US Army

Army research partners are vital to the ISN Mission. They collaborate on basic and applied research, provide guidance on the Soldier relevancy of ISN projects, and participate in transitioning of outcomes of ISN research.
25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy Air Assault instructors conduct a rooftop insertion during a Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System and Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction System (FRIES/SPIES) Master course on May 26, 2021, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Lekendrick Stallworth

The ISN is administered for the US Army by the Army Research Office, a part of the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory, under the auspices of the US Army Futures Command. More than just a sponsor, the US Army is an important partner in solving the problems of the Soldier. While the ISN's nanotechnology approach is new, scientists at the Army have been working to address Soldiers' challenges—like excess weight and insufficient ballistic protection—for decades. The ISN maintains substantial interactions with many Army science and technology laboratories and centers, including:

DEVCOM Armament Center

DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory

DEVCOM Aviation and Missile Center


DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center

DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center

DEVCOM Soldier Center

Madigan Army Medical Center

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

US Army Institute for Surgical Research (USAISR)

US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)

US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM)

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)