The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC)
Also known as the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center (NSC), or simply as Natick Labs is an element of the United States Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
The NSRDEC is the science behind the Soldier–dedicated to delivering world-class research, development and systems engineering services to improve survivability on the battlefield.
NSRDEC exists to develop and test new material systems for U.S. Army soldiers.
It has been the prime developer of MREs, elements of the Future Force Warrior System, the PALS grid and other items and methods used in the modern American military.
DISCOVER THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SOLDIER at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC)
TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN, WARFIGHTER FOCUSED:
Made up of a diverse workforce comprised of scientists, engineers, technologists and equipment designers, the NSRDEC is the expert in Soldier systems research and development.
The NSRDEC brings the fastest delivery of the most capable equipment solutions to the Soldier, adding value that empowers and protects them on the battlefield.
DRIVING INNOVATION TOGETHER The NSRDEC:
Values the Soldier perspective and the expertise and knowledge of other organizations, and has strong working relationships across the Army, the Department of Defense and with other government agencies.