The Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS Campus is the site of the comprehensive George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC) – a comprehensive ecosystem unlike any other in the nation. The U.S. Army Futures Command will use the RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas, as its central hub where the newest and most innovative ideas for modernizing the Army are tested and evaluated. The aim is to shorten the time it takes to get emerging technologies from the lab to the field and maximize technology capabilities through soldier and stakeholder feedback.
The BCDC will be an ecosystem of national-level expertise and cutting-edge facilities that enable applied research, development, testing and evaluation in critical technologies of particular importance to the Department of Defense. BCDC will lead a collaboration of university researchers, industry, and government laboratories, providing dedicated, highly accessible research facilities and workspaces to accelerate the development, integration, and transfer of technology to revolutionize defense capabilities.
A Texas A&M University System activity, administered by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), the Bush Combat Development Complex employs world-class researchers in a secure ecosystem of state-of-the-art facilities to expand the field of knowledge and develop innovative technology in support of the Department of Defense, other government agencies, and the defense industrial base.
The BCDC is a living laboratory to address some of the Army’s most pressing challenges. Through its partnership, the Texas A&M University System and Army Futures Command will be able to quickly evaluate prototypes that can be tested by soldiers in a real-world environment at this unique campus.