TARDEC -- the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center -- provides engineering and scientific expertise for numerous U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) ground system conceptualization, research, development, testing, evaluation, acquisition and sustainment efforts. 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.

The strategy is shaped through TARDEC's enduring engagement with the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), our higher headquarters -- specifically, the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) and the Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM), the Army's acquisition and program of record management community, numerous other Science and Technology (S&T) organizations across DoD, other federal agencies, industry, academia and international partners.

Also informing TARDEC's strategy are the realities presented in the country's strategic, technological and fiscal environments. To sufficiently address this complex operating environment, TARDEC planners reviewed almost all national, defense and Army guidance published after 2010, while collaborating closely with our stakeholders to understand their perspectives.