Advanced Capabilities Mission:

Deliver Joint Warfighting Concepts (JWCs) to Prototype Capabilities.

Transition the Valley of Death.

Advanced Capabilities Roles:

• Develop and support future Warfighting concepts and integrated architectures

• Close capability gaps in support of defense modernization

• Strengthen engineering authorities and policies

• Conduct continuous stakeholder engagement to support development and delivery of capability to the Joint force, Joint Warfighter, and Combatant Commanders

• Ensure test range infrastructure and facilities support current and future needs

The primary technology transition enabler within DDR&E(AC) bridges the divide between technology discovery and fielded operations in the warfighter domain.

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Chief Engineer for Advanced Capabilities


Prototypes and Experiments


Test Resource Management Center



Directorate of Defense Research and
Engineering for Advanced Capabilities
The Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301