Legacy of pushing scientific boundaries lands ARL as key contributor in forecasting future warrior needs

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's prototype exoskeleton, the Vertical Load Offset System or VLOS, could one day lead to new helmet technology that... Full Story ››



  • ARL publishes technical strategy for 2015-2035

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory released today its overarching technical strategy, envisioned to support Strategic Land Power Dominance for the Army of 2030 and beyond. The overarching goal of the ARL Technical Strategy is to provide the vision, key technical focus areas, and principal transition pathways which are essential in assuring the continued strategic...

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  • New NSRDEC acting director 'hit the ground running'

    NATICK, Mass. (April 9, 2014) -- In just her second full week as acting director of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Dr. Laurel Allender was already hopping a work-related flight. Jokingly referring to it as "a TDY within a TDY," Allender was off to Washington, D.C., having accepted an invitation to attend the "Third District...

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  • Shaping Army Acquisitions

    Dr. Gabriella Larkin has worked for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory for more than five years as a research psychologist. She began her career in the Translational Neuroscience Branch of ARL's Human Research and Engineering Directorate at Aberdeen Proving Ground and transferred to the weapons branch a year later. In October 2013, Larkin took a developmental...

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