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Here's more information from Army leadership about today's announcement of the home of the Army Futures Command.

Austin, Texas, it is! ... but your Next-Generation Combat Vehicle Cross-Function Team will be right here at the Detroit Arsenal.

Bradley driving... in stereo.

“This is an incremental step in simulating direct sight conditions,” says Troy Tava, TARDEC’s project manager for MET-D. “It may possibly be the ‘x-factor’ for fully operational closed hatch driving.”

Ben McMartin, Chief of TARDEC's Acquisition Management Office, addresses participants of the Defense Mobility Enterprise FY20 Collaboration Day event, June 27, 2018.

"With today's event, we will continue the inherent collaboration of the DME by sharing the future technology needs of the Department of Defense and leveraging the best that Industry and Academia has to offer."

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We don't do a whole lot of ballistic trajectories here at TARDEC, but who doesn't love a slow-mo video of water balloons?!?

U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command and Yuma Proving Ground engineers taught finalists at #eCyber18 how to use velocity and angles in order to hit the target.

Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) eCYBERMISSION

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This week, TARDEC hosted a forum on vehicle electrification-- see the details here!

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"I wish I had known about this when I was a student" -- TARDEC's Bernie Theisen, on the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition co-hosted by TARDEC with Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science​, AUVSI​, and GLS&T this past weekend. See more here:

#IGVC #ArmyInnovation #ArmyRobotics

U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

U.S. Army Materiel Command

West Point - The U.S. Military Academy

The #IGVC is in full swing, with its final day of the competition TODAY! Come see the best robotics teams compete at Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science with AUVSI, TARDEC and GLS&T!

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TARDEC is looking for a research executive! Senior researchers out there, take a look:

Just a few short days until the 2018 Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition kicks off! Hosted at Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science and co-hosted by TARDEC, AUVSI, and Great Lakes Systems and Technology, teams from around the world will compete their robotic platforms. Come join us Friday!


Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, represents a day of national awareness and
reverence, honoring the military men and women who gave their lives in defense of our Nation
and its values. Please take a moment to honor and respect those who died for our freedom.

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TARDEC is hiring! Director for Research, Technology & Integration. See the job posting here:

Dr. Ravi Thyagarajan was recognized for technical leadership at the SAE Fellows Award Ceremony at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Mich., April 10, 2018. With nearly 30 years in the areas of design, development, and analysis of ground vehicles and occupants, pertaining to structural optimization, ground vehicle crash/blast-worthiness, occupant safety, and light-weighting, his accomplishments have resulted in designs, tools and methodologies that have greatly benefited both the commercial automotive and defense vehicle sectors, and his pioneering research has led to significant subsequent advances by other engineers and scientists. Congratulations!!

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That's right, folks! We've been working on a new website!

Ground Vehicle Survivability & Protection
Call For Abstracts - Survivability & Protection 2018
“Holistic Defense for Current Force & Future Fight”

Check out the TARDEC website at to get the full information!

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As Generation Z enters into the workforce, technology, autonomy, and robotics continue to progress. TARDEC's Dr. Jennifer Hitchcock was a panelist at the recent Augmented Workforce: Michigan Designing for the Future event at Oakland University and discussed some of the challenges and opportunities ahead. Check out the story here!

The Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) process can help to get gear into the Soldier's hands faster. U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) subject matter experts presented the OTA process to an audience of cross-Program Executive Office (PEO) attendees at a recent training event at Fort Bevoir, Virginia.

TARDEC's Ground Vehicle Robotics is focused on meeting the needs of the Warfighter. Check out how GVR supports the Warfighter in the final part of this 3-part series.

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What's keeping TARDEC's Ground Vehicle Robotics team busy? Check out how they support the Warfighter in part two of this 3-part series.

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Last Friday, TARDEC with U.S. Army TACOM had the honor of hosting Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper here at Detroit Arsenal, showing off the latest of #ArmyInnovation that the famed engineers and scientists of the U.S. Army's automotive R&D bring to the Warfighters. Read more below, from Breaking Defense's Sydney Freedberg!

TARDEC's Ground Vehicle Robotics is focused on meeting the needs of the Warfighter. Check out how GVR supports the Warfighter in part one of this 3-part series.

#ArmyRobotics #ArmyInnovation #TARDECGVR

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TARDEC, with U.S. Army TACOM, was honored to host Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper and Senator Gary Peters at U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal Friday. Thank you, sir, for stopping by to see the latest in #ArmyInnovation in ground vehicles!

U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army U.S. Army

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