U.S. Army operational effectiveness relies on the ability to rapidly bring together the right information, resources and capabilities for Soldiers to take timely, definitive action.
The Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance – or C5ISR – Center, is an Army applied research and advanced technology development center under the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, or CCDC, which is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command.
The CCDC C5ISR Center discovers and develops innovative technologies that enable information superiority and tactical overmatch for our country’s most important customer: our Joint Forces.
As the Army’s primary integrator of C5ISR technologies and systems, the center conducts applied Research and Development, or R&D, across a wide variety of capability areas that touch all six of the Army’s Modernization priorities. These include cyberspace operations, electronic warfare, Intelligence, data analysis and fusion, tactical network design, wireless communications, radar, sensors, electro-optics, mission command applications, autonomy and machine learning, power and energy, modeling and simulation, counter-IED, minefield detection/defeat and Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing.
The CCDC C5ISR Center also works closely with Defense Department and national basic research organizations to influence research investment and adopt, adapt and mature relevant scientific breakthroughs. Moreover, the center maintains close ties to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Centers of Excellence and operational units in order to stay in touch with the evolving realities of the Soldier environment, anticipate challenges, refine requirements and inform operational tactics, techniques and procedures.
The C5ISR Center utilizes its diverse technical expertise, Soldier feedback and a systems-of-systems engineering approach to develop solutions that will provide unprecedented levels of situational awareness, information superiority and precision targeting to our Joint Forces, regardless of the environment in which they are operating.
More than 3,000 Department of the Army civilians, military service members and contractors make up C5ISR Center’s workforce of scientists, engineers and business support professionals. Headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., the C5ISR Center has more than 1.4 million square feet of state-of-the-art laboratories, test beds and integration facilities, which feature extended connectivity to national labs and other military research organizations across the country. The C5ISR Center also has personnel and facilities located at Ft. Belvoir, Va.; Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ; Ft. Sill, OK and various other locations.
To enable the networked Warfighter by discovering, developing, and rapidly delivering innovative technologies that enable decisive lethality through information dominance in Multi-Domain Operations.
An Army that dominates the electromagnetic spectrum, commands the operation, and creates decisive effects. Any time, any place.