Texas to Become Test Center 12 August, 2019

A Texas university will be home to a 130 million US Dollar combat development complex used by Army Futures Command. 


Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS campus in Bryan will be the new home to accelerator space, laboratories and offices for the four-star command. The announcement was made in a news release Thursday after the board of regents authorized the contract.


The building will cost Texas A&M System 50 million US Dollar, according to the release. It will also invest 30 million US Dollar in infrastructure improvements for the new facility. The remaining 50 million US Dollar was appropriated by the Texas legislature and will go toward an outdoor testing area at RELLIS.


The complex will include a kilometer-long tunnel that will make Texas A&M Engineering “the hypersonics research capital of the country,” said M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering.

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