Jean Patrick Antione, assistant dean for enrichment programs, Rutgers School of Engineering, and Mary Baier, deputy superintendent of schools at the Diocese of Paterson... Read More

Program Executive Officer Soldier visits Picatinny

Darren Ward, lead of Project Manager-Soldier Weapons Fire Control, shows Brig. Gen. Brian P. Cummings (center) optical collimators Jan. 29... Read More

The enemy can try and run from Army grenade launchers, but soon it will be a lot tougher to hide...

Picatinny engineers use advanced sensor technologies.

The WULF allows Soldiers to fire on a target rapidly, up to the full range of the weapon. However, fire-control systems were previously limited to the 120mm tube because the sensor box is too large and heavy for the 60mm and 81mm mortar systems... Read More

New acting director at ARDEC poised to assume role.

John Hedderich, acting director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)... Read More

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Three Picatinny employees receive civilian service awards.

Two Picatinny employees received the Commander's Award for Civilian Service... Read More

ARDEC's airburst round to begin evaluation this summer

The Small Arms Grenade Munition round -- a 40mm counter-defilade... Read More

AMC chaplain visits Picatinny Arsenal

Lt. Col. Andrew Kim, the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) Command Surgeon, and Col. Scott Carson, AMC Command Chaplain, came to visit Picatinny Arsenal... Read More

Picatinny Arsenal is a military research and manufacturing facility located in Morris County, New Jersey...

Picatinny lightens Soldiers load, shaves 12 pounds off mortar systems.

Following the successful fielding of the lightweight 60mm mortar system, Picatinny has begun delivering... Read More

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Dave R. Castellano was assigned Acting Director of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) on Jan. 26, 2015.

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