The Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, more commonly known as CERDEC, actively advances Soldier capabilities that enable situational awareness and understanding, establish and secure communications, and protect Soldiers from surprise attack.
As an Army applied research center under the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, CERDEC provides the diverse technical expertise and operational awareness and understanding to develop, engineer and foresee essential Army needs in mission command and intelligence technologies, applications and networks designed to connect and protect the Soldier. Whether Soldier-borne or on vehicle or aviation platforms, the Army relies on CERDEC’s technical expertise to develop and/or seek out capability advancements to address Soldier needs.
CERDEC works with Defense Department and national basic research organizations and labs to influence research investment and adopt, adapt and mature relevant scientific breakthroughs. CERDEC maintains close ties to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s centers of excellence and operational units to stay in touch with the evolving realities of the Soldier environment, anticipate challenges, refine requirements and inform operational tactics, techniques and procedures.