About the ExLab

To facilitate adaptation and innovation at the point of need, the REF developed and deployed containerized "Expeditionary Labs" to Afghanistan and Kuwait. These labs are staffed by engineers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and REF non-commissioned officers. Not only are the able to solve challenges at the point of need, the staff has reachback support to their entire Army problem-solving community.

Each ExLab is equipped with:

  • Global Communications Suite
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine
  • 3D Printer
  • Fabrication Tools
  • Wire-fed Welder
  • Plasma CutterMicroscopy
  • Data Processing and Numerical Simulation
  • Various Hand Tools
  • Prepositioned Raw Material