At this year's 2013 Insensitive Munitions and Energetic Materials symposium, retired Picatinny Arsenal employee Pai-Lien Lu, received the Munitions Safety (MS) Award... Read More
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As researchers at Picatinny Arsenal explore the potential of 3-dimensional printing, they envision the potential to embed a radio antenna on the side of a Soldier's helmet, or print sensors directly onto a weapon or even an article of clothing... Read More
In a desert full of fire artillery and a convoy of tanks, probably the last concept... Read More
The Armament Academy, the first-of-its-kind doctorate degree-granting institution at ARDEC, welcomed the first cohort of students... Read More
The Program Executive Office for Ammunition's Enhanced Performance Round program shaved off more than $20 million dollars in a value engineering... Read More
The sounds of gunfire, bombs and screams created a scenario that... Read More
Explains the mission of the command, operating between the "state of the art" and the "art of the possible". Watch Now...
155mm SCat Gun Soft Catch Recovery System Watch Now...
Soldiers run prototype light machine gun through paces at Fort Benning. Watch Now...
ARDEC Overview: An overview of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. Watch Now...
Benet Module: An overview of Benet Laboratories. Watch Now...
"Sound Off" From Picatinny Arsenal: Green Flare with Timothy Rider. Watch Now...
"Sound Off" From Picatinny Arsenal: with Lt. Col. Michael Milner, Product Manager Excalibur. Watch Now...
"Sound Off" From Picatinny Arsenal: with Michael Colonnello, Mechanical Engineer. Watch Now...
Empower, unburden, and protect the Warfighter by providing superior armaments solutions that dominate the battlefield
Innovative Armaments Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
From the Director's Desk
Developing advanced weapons, ammunition and fire control systems for the U.S. Army is vitally important. Our efforts simply must result in capabilities that make the American warfighters the most well-equipped and technologically superior fighting force in the world. Fortunately, our workforce of scientists, engineers and technical support staff understands this important role. They work hard to maintain leadership in their fields of study. They understand how critical it is to work with Soldiers to understand their challenges, their combat environments and their concerns about equipment. They understand that every taxpayer dollar that fuels their efforts is precious. Furthermore they are committed to the ARDEC mission: To empower, unburden and protect the warfighter by providing superior armaments solutions that dominate the battlefield. In order to advance this mission we are always looking to academia and industry to continue to challenge us with new ideas and innovation. We look forward to developing productive relationships, and encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your ideas and your concerns.
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Dr. Gerardo Melendez