Welcome to Aberdeen Proving Ground. Our workforce has more than 21,000 military, and contractor employees responsible for numerous technical achievements across a broad spectrum of military capabilities. If a Soldier uses a piece of technology for protection, intelligence, to shoot, to move or to communicate chances are it was developed, tested and fielded by an APG organization.
Aberdeen Proving Ground is now one of the most diversified military installations in the United States and the work that takes place at this 72,000 acre complex touches almost every aspect of U.S. military operations. Home to the world's leaders in research, development, testing and evaluation of material, APG military and civilian personnel have profoundly impacted the way that wars are fought.
For much of its 95 year history, APG was known as a test and evaluation facility for the Army and home to Ordnance troops. More recently, because of the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005 and other factors, APG evolved into a hub of research, development, test and evaluation activity for the joint services. Not only has the installation grown larger, its role among military bases changed. Considered by military leaders as a "megabase," APG serves as a premiere center for science and technology.