Defense Mobility Enterprise (DME)

is a partnership between Government and industry/academia through a legal agreement known as a Section 815 Other Transaction Agreement (OTA).

This partnership provides a means for collaborative planning, coordinated research, and Government contracting for future Department of Defense (DoD) Ground Vehicle and Robotic Systems.

The single point of contact for the Government side of the DME is the AMO OTA GROUP of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC), located at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, MI. They collaborate with a network of Government labs, R&D centers, Government program offices, and Government stakeholders, all with an interest in advancing the current and future technology in producing prototypes for Ground Vehicle Systems and Robotics.

The Industry/Academia side of the DME is the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC). The NAMC is a non-profit organization consisting of industry, academia, and nonprofits vested in current and future advancements in-ground vehicle and autonomous systems and their supporting technologies.

Industry and Academia

National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC)

As one of the longest-serving Department of Defense (DoD) consortiums and a non-profit organization, the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) acts as a bridge between the DoD and the organizations that can complete high-priority government projects. NAMC members compete and collaborate to develop manned and unmanned autonomous Ground Vehicle Systems and technologies that make a difference for U.S. troops.

The consortium includes members from a variety of industries and academic backgrounds, including traditional and non-traditional defense contractors. Through research, development, prototyping, and production, NAMC members work towards one central goal: creating innovative technology to support the people on the front lines.


U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center (DEVCOM)

Focuses on researching, developing, engineering, leveraging, and integrating advanced technology into ground systems and support equipment. DEVCOM’s mission is to ensure decisive overmatch for unified land operations to empower the Army, the joint warfighter, and the nation.

Located in Warren, Michigan, the DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center is one of eight science and technology units in the command and the largest laboratory for advanced military automotive technology in the nation.