By U.S. ArmySeptember 16, 2013
The U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, known as AMRDEC, is the Army's focal point for providing research, development, and engineering technology and services for aviation and missile platforms across the lifecycle.
AMRDEC has a long history of providing unparalleled service to its aviation and missile customers, while always striving to provide the greatest service to its ultimate customer, the warfighter, by providing technology and weapon system solutions to ensure victory on the battlefield.
AMRDEC is a world-class facility with about 2,500 employees, including more than 1,900 scientists and engineers who provide technical services and conduct scientific research and development in disciplines that support AMRDEC customer platforms and weapons systems. AMRDEC conducts operations in approximately 1.7 million square feet of facilities with a total investment exceeding $975 million per year. As a result of the vast resources that AMRDEC can bring to bear to support its customers, AMRDEC's annual revenue exceeds $1.5 billion.
AMRDEC provides a wide array of technologies, hardware and software applications, and products and services that run the gamut from game-changing technologies to detect and destroy threats, enhance performance, lethality, survivability and reliability of aviation and missile systems, along with programs to miniaturize missile and aircraft components, provide modeling and simulation applications for these technologies and systems, and the associated training applications. Also, AMRDEC serves as the Department of Defense lead for Rotorcraft Science and Technology and the DoD lead for Gel Propellants. In addition, AMRDEC has one of the few Capability Maturity Model Level 4 software engineering facilities in the Army, certified by the world-renowned Software Engineering Institute. Add to that the enormous capability provided by the AMRDEC Prototype Integration Facility, which has quickly become "The Army's Premier Rapid Response Organization," and you gain a sense of the breadth of end-to-end capability that the AMRDEC provides to its customers.
AMRDEC is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to develop technology and engineering solutions for America's Soldiers.
RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. AMC is the Army's premier provider of materiel readiness -- technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection, and sustainment -- to the total force, across the spectrum of joint military operations. If a Soldier shoots it, drives it, flies it, wears it, eats it or communicates with it, AMC provides it.