The ISN Soldier Design Competition started its thirteenth season in September 2016, when a new crop of challenge categories was announced at both MIT and USMA, and will finish with a Finals event at MIT in the spring of 2017.

  • The SDC14 Challenge Thrust Areas are:
  1. Future Vertical Lift
  2. Combat Vehicles
  3. Cross Domain Fires
  4. Advanced Protection
  5. Expeditionary Mission Command / Cyber Electromagnetic
  6. Robotic and Autonomous Systems
  7. Soldier Team Performance and Overmatch (Open Design Challenge)

If you would like to participate in the Soldier Design Competition, and already have an idea of what you would like to invent, feel free to use the online registration form or contact the SDC Coordinator at

For more information, use the links below.

Back to the main SDC page.