U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center
Definition/Scope: TARDEC, part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), is headquartered at the Detroit Arsenal, Warren, Mich. It is the Nation's laboratory for advanced military automotive technology. TARDEC's mission is to provide full service life cycle engineering support to the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, the Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems, the Program Executive Office for Combat Support and Combat Service Support, and the Program Manager for Future Combat Systems Brigade Combat Team. TARDEC supports more than 2800 Army systems and many of the Army's and DoD's top joint warfighter development programs. TARDEC develops and integrates the right technology solutions to improve the effectiveness of the current force and realize the superior capability of the future force in order to facilitate Army transformation. Its technical staff leads research in ground vehicle survivability, mobility, intelligent systems, and maneuver support and sustainment.
Used For:Tank-Automotive Components Laboratory
Narrower Terms:Active Protection System
Related Terms:Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center