Our Organization

APL provides solutions to national security and scientific challenges with systems engineering and integration, research and development, and analysis. Since our founding in 1942 to aid a country at war, we have focused on practical applications of our research in a wide range of scientific and technological fields. Today, our four main sponsored areas of work include air and missile defense, asymmetric operations, force projection, and space science. Additionally, we continue to honor our enduring commitment to work with and inspire future generations of scientists, engineers, and researchers.

Mission Areas

Our 12 mission areas are organized and equipped to meet unique sponsor and mission needs, providing them with dedicated, on-call engineering, scientific, and analytical expertise.

Our highly skilled and technically diverse teams of scientists and engineers apply their expertise and operational knowledge in world-class facilities, enabling us to deliver innovative solutions to the nation’s most complex challenges.