Ty Valascho, an electrical engineer in TARDEC's Ground Vehicle Robotics (GVR) group, tests the organization's new GVR-Bot, repurposed PackBot 500 and 510 robots with government-owned components inside and out.

GVR-Bots to Act as Research Platforms

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......READ MORE



Develop, integrate and sustain the right technology solutions for all manned and unmanned Department of Defense (DoD) ground systems and combat support systems to improve Current Force effectiveness and provide superior capabilities for the Future Force.


Dr. Rogers serves as Director of TARDEC, where he is responsible for providing executive management to deliver advanced technology solutions for all Department of Defense ground systems and combat support equipment.

Paul D. Rogers, Ph.D., SES TARDEC Director

Director's Message

30-Year Strategy

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.

30-Year Strategy Handout

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TARDEC Capabilities Handbook
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