Aerial photo of the RELLIS Campus
Director's Cut
Howdy from RELLIS!

The RELLIS (acronym for the Aggie core values of Respect, Excellence, Loyalty, Leadership, Integrity and Service) campus serves as the home for BCDC and we're proud to be a part of all the activities happening here to support both Texas and the nation. The photo above was taken last month and you can see the Research Integration Center on the top right, as well as ongoing construction of the Ballistic Aero-optics and Materials (BAM) test range and the Innovation Proving Ground (IPG). With our facilities coming online in the coming months, we have participated in several industry, government and academia visits---some specifically for BCDC, others as part of a showcase of the greater Texas A&M University System commitment to national security research. The question remains where do you potentially see yourself as part of this landscape with us?

Thank you & Gig ‘em---

Ross

Ross T. Guieb
Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)
BCDC Executive Director
U.S. Rep. McCaul and Former Texas Gov. Perry Visit
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX, 10) and former Texas Governor (and Texas A&M Former Student) Rick Perry '72 visited the BCDC on Feb. 24th for a tour and capabilities overview. Texas A&M University President Dr. Kathy Banks and Vice Chancellor/Dean for Texas A&M Engineering joined in on the visit.
BCDC Executive Director Ross Guieb, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, Texas A&M President Dr. Kathy Banks, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX, 10), and Vice Chancellor for Engineering Dr. John Hurtado following a tour and overview of BCDC facilities.
Welcome - John Diem
We are proud to welcome Mr. John Diem to the BCDC team as the new IPG Director. John recently retired as the Executive Director for U.S. Army Operational Test Command at Fort Hood, so he brings a wealth of testing and evaluation experience. He's no stranger to Aggieland, as he's class of '78 and a former member of Company K-1 in the Corps of Cadets.
Civil Air Patrol Visit
Air Force Research Lab Visit
BCDC Executive Director Ross Guieb with cadets from the George H.W. Bush Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron on 25 Jan.
We were proud to host cadets from the George H.W. Bush Composite Civil Air Patrol squadron for a tour and overview on Jan. 25th.
Staff from Air Force Research Lab visited BCDC on Jan 19th for a tour and capabilities overview.
Select staff from Air Force Research Lab visited BCDC on Jan. 19th to discuss directed energy research and facilities.

BAM Construction Update
IPG Construction Update
BAM construction continues on-schedule as we anticipate being prepared to conduct hypersonic ground test flights in the facility starting in April 2023.

Construction progress continues with the IPG in both the Maneuver Challenge Course and the Off-road Test Area. The IPG remains on-schedule for completion in Fall 2022.

Prototype Lab Update
BCDC hosts potential industry partners
Image of the prototype lab.
While we had some supply chain delays due to COVID regarding equipment for the prototype lab within the Research Integration Center, many of the key tools have arrived since our last update.
As progress on facility construction continues, we continue to meet with multiple potential industry and government partners. IBM, ATS, ERDC among others are who we have met with recently.
Research Integration Center
BCDC In the News
Feb 2022 Photo of the Research Integration Center
With the arrival of equipment for the prototype lab, visible progress on BAM and IPG construction, and arrival of new key staff members; the RIC has become a showcase on how the Texas A&M University System is committed to accelerating national security efforts.

Recent news items of interest:

The Eagle (Bryan/College Station):


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