BRYAN – The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents unanimously approved on Thursday the construction of a $130 million testing hub and combat development complex for the U.S. Army’s Futures Command at the RELLIS Campus.
The complex will include a $50 million facility equipped with laboratories and accelerator space and offices for the command, which is headquartered in Austin. It will also include an outdoor testing ground.
The A&M System has allocated about $80 million to construct the Research Innovation Center where researchers, students, industry, government, and the military can collaborate to modernize the Army.
The school has begun hiring about 25 research engineers and will hire another 30 support personnel in the coming months to work alongside the Army. The Army would be sending about five people to the Brazos Valley to work at the facility.
A groundbreaking ceremony will take place this fall.
Work began on the RELLIS campus at SH 21 and SH 47 in 2016.
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