Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center

Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center

The Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center conducts research and exploratory and advanced development and also provides one-stop life cycle engineering support for aviation and missile weapons systems and unmanned aerial and ground vehicle platforms.

AMRDEC is organized as a center under the Army Materiel Command’s Research, Development and Engineering Command. Numerous Department of Defense and other Federal agencies, as well as academia, corporate, and industrial researchers and developers, seek the Center’s science and technology expertise that is characterized by its vast resources of talented and technically proficient personnel and unique test bed capabilities.

AMRDEC’s employees strive to achieve AMRDEC’s vision of “Weapon System Technology for Swift Decisive Victory Without Casualties” and to rapidly provide the Warfighter with deployable, flexible, and lethal weapons systems and platforms that significantly improve force effectiveness and survivability.

AMRDEC’s distinction is built on a reputation for providing synergistic expertise to its customers.  The Center’s Core Competencies include:

•    Developing technologies which create overwhelming lethality and   decisive survivability on the battlefield
•    Performing system engineering and integration and rapidly transitioning technologies to the Warfighter
•    Providing high quality technical support to weapons systems throughout the life cycle

AMRDEC’s annual budget is approximately $1.9 billion.  The headquarters, as well as 10 of 12 directorates, is located on the 38,000-acre Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala.  AMRDEC personnel are also located at Fort Eustis, Va.; NASA Ames at Moffett Field near San Jose, Calif.; and NASA Langley in Hampton, Va.  More than 5,100 men and women (military, government civilian, and contractor personnel) are dedicated to meeting the current and future needs of America’s Warfighters and allies.

Read more at the official Aviation and Missle Research Development and Engineer Center site.