The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, or TARDEC, located at Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan, is the nation's laboratory for advanced military automotive technology.

TARDEC is one of six research, development and engineering centers in the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to ensure decisive overmatch for unified land operations to empower the Army, the joint warfighter and the nation.

The center's mission is to research, develop, engineer, leverage and integrate advanced technology into ground systems and support equipment throughout the lifecycle.

TARDEC's 1,100 researchers and engineers develop and maintain vehicles for all U.S. Armed Forces, many federal agencies and more than 60 foreign countries.

The organization pushes the state-of-the-art in ground vehicle survivability, mobility, intelligent systems, maneuver support and sustainment and researches, develops, engineers and integrates advanced technology into ground systems and support equipment, such as smaller, lighter, more mobile and survivable ground vehicles; enhanced lightweight armor for better ballistics protection; enhanced fuels, lubricants; and water supply and waste water treatment.

The center leads several Army future combat systems science and technology efforts collaborating with the Army's combat developers to ensure that it fields robust equipment that meets aggressive cost, schedule and performance standards.

Challenging Careers

* Electrical Engineers
* Engineering Technicians
* Engineer and Scientist Journeymen
* Mechanical Engineers
* Scientists
* Training Specialists

Learn more about TARDEC by visiting its website: www.army.mil/tardec