Where Quiet Comes From
Lake Pend O'Reille provides the perfect spot for acoustic research.
The facility has also focused on advanced surface propulsion systems and acoustic and electromagnetic signatures aboard surface ships. The ARD was first established after World War II to support ship testing, and in the 1960s it began to focus on submarine acoustic research. The ARD plans to continue developing sonar domes and propulsion noise reduction for the Navy's submarines and surface ships. Watch the video above to find out more about the ARD's mission.