Officials ready to cut ribbon on Thermal Test Facility
NATICK, Mass. – Media are invited
to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the U.S. Army Soldier
Systems Center’s (SSC) thermal test facility on March 7 at 10:30
state-of-the-art facility will provide unprecedented joint-use
research evaluation capabilities.
The 8,500 square-foot
building houses a propane fuel cell and laboratories for evaluating
the effect of flame or thermal threats, and will assist SSC
researchers in the development of improved clothing, materials and
equipment to protect Warfighters.
The Thermal Test
Facility is the only known facility in the nation that has the
capability to test and evaluate the performance of flame and thermal
resistant materials from milligram quantities through full scale
systems such as clothing and tents.
are from Congressman Edward Markey’s (D-MA) office, Daniel
secretary of housing and economic development for Mass.,
Brig. Gen. R. Mark Brown, commanding general, SSC, and Program
Executive Officer Soldier, and Dr. Marilyn Freeman, director, Natick
Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.
Tours of the facility by subject matter experts will also be a part
of the event.
Media interested in
attending the ribbon-cutting should call SSC’s Public Affairs Office
no later than noon on March 6. Please call either Patty Welsh at
508-233-5945 or Jo-Ann DeLuca at 508-233-4391.