In partnership with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, ETC remains committed to supporting the Department of Defense’s requirements for new energetic systems. As required by the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, this study’s goal is to deliver a strategic plan for the U. S. military to maintain technological superiority in energetics and energetic based systems critical to our national security.



ETC is working towards capturing, analyzing, and distributing technical information to enable rapid and facile development of next generation weapon systems. Our system will provide autonomous ingestion of technical information on a global scale to facilitate identification of new high performance target compounds, formulations, and munitions designs.



ETC is developing machine-assisted discovery and invention based automated tools in support of scientists and engineers dedicated to the development of new energetic materials and weapon systems. Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) algorithms developed by ETC will accelerate engineering and design programs for new undersea weapons.



Through a Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) with the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), ETC supports the Laboratory’s (ARL) Robotics Research Collaboration Center (R2C2) located at Grace’s Quarters, MD. Our mission is to build an ecosystem for partnership engagement and leverage opportunities to host research teams from military, academic, and industry partners sharing common goals and interests.



Indian Head FastFORWARD is an ecosystem that cultivates energetic science and technology. The focus is to support both the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division and the economic development and revitalization of the town of Indian Head, Maryland.



ETC’s goal is to simplify the ability of small businesses, especially underrepresented firms, to impact the Navy’s mission to maintain, train, and equip combat-ready Naval forces. It will add more capabilities for winning wars, deterring aggression, and defending our freedom.


ARL xTechSearch

Using the proven approach of “Prize Competitions”, the ETC xTechSearch Program attempts connects technology companies to the Army’s technical community to jointly develop solutions to the Army’s most challenging problems.