ORLANDO, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) has been awarded two of the ten 2009 Army Greatest Invention Awards. The awards, selected by Active Duty Soldiers based on their impact on the Army's capabilities, their inventiveness and their potential benefits outside the Army, were announced during a luncheon Nov. 29 at the 27th Army Science Conference.

The TARDEC technologies recognized are:

- Overhead Wire Mitigation kit

- Landmine Blast Field Event Reconstruction Using Computational Modeling and Simulation.

"These technologies are helping keep warfighters safe, which is our ultimate goal," explained TARDEC Director Grace Bochenek. "I am again impressed by the great things we are able to accomplish when we work together as an organization and with our many partners."