BCDC eNewsletter – June Edition Howdy from Aggieland! I’m humbled to serve as the first George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC) Executive Director and to lead this comprehensive research ecosystem, which is unlike any other in the nation. We have a lot of hard work ahead of us, but already exciting things are happening […]
Military, Defense Industry Gather at Texas A&M to Plan Future of Battlefield Communication
Dr. John Hurtado, Interim Engineering Dean and Vice Chancellor, welcomes NDIA symposium participants at Texas A&M University in July. A&M System Hosts Symposium, Offers Research and Testing Help BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System is wrapping up a symposium of vital national importance here today with 300 military and defense industry leaders. […]
Texas A&M Engineering awarded 5-year, up to $24M Army research contract
BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS—The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) recently received a proposed five-year, up to $24-million contract from the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to conduct basic research in establishing a collaborative distributed proving ground that will support autonomous vehicle research across various environments and domains at the George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC) […]
University of Texas and Bush Combat Development Complex robotics collaboration begins
Research teams at The Texas A&M University System’s George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC) and The University of Texas at Austin (UT) have begun a collaborative research effort to modernize the Army’s autonomous systems.
A proving ground for proving grounds: Bush Combat Development Complex’s IPG
The Innovation Proving Ground (IPG) is an outdoor test and experimentation facility capable of rigorously assessing innovative technologies and prototypes in an operational, real-world setting – it will be a proving ground for proving grounds on Texas A&M University System’s The RELLIS Campus. With $50 million funded by the Texas Legislature to assist the Army Futures Command, the […]
Nancy Currie-Gregg named interim deputy director and chief technology officer
The Texas A&M University System has named Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg interim deputy director and chief technology officer of the George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC). She assumed the duties of the position June 7.
New RELLIS infrastructure to undergird Army innovation
The Texas A&M System Board of Regents took an important step toward this shared goal by appropriating $13.1 million for infrastructure improvements on the west side of RELLIS. The improvements will undergird two testing ranges for next-generation technology: the Innovation Proving Ground (IPG) and the Ballistic, Aero-optics, and Materials (BAM) Test Range.
John Hurtado named interim vice chancellor and interim agency director
Dr. John Hurtado has been named the new interim vice chancellor of engineering, interim dean of engineering and interim agency director of TEES.
Air Force Academy cadets test capstone project at Texas A&M
An engineering team of cadets from the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) traveled to Texas A&M University (TAMU) recently to test their senior capstone design project with the two-stage light gas gun in The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Hypervelocity Impacts Laboratory (HVIL).
Innovation Proving Ground hosts first customer
Maj. Gen. Ross Coffman, NGCV director, Gen. John Murray, AFC commanding general, and Lt. Gen. Scott McKean, AFC deputy commanding general, talk to Greg Colvin, RCV deputy chief engineer at GVSC, about the RCV-Light prototype vehicle being tested at the IPG on RELLIS Campus in February. The George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex’s (BCDC) Innovation […]
RELLIS-3D dataset first of its kind to advance off-road autonomous navigation
Bush Combat Development Complex and Army Research Laboratory researchers have partnered together to create the first dataset to advance off-road autonomous navigation.
Texas A&M regents OK world-class engineering feat
The Texas A&M System Board of Regents Thursday approved a plan to build a hypersonic tunnel at the George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex on the RELLIS Campus in two, half-kilometer phases.
Army Futures Command leader to hold panel at Texas Tribune Festival Sept. 27
Gen. John M. Murray, commanding general for the U.S. Army Futures Command, will be a panelist at the Texas Tribune Festival (TribFest) on Friday, Sept. 27 at 8:45 a.m. in the Texas Public Policy Foundation room at the McCombs Events Center in Austin. Join to hear how The Texas A&M System’s RELLIS Campus fits into the Army Futures Command’s plans to put the future to the test.
Texas A&M System Regents approve RELLIS to be central testing hub for Army Futures Command
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Thursday authorized the construction of a $130 million combat development complex at the Texas A&M System’s RELLIS Campus in Bryan. The complex will include a one-of-a-kind, kilometer-long tunnel that will make Texas A&M Engineering “the hypersonics research capital of the country,” said M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering.
Industry Showcases Robotic Combat Vehicles To Army Futures Command
The Army Futures Command today got its first glimpse at the future of robotic combat vehicles with industry leaders demonstrating existing technologies to the news media and a group of invited VIPs. The five days of evaluations are the first in a series of technology demonstrations to help the Army Futures Command create the requirements for the next generation of robotic combat vehicles.
Texas A&M System Shows Off Ways It Can Help Army Futures Command
Students, researchers and professors from The Texas A&M University System – including those at the flagship campus in College Station and at the nearby 2,000-acre RELLIS campus – recently showcased a wide range of work and projects that could help the U.S. military in its quest for modernization.
The Texas A&M University System To Play Role In Army’s Futures Command Partnership
The Texas A&M University System will join a consortium of higher education institutions and state agencies that will offer expertise, research and innovations in support of the U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) in Austin, the U.S. Army announced Friday from the Pentagon.