SwRI Acquires Light-Gas Gun Facility for Hypervelocity Research  
10/29/2012 7:56:49 AM

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southwest Research Institute recently acquired one of the largest impact testing and research facilities in the world, located in Leander, Texas, northwest of Austin.

SwRI acquired the Impact Dynamics Laboratory from the U.S. Army. The University of Texas at Austin operated the facility for the Army as a University Affiliated Research Center. Agreements between SwRI, the Army and UT-Austin resulted in the transfer of the facility. SwRI also acquired five staff members.