About Us

Providing our Military With Cutting Edge Technology. Advanced Prototyping. Superior Engineering Services.

The Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center is the Army’s focal point for providing research, development, and engineering technology and services for aviation and missile platforms across the life cycle.

The Aviation and Missile Center has a long history of providing unparalleled service to its aviation and missile customers, while always striving to provide the greatest service to its ultimate customer, the Warfighter, by providing technology and weapon system solutions to ensure his/her victory on the battlefield.

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The Center's mission is to “deliver collaborative and innovative aviation and missile capabilities for responsive and cost-effective research, development and life cycle engineering solutions” in order to equip the Warfighter with the best technology today and tomorrow.

To the employees, the mission statement means focusing on meeting both current and future life cycle needs in support of America's Warfighter. The 3,000+ talented and technically-proficient Government employees have built a reputation for finding creative solutions, rapidly transitioning technologies, and providing synergistic expertise to customers and stakeholders. The Warfighter, Program Executive Offices, Program Managers, numerous Department of Defense, and other Federal agencies, as well as academia and industrial researchers, seek our science and technology expertise, which is characterized by hard working, talented personnel, and unique test bed capabilities.

The macro impact of the mission statement is that the Aviation and Missile Center is a valued partner for the Warfighter by rapidly providing technology, critical materiel, analyses, and system support for the entire life cycle. Approximately 20 missile systems, 10 aviation platforms, numerous unmanned platforms, and other major weapon systems are supported by the Center.

Our overarching goal, to provide the Warfighter with materiel and technology that will enable swift and decisive victory through technological superiority, has built a shared sense of purpose and focuses management and employees on rapidly providing the technology needed to achieve the Center's vision.

The CCDC Aviation & Missile Center is part of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, which conducts responsive research, development and life cycle engineering to deliver the aviation and missile capabilities the Army depends on to ensure victory on the battlefield today and tomorrow. CCDC is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command.