power conversion
  • Thermal management systems
  • Microgrid power management
  • Zero Emissions

Crane A&E is supporting sustainable programmes that are fuel-based, as well as hydrogen fuel systems. The company contributes greatly to green technologies and strives towards a more environmentally friendly future for the sectors. Its initiative involves assisting customers with their mission to reduce or stop fossil fuel use and adopt alternative means of propulsion.

Power solutions and sensing components for the defence industry

Services for the defence industry include electrical power solutions such as conversion products that serve mission-critical systems and powering ground vehicles that range from tactical military vehicles to heavy industrial mining trucks. Other technologies include fluid management for a variety of thermal management needs, which can withstand harsh environmental conditions.

The company also offers sensing components and systems such as proximity sensors for monitoring aircraft mechanical systems, pressure sensors for engine control and tire pressure measurement, as well as fuel gauging parts and systems.

The offerings also include customised Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMAs), which boost military radar, electronic warfare, and signal communications. In addition, there are A&E’s braking solutions, which can be found on all Boeing military aircraft and were selected to be redesigned for the USAF F-16 aircraft. All solutions guarantee high accuracy, accurate sensing and vehicle state monitoring, high-performance designs, reliability, and high-quality products.

With its history of engineering excellence, Crane A&E is ready to offer electrical power, fluid management and sensing solutions to contribute to the United States Department of Defense (DoD)’s plan to electrify its ground fleet in the years to come.

About Crane Aerospace & Electronics

Crane Aerospace & Electronics has a long and proven history of supplying valves and fittings to the US military during the World Wars and power to radar systems. Founded in 1855 by Richard Teller Crane, the company is fully committed to product quality and safety through structured processes from design to product manufacturing.

All Crane A&E sites have management systems that are ISO 9001 and AS9100-certified and function to the highest standard. The company believes in honesty, fairness, collaboration, and diversity, and this is reflected in its entire culture. With an acute awareness of the ever-changing nature of the defence and other markets, Crane A&E builds industry-changing technologies while forming trusting partnerships with its clients. At the centre of the company’s ethics lie corporate citizenship and environmental consciousness, both of which are fostered through an inclusive culture of diversity and ethical initiatives.

Products & services

  • Sensing Components and Systems

    Crane A&E’s sensing components and systems are highly accurate, reliable, and designed to withstand even the harshest aerospace and defence conditions.

  • Electrical Power Solutions

    Crane A&E's offerings relating to pioneering electrical power solutions include radiation-hardened space microelectronics and custom power systems for next-generation military radars.

  • Landing Systems

    Crane A&E launched the first antiskid brake system in 1947. Today, Crane's brake control systems, hydraulic landing gear components and landing gear proximity indication systems are part of various aircraft globally.

  • Fluid Management

    Crane A&E manufactures positive displacement pumps, centrifugal pumps, and true mass flowmeters in aerospace and defence systems.

  • Electric Vehicle Solutions

    There is a growing demand for electric vehicles, and Crane A&E is specially supplied to answer these needs through rugged and reliable electric vehicle power solutions.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics
16700 13th Avenue West
WA 98037-8503
United States of America