Texas A&M University System, U.S. Army and Army Futures Command (AFC) officials and the Bush family were on the RELLIS Campus Oct. 12 for the official groundbreaking and naming of the new Bush Combat Development Complex, named in honor of former President George H.W. Bush.
On Oct. 2, U.S. Senator John Cornyn, the U.S. Army Futures Command and The Texas A&M University System announced a cooperative agreement that will provide up to $65 million over five years to Texas A&M, which will support research into new technologies to help the Army Futures Command modernize the nation’s fighting force.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.