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As a University Center of Excellence in naval science, systems engineering and technologies, with preeminence across the undersea, advanced materials, information dominance and related areas, the Applied Research Laboratory provides solutions to problems in national security, economic competitiveness, and quality of life. In fulfillment of this mission the Laboratory: • Performs basic and applied research, exploratory development, rapid prototyping, advanced development in systems engineering, and manufacturing technology in support of the Navy technology base. Resident within ARL, the Institute for Manufacturing and Sustainment Technologies (iMAST) is a Center of Excellence within the Navy ManTech program. iMAST is chartered to support the Navy and Marine Corps through acquisition cost reduction projects focused on the Navy's major new platforms and through the RepTech program, dedicated to reducing life cycle cost in collaboration with the shipyards and depots.