Who We Are

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory is the Army’s corporate research laboratory strategically placed under the Army Futures Command. ARL is the Army’s sole fundamental research laboratory focused on cutting-edge scientific discovery, technological innovation, and transition of knowledge products that offer incredible potential to improve the Army’s chances of surviving and winning any future conflicts.

We are

The nation’s premier laboratory for land forces


Our mission is to operationalize science for transformational overmatch.


History

In October 1992, the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory was activated, growing out of the Base Realignment and Closure process, the LAB 21 study, and other evaluations. For more than 50 years, civilians have conducted the great majority of the Army’s basic science programs, whether as in-house scientists and engineers or as contractors in private industry and academia, to ensure that programs produce advanced technologies that support Soldiers in the field today – and in the future.

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Leadership

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory consists of five directorates and the Army Research Office. These organizations focus on technology areas critical to strategic dominance across the entire spectrum of operations, and are led by a leadership team suited to effectively guide the laboratory towards success both now and into the future.

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Directorates

CCDC ARL consists of five directorates and the Army Research Office. These organizations focus on technology areas critical to strategic dominance across the entire spectrum of operations.

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Army Research Office

The Army Research Office, founded in 1951 and based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., has more than 100 scientists, engineers and support staff, who manage the Army’s extramural research program.

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Locations and Facilities

The Army’s Corporate Research Laboratory’s diverse assortment of unique facilities and its workforce of government engineers and scientists comprise the largest source of world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army. The lab’s facilities and regional locations focus on technology areas critical to strategic dominance across the entire spectrum of operations.

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