WHO WE ARE
The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory is the Army’s national research laboratory with the mission to operationalize science for transformational overmatch in support of persistent Army modernization.
As part of Army Futures Command, the CCDC ARL performs threat-based foundational research for technologies that are disruptive and unique to the Army. It also serves as AFC’s interface to the worldwide academic community for foundational research through its expansive collaborative network and expanding national S&T ecosystem. The laboratory stays ahead of the threat, developing long-term projections of future military technology.
The CCDC ARL was officially activated in 1992, but its genealogy dates back to the early 19th century. 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. Among their many successes, these civilians helped develop Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, the first operational, general purpose, electronic digital computer.