About ECBC

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The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (CCDC Chemical Biological Center) is the primary Department of Defense technical organization for non-medical chemical and biological defense.

CCDC Chemical Biological Center possesses an unrivaled chemical biological research and development infrastructure with scientists, engineers, technicians and specialists located at four different sites in the United States: Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Pine Bluff, Ark., Rock Island, Ill., and Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.

CCDC Chemical Biological Center has a unique role in technology development that cannot be duplicated by private industry or research universities. It fosters research, development, testing, and application of technologies for protecting warfighters, first responders and the nation from chemical and biological warfare agents. CCDC Chemical Biological Center is currently developing better ways to remotely detect these chemical and biological materials – before the warfighter or first responder ever enters the threat zone. CCDC Chemical Biological Center is also developing a new generation of technologies to counter everything from homemade explosives to biological aerosols to traditional and non-traditional chemical hazards.

Our Mission – Provide innovative chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) defense capabilities to enable the Joint Warfighters’ dominance on the battlefield and interagency defense of the homeland.

Our Vision – Be the premier provider of innovative CBRNE solutions for the Army, DOD, the Nation, and our allies.




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CCDC Chemical Biological Center Technical Core Competencies
  • Chemistry & Biological Sciences
  • CBRNE Analysis & Testing
  • CBRNE Agent Handling & Surety
  • Science & Technology for Emerging Threats
  • CBRNE Materiel Acquisition
  • CBRNE Munitions Field Operations
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