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ARDEC hosts STEM event at Liberty Science Center

Picatinny Arsenal’s STEM office hosted approximately 70 students from East Orange STEM Academy High School and Middle School, Union City High School and Saint Mark the Evangelist School in Harlem during a STEM event at Liberty Science Center May 24.
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Acting Army Secretary visits Picatinny, just prior to Senate confirming new Army Secretary

During a visit here yesterday the Acting Secretary of the United States Army told employees and leaders that he appreciated the cutting-edge work done at the Arsenal just before a new Secretary of the Army was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
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Inventors bring relative simplicity to tackling problems with charging mechanisms

Five U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) employees were recently granted a patent for work on a remote weapons charging handle adapter.
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ARDEC's Active Shooter Team: Improving Law Enforcement and First Responder Effectiveness

The U.S. Army, Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center's unique Active Shooter Team provided full analytical video coverage, behavioral analysis, and technology evaluations at the NYPD Counterterrorism Division and FDNY Active Shooter Exercise (ASE) at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York on May 15.
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Cadets observe manufacturing expertise

On April 13-14, about 70 cadets from the United States Military Academy visited Picatinny Arsenal to learn more about manufacturing at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center.
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New Picatinny division protects armament systems from cyber-attacks

Modern armament systems leverage computers and networks to enhance speed and accuracy. But with increased performance comes a greater risk of introducing cyber vulnerabilities.
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ARDEC plays key role in ensuring software reliability

As the U.S. Army replaces its aging fleet of armored personnel carriers, Picatinny Arsenal is playing a crucial role in ensuring that the software for the new Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, or AMPV, meets rigid standards of performance.
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Collaboration propels innovation at Picatinny’s 9th Science and Technology Networking Day

Like a muscle that is exercised consistently, Picatinny Arsenal’s Science and Technology (S&T) program gets stronger and bigger every year.
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The Drive for Safer Munitions

On the morning of July 11, 1991, a defective heater in an M992 ammunition carrier loaded with 155mm artillery shells caught on fire in the North Compound of Camp Doha in Kuwait.
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What will future munitions look like?

ARDEC Technologies 2016
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Mission

Lead research, development and engineering of systems solutions to arm those who defend the nation against all current and future threats, both at home and abroad

Vision

ARDEC, centered at Picatinny Arsenal, is a critical national asset that is vital to National Security and is unfettered in its ability to deliver products and provide world class facilities and services

ARDEC Director's Corner

Mr. John F. Hedderich III

At ARDEC our slogan is, “Always a Step Ahead.” We act as though somebody’s life depends on being a step ahead because it does.

ARDEC provides armaments that overmatch those of our adversaries. We do this so that our warfighters and homeland defenders succeed in every fight. To achieve this we provide world-class leadership in engineering, science excellence, quality and innovation, and we are relied upon to objectively evaluate armament solutions so that we know our true progress and how it relates to our adversaries.

There has never been a more challenging or exciting time for this mission. ARDEC is a strategic national asset that has contributed to some or all aspects of the design, development, and production of the U.S. armaments used from World War II into our current conflicts.

Our current challenges have expanded such that we prepare for a full spectrum of threats. Our Nation faces non-state and hybrid actors, networks of small militant groups, more dense urban environments, confounding mixtures of terror and propaganda, enemy operations planned within the homeland and other challenges, some still unknown.

ARDEC’s legacy is built on understanding and solving complex warfighter problems and saving lives. We are leveraging this strength to support the needs of homeland defenders who plan for interagency operations. This includes working with New York City and other major northeastern centers from our regional hub to the nation, centered at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.

We succeed because we are:

  • Steeped in the Army Values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.
  • Collaborative: This is key to our success. Our workforce embraces teamwork, mutual respect, open communication and creativity. All of our efforts are integrated with and leverage the vast technological resources, nationally and internationally.
  • Innovative: We embrace all forms and sources of innovation, internal and external, evolutionary and revolutionary. Disruption to the key to remaining, “Always a step ahead”.
  • Good Partners: Partnership is an important part of our organizational strategy. ARDEC proactively seeks partnerships with customers, industry, academia, and other government agencies. These partnerships accelerate the development and transition of new technologies for the Warfighter.

While you are on our website, please read our news or explore the “About Us” and “Facilities” links to learn about our mission. Explore the “Business Opportunities” link to learn how your business or academic activity can join us in solving our nation’s biggest challenges.

Everything we do is built on a quality and well-trained workforce. We are always seeking world-class talent. Please follow the “Career Opportunities” link to learn how you might begin a rewarding career supporting American warfighters.

Always being a step ahead starts at school. Please visit our “Outreach” link. It will take you to a page where you can learn how we support the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in our local schools.

Thank you for visiting ARDEC on the internet.

John F. Hedderich III
Director, ARDEC

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