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  • TARDEC's Environmental Management Policy

    Nov 19, 2015

    The Environmental Management Policy affirms TARDEC's intent to operate in an environmentally responsible manner and emphasize continuous improvement of the environmental performance of our products, services and processes as we support the organization's mission and vision.

  • TARDEC's Dr. Jennifer Hitchcock Receives Excellence in Leadership Award

    Nov 18, 2015

    The Women in Defense Michigan (WID-MI) Chapter presented TARDEC's Dr. Jennifer Hitchcock its Excellence in Leadership award during its 7th Annual Black Tie Gala at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Mich. Dr. Hitchcock was recognized for 26 years of exceptional organizational and technical leadership experience in military ground vehicle technologies, system engineering, acquisition and program management.

  • Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Today Using STEM Innovation

    Oct 22, 2015

    Learn more about TARDEC's innovative and exciting 2015 STEM Summer Camp Program.

  • Are You an Engineer or Scientist? Submit your resume to TARDEC's Human Resources Today!

    Oct 8, 2015

  • Army, commercial fleet partnership comes to Detroit Arsenal

    Oct 7, 2015

    Representatives of the national leadership of the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum, or HTUF, visited the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, or TARDEC, Sept. 30, 2015, to exchange information on the newest military and commercial vehicle capabilities.

  • TARDEC Garners Army Exceptional Safety Award -- Brigade

    Sep 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) has been selected as the winner of the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Award for Excellence in Safety for Fiscal Year 2014

  • U.S. Army and Industry Leaders Converge on Ground Vehicle Summit

    Aug 12, 2015

    National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Michigan chapter hosts annual Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium.

  • TARDEC Welcomes New PAO

    Aug 11, 2015

  • Military leaders, engineers talk automotive innovation at symposium

    Aug 10, 2015

    Military leaders and engineers met for the 2015 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium, or GVSETS and the Advanced Planning Briefings for Industry, or ABPI, Aug. 4-6.

  • Submission Guidelines for the TARDEC Ground Vehicle Gateway

    Aug 4, 2015

    The TARDEC Ground Vehicle Gateway is provided as a tool for you to submit written communications to TARDEC. It is intended to be primarily used for military ground vehicle research and development activities, including combat, tactical, and non-tactical vehicles, and ancillary systems. Click link to submit to the GVG:

  • Submission Guidelines for the TARDEC Ground Vehicle Gateway

    Aug 3, 2015

    The TARDEC Ground Vehicle Gateway is provided as a tool for you to submit written communications to TARDEC. It is intended to be primarily used for military ground vehicle research and development activities, including combat, tactical, and non-tactical vehicles, and ancillary systems.

  • 23rd-Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition Showcases Autonomous Technologies

    Jun 18, 2015

    Robotics teams from universities across the nation and around the world, including Japan, Canada and Australia, competed in the 23rd-annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) at Oakland University June 5-8, in Rochester, Mich. The competition featured robots designed and constructed by engineering students to perform tasks in four key events: the Auto-Nav Challenge (Advanced and Basic courses), Design Competition and Interoperability Profile (IOP) Joint Architecture Unmanned Systems (JAUS) Challenge.

  • TARDEC Associate Selected for 2015 "Champion of Small Business Technology Commercialization" Award

    Jun 10, 2015

    Army civilian Lisa Franks wins the 2015 "Champion of Small Business Technology Commercialization" award from the Small Business Technology Council (SBTC).

  • Scientists Develop Novel "Spintronic" Sensors for the Army

    Jun 3, 2015

    TARDEC and university scientists develop ultrafast detection and spectral analysis of enemy radio transmissions for battledfield survivability applications.

  • TARDEC Hosts 2015 Soldier Innovation Workshop

    Jun 1, 2015

    TARDEC Hosts 2015 Soldier Innovation Workshop pulls together Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, along with transportation design students from the College for Creative Studies, and engineers from TARDEC and RDECOM.

  • TARDEC Associates Deliver Life-saving Innovation for M-ATV Blast Mitigation Protection

    Jun 1, 2015

    MRAP Product Manager for Vehicle Systems presents awards to TARDEC associates for their support on the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Soldier Safety spall liner repair kit initiative.

  • Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium & Advance Planning Briefing for Industry

    May 6, 2015

    The 2015 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium & Advance Planning Briefing for Industry will be held Aug. 4-6, 2015, in Novi, MI.

  • TARDEC Industry Days Focuses on Purposeful Engagements

    Mar 20, 2015

    TARDEC engineers and scientists collaborate with their industry counterparts to generate enhanced warfighting capabilities.

  • TARDEC Event Calendar

    Mar 11, 2015

    TARDEC to host Industry Days at the Detroit Arsenal, March 18-19, 2015

  • SAVE THE DATE: Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium

    Feb 23, 2015

    Mark your calendars now for the 2015 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium (GVSETS) & Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (APBI), August 4-6, 2015, Novi, MI

  • TARDEC Welcomes COL Glenn Dean

    Nov 24, 2014

    COL Glenn A. Dean is the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center's (TARDEC) Military Deputy (MILDEP) and Director, Emerging Capabilities Office (ECO). As the ECO Director, Dean will work closely with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine command and Centers of Excellence to develop military operational scenarios by using current and past military members to describe the battlefield to ensure that TARDEC programs are operationally relevant. The ECO provides an environment for productive discussion of Capability Demonstrators and military scenarios that support the Army's and TARDEC's 30-Year Strategy, including program formulation structure, execution of cross-organizational Future Force ground systems development and special projects.

  • Researchers seek to enable autonomy

    Nov 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is synergizing research centers and labs to create a robotics community that will enhance the Army's ability to employ autonomy-enabled vehicle technologies to support the Soldier in every aspect of their operational life.

  • GVS OTA Offers Quicker Coordination, Collaboration and Contracting between Government, Industry and

    Nov 20, 2014

    The first formal Collaboration Day, Oct. 8-9, sponsored by the Defense Mobility Enterprise (DME), the Vehicle and Robotics Alliance (VRA) and the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC), brought together leaders from the Department of Defense (DoD), industry and academia to discuss the Ground Vehicle Systems (GVS) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA), a mechanism designed to alleviate contracting, coordination and collaboration issues from today's current process.

  • TARDEC Associate Finalist for Army Civilian of the Year

    Nov 20, 2014

    One of TARDEC's long-time associates was recognized this fall as one of the Army's top civilian employees. Christopher Ostrowski, TARDEC Associate Director for Vehicle Electronics and Architecture (VEA), was one of seven regional finalists for the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Joseph P. Cribbins Medal. The medal is awarded annually to a Department of the Army (DA) civilian who demonstrates exemplary service to the Army and their local community.

  • NCOs keep RDECOM focused

    Oct 24, 2014

    Communicating the Research, Development and Engineering Command's internal and external research and development capabilities continues to be of vital importance as the command and its six research, development and engineering centers and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory seek to empower, unburden and protect our Soldiers.

  • New MilDep to Provide Military Expertise to TARDEC and Partners

    Sep 18, 2014

    Lt. Col. (P) Glenn Dean, who reported to U.S. Army TARDEC in July, will act as the organization's Military Deputy and the Director for the recently created Emerging Capabilities Office (ECO), Dean's goals include improving collaboration with partners in the Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and Centers of Excellence (CoEs), using the ECO as a tool to inform future ground vehicle systems requirements and be a military subject-matter expert (SME) for TARDEC's engineers, scientists and technicians.

  • Collaboration with academia drives Soldier innovation at TARDEC

    Sep 16, 2014

    TARDEC's Soldier Innovation Workshops bring together active-duty Soldiers with transportation design students from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and engineers from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center to develop innovative concepts and designs for future combat vehicles. On Sept. 12, students and faculty from CCS presented TARDEC with 3D models of the top concept vehicle designs.

  • TARDEC Welcomes LTC (P) Glenn Dean

    Sep 15, 2014

  • GVSETS Helps Ground Vehicle Community Prepare for Tomorrow's Army, Today

    Sep 8, 2014

    During the Michigan Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association's 2014 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS), Aug. 12-14, senior leaders from the U.S. Army addressed how they, in conjunction with ground vehicle industry and academic partners, will face a number of future challenges.

  • Michigan Gov. Snyder Visits Army Facilities at Detroit Arsenal

    Sep 4, 2014

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais, The Adjutant General (TAG) and Director of Military and Veterans Affairs for Michigan, visited the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) on Aug. 18 to meet with leaders, engineers and scientists, tour test facilities and learn more about TARDEC's 30-Year Strategy.

  • GVR-Bots to Act as Research Platforms

    Aug 21, 2014

    TARDEC's new robot, completely government owned, maximizes platform flexibility with modular architecture for easy upgrades that are more affordable. The new GVR-Bot came about when TARDEC engineers began replacing the internal electronics and software of approximately 20 PackBot 500 and 510 robots with government designed and -owned software and hardware. The GVR-Bot and its Interoperability Profiles (IOP) V2-compliant, open-architecture design will be used by sister organizations in the Army research community.

  • TARDEC Capabilities Handbook

    Aug 18, 2014

  • TARDEC Capabilities Handbook Cover Image

    Aug 18, 2014

  • Contact TARDEC

    Jul 22, 2014

    Soldiers are our NUMBER 1 priority. Help us make them your priority as well.

  • TARDEC Director's Message

    Jul 14, 2014

    At the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), our goal is to provide warfighters with advanced technological solutions to ground vehicle systems challenges. To do that, we must overcome the numerous design, development, manufacturing and product technology gaps identified in our 30-Year Strategy. Whether you're a member of industry, academia or another government agency exploring ways to partner with us, we welcome your interest and potential contributions towards our organization's research and development (R&D) initiatives.

  • TARDEC in the News

    Jul 3, 2014

    News articles featuring TARDEC.

  • STEM Resources

    Jul 2, 2014

    TARDEC is committed to supporting educational and outreach programs that advance the objectives set forth by the White House to increase undergraduate STEM degrees by 1 million during this decade. Through programs like Robotics, Engineering and Technology (RET) Days, the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, and FIRST Robotics, students from elementary schools through college gain exposure to real-world technology that may inspire them to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or math.

  • Ultra Light Vehicle (ULV) Research Prototype

    Jul 2, 2014

    The Ultra Light Vehicle (ULV) Research Prototype represents a basic technology development and integration effort exploring new, "out-of-the-box" technologies and yielding a survivability-focused demonstration vehicle. The project's intent is to support the research and development of lighter weight armor solutions and novel blast mitigating technologies that may help shape, inform, or support future modernization and development efforts.

  • Listening to the Warfighter

    Jul 2, 2014

    What has the ground vehicle community done right? What can it do better? A panel of experienced warfighters who now work at TARDEC gave feedback on those questions and others. You may be surprised at what they say about the Humvee, "parrot" drones and the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Second Autonomous Convoy Demonstration Completed by U.S. Army TARDEC, Lockheed Martin

    Jun 23, 2014

    Seven military trucks traveling at speeds up to 40 mph were the focal point of the driverless line-haul convoy demonstration successfully conducted by U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and industry partner, Lockheed Martin at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in South Carolina on May 29th for an audience of Army and industry senior leadership.

  • accelerate Magazine Enhanced Mobility Edition

    Jun 23, 2014

    As the discussion on future mobility intensifies, the latest issue of accelerate Magazine offers insights into where TARDEC and, the Army in general, intend to take this essential capability.

  • Automotive Research Center celebrates 20 years of engineering excellence

    Jun 23, 2014

    More than 270 automotive engineering and technical experts convened this week at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering for the 2014 Annual Review of the Automotive Research Center (ARC). A public-private partnership of automotive experts in government, industry and academia, the ARC is dedicated to conducting basic research in high-fidelity modeling, simulation and testing of military and civilian ground vehicles. The value-add to the test, research and development community is the transference of critical technologies, data and analysis tools for educating and informing technical personnel about emerging capabilities and test criteria. This year marked the ARC's 20th anniversary.

  • Careers

    Jun 20, 2014

    The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) is fully committed to supporting the warfighter. In order to fulfill our mission requirements we need a strong and ready civilian workforce. As a government employer, TARDEC offers an attractive benefit package that includes: flexible work schedule, health and life insurance, retirement plan, accrued paid annual/sick leave, professional development training and educational tuition assistance programs for qualified employees. For United States citizens able to successfully complete a full background check, there are several employment avenues to consider when joining the TARDEC team. We offer several choices of career paths, each aligned to help meet your career development goals. Opportunities can include: engineer and scientist positions, Pathways Intern and Recent Graduates, Summer Hire, and the SMART Scholarship Program.

  • Unmanned vehicle demo showcases leap-ahead technology

    Jun 20, 2014

    Working closely with Lockheed Martin and a conglomeration of Army technology, acquisition, and user community stakeholders, the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) successfully demonstrated an unmanned military convoy Jan. 14 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • TARDEC 30-Year Strategy

    Jun 20, 2014

    TARDEC's 30-Year Strategy provides an overarching framework to develop, integrate and sustain advanced manned and autonomy-enabled ground system capabilities for the Current and Future Force.

  • ARIBO drives acceptance of automated vehicles at SmartAmerica Challenge

    Jun 18, 2014

    The advent of automated vehicles is accelerating a new market as successful pilots in semi-controlled operational environments, including Department of Defense (DoD) military bases, are increasing user acceptance and understanding of the technology.

  • Foresight, Collaboration and Optimization Key to Army's Future Ground Vehicle Success

    Jun 18, 2014

    TARDEC Director Dr. Paul Rogers sees the current environment in the ground vehicle community as conducive to great success for the Army in the future, adding that the constraints of today cannot affect an end-state that will lead to success.