About ECBC

About Us

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) is the primary Department of Defense technical organization for non-medical chemical and biological defense, and is a subordinate command of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

ECBC possesses an unrivaled chemical biological research and development infrastructure with scientists, engineers, technicians and specialists located at four different sites in the United States: Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Pine Bluff, Ark., Rock Island, Ill., and Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.

ECBC has a unique role in technology development that cannot be duplicated by private industry or research universities. It fosters research, development, testing, and application of technologies for protecting warfighters, first responders and the nation from chemical and biological warfare agents. ECBC is currently developing better ways to remotely detect these chemical and biological materials – before the warfighter or first responder ever enters the threat zone. ECBC is also developing a new generation of technologies to counter everything from homemade explosives to biological aerosols to traditional and non-traditional chemical hazards.

Our Mission – Be the Nation’s premier provider of innovative chemical and biological solutions.

Our Vision – Provider of world-class solutions.




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ECBC Technical Core Competencies
  • Chemistry & Biological Sciences
  • CBRNE Analysis & Testing
  • CBRNE Agent Handling & Surety
  • Science & Technology for Emerging Threats
  • CBRNE Materiel Acquisition
  • CBRNE Munitions Field Operations