The TDD mission: efficiently and effectively deliver aviation and missile science & technology products and life cycle support services that enable a more lethal Army. TDD was created when the center reorganized in 2020, merging the Aviation Development Directorate and Weapons Development and Integration Directorate. Most capabilities fielded to aviation and missile forces over the last 70 years have been developed or heavily influenced by TDD and its predecessors. Its workforce is a diverse group encompassing engineers from all disciplines.
Even with its pedigree in Army history and its pivotal place in future technology, TDD is also an active player in the readiness of present-day forces. In concert with the other AvMC directorates, it supports the Airworthiness Release process for aviation and missile systems, the Aviation & Missile Corrosion Prevention and Control Program, and the Missile Stockpile Reliability Program.