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RDECOM Forward Element Command - Americas (RFEC-AME)

RFEC-Americas has the mission to find and link Basic Research to the Army Research Office (ARO), Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Research, Development & Engineering Centers (RDECs) and Program Executive Offices (PEOs) that further the U.S. Army’s Transformation Program; find Applied Research and, if the technology is already commercially available (Commercial Off The Self and Foreign Comparative Testing Programs), insert systems or components that can be rapidly fielded for ongoing operations and continue to support existing multilateral and bilateral agreements and wherever possible establish new agreements. The agency’s specific objectives are to identify technologies, develop cooperative arrangements, exchange information, assist with technology related issues , (events, visits, studies) and support U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Defense international activities as directed.

RFEC-Americas works with Government S&T/R&D entities,  Ministry of Defense S&T/R&D organizations,  Ministries of Education (universities),  Other government S&T/R&D entities,  Non-Government,  Private sector  and  Private universities.

In summary  we serve as the link between all science and technology sources in the U.S. Army R&D community and foreign partners and we are interested in finding areas of research and development that are of mutual interest.

Contact Us

U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile
Avenida Andrés Bello 2800, Las Condes
Santiago, Chile
Telephone: (56-2) 2330-3570

For any questions or information related with RFEC-Americas you can send an e-mail to: