U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, known as DEVCOM, is a team of world-class scientists, engineers, analysts, technicians and support staff who are fully focused on empowering America’s Soldiers today and in the future. We leverage cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum effects, autonomy, robotics, advanced energetics, and synthetic biology to give Soldiers the ability to see, sense, decide and act faster than their adversaries.

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A Team of Teams

DEVCOM is a world-class team of science and technology experts, explorers and developers who are fully focused on empowering the future American Soldier.

The DEVCOM Team is formed by U.S. Army Soldiers, Civilians and contractors. Engineers, scientists, technicians and analysts, many of whom are the Army’s leading experts in their fields, are part of the team. They leverage cutting-edge technologies, such as synthetic biology, hypersonic weapons, quantum, energetics, autonomy, robotics and artificial intelligence to empower the American Soldier with the data and ability to see, sense, make decisions and act faster than our adversaries – today and in the future.

The composition of the DEVCOM workforce is:

Army Soldiers 1% Army Civilians 53% Contractors 46%

The DEVCOM Team comprises seven technology centers, a research laboratory, and three regionally aligned international/forward elements. All of them work as one team around the globe in support of DEVCOM's mission and vision.


Accelerate research, development, engineering and analysis to deliver warfighter capabilities.


DEVCOM is the Army’s leader and integrator within a global ecosystem of technological innovation and scientific exploration.


Warfighters have the combat capabilities necessary to WIN on the battlefield of the future.

DEVCOM Leadership

DEVCOM Forward Elements

DEVCOM Forward Elements serve as the DEVCOM interface to enable decisive Multi-Domain Operations by identifying cooperative science and technology opportunities; facilitating interaction with foreign government and non-government entities and industry; promoting interoperability among allies; and supporting basic and applied research to develop capabilities and partner capacity that support the U.S. Army.

DEVCOM - Americas

DEVCOM - Atlantic

DEVCOM - Indo-Pacific


The DEVCOM team provides scientific and engineering expertise to support six modernization priorities the U.S. Army established to accomplish Multi-Domain Operations:

  • Long Range Precision Fires – DEVCOM Armaments Center serves as the command’s lead integrator with the LRPF Cross Functional Team, with support from DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory and the DEVCOM C5ISR, Aviation & Missile and Analysis Centers.
  • Next Generation Combat Vehicle – DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center serves as the command’s lead integrator with the NGCF CFT, with support from ARL and the C5ISR, Chemical Biological, Armaments, Aviation & Missile and Data & Analysis Centers.
  • Future Vertical Lift – DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center serves as the command’s lead integrator with the FVL CFT, with support from ARL, and the Armaments, C5ISR and Data & Analysis Centers.
  • Army Network and Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing – DEVCOM C5ISR Center serves as the command’s lead integrator with the Net CFT and APNT CFT, with support from the Army Research Laboratory and the Aviation & Missile, Soldier and Data & Analysis Centers.
  • Air and Missile Defense – DEVCOM’s Aviation & Missile Center serves as the command’s lead integrator with the AMD CFT, with support from DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory, DEVCOM Armaments Center, DEVCOM C5ISR Center and DEVCOM Analysis Center.
  • Soldier Lethality and Synthetic Training Environment – DEVCOM Soldier Center serves as the command’s lead integrator with the SL CFT and STE CFT, with support from the Army Research Laboratory and the Armaments, C5ISR and Data & Analysis Centers.


DEVCOM’s mission is to continually deliver capabilities by proactively exploring basic and foundational research.

DEVCOM defines a Priority Research Area as a research area of particular significance or importance because it aligns with perceived warfighting gaps or opportunities.

The goal of Priority Research Areas is to unlock the realm of the possible by expanding the realm of the known to succeed against any adversary to ensure enduring Army modernization.

The current Army and DEVCOM Priority Research Areas include: Disruptive Energetics; RF Electronic Materials; Quantum; Hypersonic Flight; Artificial Intelligence; Autonomy; Synthetic Biology; Material by Design; and Science of Additive Manufacturing.

PRAs should also have the following key characteristics:

  • Knowledge product deliverable – a living document, and reference, capturing the progression of discoveries to the scientific questions in scope and updated impact to the Army
  • Qualitative dramatic impact – fostering overmatch and characterizing opportunities in the future Army operating environment
  • Ambitious and challenging requiring DEVCOM’s diverse talent working collaboratively in an empowered capacity to investigate the limits of possibility
  • High potential to seed future transformational capabilities and priority research
  • Envisioned to execute with 6.1-6.2 funding


Project Convergence is the Joint Force experimenting with speed, range and decision dominance to achieve overmatch, and inform the Joint Warfighting Concept and Joint All Domain Command and Control.

It’s a campaign of learning that leverages a series of joint, multi-domain engagements to integrate artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomy to improve battlefield situational awareness, connect sensors with shooters, and accelerate the decision-making timeline.

Project Convergence Technology Gateway

Technology Gateway is a great opportunity for industry to showcase their emerging capabilities in an operational environment and engage DEVCOM in preparation for Project Convergence.

Army Futures Command welcomes its industry, academia and non-traditional partners to collaborate with them.

Technology Collaboration Areas include:

  • Sensor
  • Robotics
  • Effect (kinetic/non-kinetic)
  • Artificial Intelligence | Machine Learning
  • C2 (Maneuver; Fires; Intel)
  • Medical
  • Protection (EW; Physical)
  • Sustainment
  • Communications (SATCOM; Aerial; Terrestrial)
  • Autonomy
  • Cloud Computing
  • Assured PNT
  • Planning

Potential Partnership Mechanisms include:

·  Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)

·  Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs)

·  Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program

·  Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Program

·  Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs)

·  Many other opportunities to explore

Visit DEVCOM's enterprise website to learn more about the command, learn how you can JOIN OUR TEAM, and explore opportunities to PARTNER WITH US.


Partnerships are essential to the Combat Capabilities Development Command's (DEVCOM) ability to deliver the Army's modernization priorities and design a deliberate future force. We welcome our potential industry, academia and non-traditional partners to reach out to us through the contact information listed below.

Partnership Agreements

The two most common methods of partnering with DEVCOM are Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), and Patent License Agreements (PLAs).

DEVCOM also partners with the Army Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs, which give small businesses an opportunity to identify, develop and demonstrate highly innovative technologies for Army Soldiers.

CRADAs allow one or more DEVCOM laboratories and one or more non-federal parties to enter into agreements to conduct specified research and development-related activities that are consistent with the laboratory’s mission.

PLAs are a method for private entities to license DEVCOM-patented intellectual property.

Technology Gateway

A great way to partner with DEVCOM is through Technology Gateway. This is a collaborative experiment between the Army and industry partners to enable collective innovation and identify novel technology capabilities that will help the Army achieve its goals.

DEVCOM collaborates with Army Futures Command to expand the Army’s ability to experiment, evolve and deliver technologies to address critical capabilities.

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Visit DEVCOM's enterprise website to learn more about the command, and career and partnership opportunities.

DEVCOM encourages interested industry, academia and non-traditional potential partners to contact us through the following links:

DEVCOM Headquarters, Strategic Communication and Public Affairs:

DEVCOM Headquarters, Congressional Affairs Office:

DEVCOM Headquarters, Science & Technology Integration, Partnerships Division:

DEVCOM Headquarters, Science & Technology Integration, Technology Transfer Division:

DEVCOM Analysis Center:

DEVCOM Armaments Center:

DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory:

DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center:

DEVCOM C5ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Center:

DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center:

DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center -

DEVCOM Soldier Center:

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command - DEVCOM - Public Affairs Office provides guidance, management and oversight of all command public affairs activities in the areas of public information, media relations, community relations and command information.

Contact Information:

DEVCOM HQ Public Affairs:

Command Address:

Headquarters, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

ATTN: DEVCOM HQ G9 - Strategic Communication and Public Affairs Office

6662 Gunner Circle, Bldg. 3071, Room 219

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005