U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center


The U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center, AMRDEC, a subordinate organization to the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, is the Army’s focal point for providing research, development, and engineering technology and services for aviation and missile platforms across the life cycle.

AMRDEC provides a wide array of technologies, hardware and software applications, products and services. These run the gamut from game-changing technologies that detect and destroy threats, enhance performance, lethality, survivability and reliability of aviation and missile systems, to programs that miniaturize missile and aircraft components and provide modeling, simulation and training applications. AMRDEC serves as the Department of Defense lead for rotorcraft Science and Technology and gel propellants. AMRDEC has one of the few Capability Maturity Model Level 4 software engineering facilities in the Army, certified by the world-renowned Software Engineering Institute. AMRDEC’s Prototype Integration Facility  has quickly become the Army’s premier rapid response organization that provides AMRDEC customers with the end-to-end capabilities they deserve.

The Army depends on AMRDEC to execute an integrated portfolio of research, development and engineering efforts that are responsive to the highest priorities as defined by our stakeholders and customers. The depth and breadth of our missile and aviation core competencies serve as a unique national asset. AMRDEC’s core technical competencies depend upon a preeminent, multi-disciplinary, adaptive workforce that conducts leading edge research, development and life cycle engineering, while promoting discovery and innovation across government, academia and industry.

AMRDEC is a large organization with facilities spread across the U.S. Headquartered at Redstone Arsenal (Huntsville, Alabama), we have laboratories for innovative work on sensors and electronics, propulsion systems, aerodynamic structures, modeling and simulation, life cycle software development and technical testing. We have laboratories at Fort Eustis and Hampton, Virginia, and Moffett Field, California, where Army and NASA aviation facilities, such as instrumented test ranges and wind tunnels, are used to support our role as lead service for rotorcraft science and technology. Our responsibility for aircraft extends to airworthiness release authority for issuing the technical document that provides instructions and limitations for safe flight of an aircraft system, subsystem or allied equipment. AMRDEC has personnel devoted to aviation sustainment and engineering located in Corpus Christi, Texas, and serving as liaison engineers around the globe. In addition to these assets, AMRDEC and our customers benefit from resources available at Redstone, including test ranges and facilities managed by the Redstone Test Center, the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School and the Redstone Arsenal Airfield.

Read more at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineer Center homepage:  www.amrdec.army.mil