The United States Army of 2030 will operate in a rapidly changing environment, hitherto unparalleled in complexity. Developing trends and the dynamics of the Army's future operational environment suggest that the Army's land power dominance will demand an increased speed of responsiveness, mechanisms to mitigate or wholly eliminate tactical surprise, a capability to effectively accommodate changing alliances and partnerships, and proficiencies across a myriad of functional domains. Strategic land power dominance will be critical to the U. S. Army's capability to conduct prompt, sustained, and synchronized operations with a force customized to the mission and poised to prosecute both combat and noncombat missions in all functional domains - air, ground, maritime, space, and cyberspace.
Since its inception in 1992, ARL has successfully evolved from a collection of individual laboratories into an organization meeting multiple mission mandates. ARL provides critical war fighting capabilities in support of deployed Warfighters and provides technologies, assessments, and analyses for tomorrow's systems to the Army acquisition community and other customers and stakeholders. But the world is changing. As the Army continues to evaluate the future global environment and the many roles and missions that may be required of the Army in the future, the results of those studies provide the context within which ARL must operate.
ARL's technical portfolio encompasses a broad array of technical areas as well as technology maturity levels, from discovery of first-recognized phenomena to innovative systems. The following pages describe ARL's strategic research interests and collaborative research opportunities within the Open Campus framework.