Early soldier input is key

To move technology into the marketplace faster, Texas A&M is testing a process called “Agile Technology Development.” Based on principles used extensively in the software industry, the Agile approach is intended to discover and nurture new technologies quickly, bringing various products to the prototyping stage.

Adaptive Optics

Texas A&M University is taking a lead role in laser research through its agreement with Army Futures Command. Texas A&M engineers are trying to create a new method for dealing with the refraction of lasers as they race through the atmosphere.

Materials for Extreme Environments

The scorching heat caused by speeds exceeding Mach 5 radically alters how different materials tolerate collision. Texas A&M, through its partnership with Army Futures Command, is working to mitigate damage from extreme speed blasts and shock waves.

Smarter Combat Vehicles = Safer Soldiers

Today’s warriors expect to go into battle with reliable communications systems, but that can be a problem in harsh environments. To address these challenges, Texas A&M is opening an outdoor testing site for U.S. researchers to test communications systems in a battlefield setting.

George H.W. Bush Namesake for the Bush Combat Development Complex

The Bush family has a deep love of Texas A&M and the state of Texas. That’s why Texas A&M is the home of President George H.W. Bush’s presidential library and museum, and the world-renowned Bush School of Government and Public Service, named in his honor.

Letter from the Vice Chancellor of Engineering and National Laboratories

Dr. M. Katherine Banks shares her thoughts on the innovation and research being conducted at the George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex and how The Texas A&M University System is uniquely positioned to be a leader in providing technologies for the country’s national defense needs.