CCDC Soldier Center

Agency/Department

FLC Region

Security Lab

Yes

Address

AMSRD-NSC-AD-B
15 Kansas Street
Natick, MA 01760
United States

Description

The Natick Soldier Center (NSC) is located at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., under the Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM). We have the dedicated mission to maximize the soldier's survivability, sustainability, mobility, combat effectiveness and quality of life by treating the soldier as a system. Situated near the nation's birthplace of the Army, NSC is the birthplace of the soldier as a system concept. From its early manifestation in the Soldier Integrated Protective Ensemble (SIPE) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD), through transition to the PM managed Land Warrior (LW) program, to the current Future Force Warrior (FFW) ATD supporting the Army's transformation to the Future Force. NSC's focus has always been on the soldier. We accomplish our mission through basic and applied research, technology development and demonstration, and engineering of combat clothing and individual equipment, rations and food service equipment, airdrop systems, shelters, and organizational equipment. We also integrate and transition the technologies for combat-essential elements of command and control, survivability, lethality, sustainability and mobility into the soldier system and warrior systems for other services and agencies. We are in direct support of the Army's S&T vision, strategy, and Transformation Objectives. Our vision is to be the recognized center of choice for individual warrior-related technologies and warrior systems, and internationally known as a preeminent provider of research, development, engineering and integration services.

Mission

  • Manage the development, integration and experimentation of all technology aspects of the Joint Army, USMC, Military Operations in Urban Terrain ACTD and Pathfinder ACTD.
  • Ensure that the Science & Technology Program addresses the soldiers' needs, and supports the Army's S&T vision, strategy, and Transformation Objectives.
  • Advance and transition modular and reconfigurable soldier system technologies that will benefit and serve the next generation warfighter's operational capabilities.
  • Serve as a focal point among emergency response professionals, military personnel and civilians in high-risk occupations for exchange of information regarding protective clothing and individual equipment materials, systems and testing.

Tech Areas

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Apparatus And Method To Test Abrasion Resistance Of Material Using Airborne Particulate (Blown Sand Abrader - BSA)
Body Cooling Garment
Handheld Sprayer With Liquid Chlorine Dioxide Disinfectant
Long Range Patrol Water Container
Mobile Field Griddle (MFG)
Portable Chemical Sterilzer
Unitized Group Ration - Express™ (UGR-E™)
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Facilities
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Center of Excellence for Inflatable Composite Structures
2-Person Chamber for MOPP Ensemble Man in Simulant Test (MIST)
45-FOOT HIGH DROP TOWER
ADVANCED FOOD PROCESSING LABORATORY
AERIAL DELIVERY DESIGN AND FABRICATION FACILITY
AIRCRAFT ROLLER TEST FACILITY
ANALYTICAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
BALLISTIC EYEWEAR TEST APPARATUS
BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY
BURNER TEST FACILITY

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Facilities and Equipment brochure

This booklet is provided to industry, academia and government agencies to show the testing facilities and capabilities that can be made available for use on a fee-for-service basis. If you require the use of facilities and associated testing services for your testing requirements we may be able to assist with those needs. P l e a s e c a l l u s a t ( 5 0 8 ) 2 3 3 - 4 1 8 4 f o r mo r e information.
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