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Picatinny creates videos for howitzer training

Picatinny engineers are creating M777A2 howitzer maintenance training videos to enhance the ability of Soldiers and Marines to conduct maintenance tasks in all operational environments.
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ARDEC Guiding Principles - Teamwork

ARDEC Guiding Principles - Teamwork
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ARDEC Guiding Principles - Safety

ARDEC Guiding Principles - Safety
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For efforts, Dabiri acknowledged by ARDEC as STEM hero

Shahram Dabiri, or “Shah,” as he likes to be called, was recently acknowledged by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) for his outstanding achievement as Picatinny’s Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Technology Manager.
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ARDEC Guiding Principles - Work Life Balance

ARDEC Guiding Principles - Work Life Balance. Video by ARDEC's New Equipment Training and Media Production Branch
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ARDEC Photos

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ARDEC Guiding Principles - Pride

ARDEC Guiding Principles - Pride. Video by ARDEC's New Equipment Training and Media Production Branch
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Advanced 120mm round gives tank crews more versatility

After awarding two development contracts in July 2015, Picatinny Arsenal’s Program Executive of Ammunition Office starts its new year by preparing to improve the Advanced Multi-Purpose (AMP) 120mm round.
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Failure to report erratic, unstable employee behavior could lead to tragedy

Often, when tragedy strikes such as in the case of an active shooter event, co-workers, friends, or family members will come forward and say, “We saw some signs, some strange behavior, but didn’t think anything of it.”
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ARDEC’s STEM Externship deemed a success

Picatinny invited students from Rutgers University and Stevens Institute to experience its first Externship Jan. 12 through Jan. 15.
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ARDEC seeks recognition of its broad range of capabilities

Picatinny Arsenal’s reputation for expertise in lethality tends to eclipse its broad range of capabilities, which can be used to provide technical support for purposes of homeland security, a top executive at the arsenal said during a Jan. 19 town hall.
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ARDEC Overview: An overview of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. Watch Now...

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155mm SCat Gun Soft Catch Recovery System Watch Now...

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Soldiers run prototype light machine gun through paces at Fort Benning. Watch Now...

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The Picatinny Sound Off Episode 1. Watch Now...

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Benet Module: An overview of Benet Laboratories. Watch Now...

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"Sound Off" From Picatinny Arsenal: Green Flare with Timothy Rider. Watch Now...

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Picatinny delivers digital firepower to NJ National Guard. Watch Now...

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Mission

Empower, unburden, and protect the Warfighter by providing superior armaments solutions that dominate the battlefield

Vision

Innovative Armaments Solutions for Today and Tomorrow

ARDEC Director's Corner

Mr. John F. Hedderich III

Welcome to the home page of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center.

ARDEC is the “real-time, right-now” problem solver for the Army and the joint warfighter’s armaments needs, which includes weapons, ammunition, fire control, and protective systems. Warfighters go into harm’s way for us, and we believe we owe them the best technological edge and the most responsive support possible to ensure that every aspect of their ever changing, armament-related needs are met with urgency.

In short, we provide armaments with overmatch so that our warfighters have a technological advantage and don’t have to be in a fair fight.

Nearly every U.S. Army armament leverages the prowess of an ARDEC employee who contributed to some, or all, aspects of its design, development, and production. Our workforce of nearly 2,500 scientists and engineers provides fully integrated life-cycle engineering for armaments (from leveraging science and technology to design and develop new armaments, to improving existing armaments, to developing and implementing state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and techniques, to production, and to the demilitarization of obsolete or retired armaments systems). All of our efforts are integrated with and leverage the vast technological resources within the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

Our workforce also designs and improves the logistics and sustainment aspects that ensure that armaments are available to the warfighter where and when they are needed. We are also good stewards of the environment, for example, by developing lead-free ammunition and eco-friendly methods of production and demilitarization.

We are also developing new and cutting-edge technologies that will ensure our warfighters remain the best equipped and maintain their technological advantage in the years to come. Our ARDEC employees do not, however, operate in a vacuum. Each day that our employees support the RDECOM mission to ensure decisive overmatch for unified land operations to empower the Army, the joint warfighter, and our Nation, they are interacting with other researchers, businesses small and large, along with academic institutions that enable our success.

This engagement is critical. Our warfighter support depends on you—our fellow citizens—industry and academia. This website is here to help you understand our mission and activities, and to assist in obtaining your confidence and support.

While you are here, 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 with our teams. Visit the “Career Opportunities” link to learn how you might begin a rewarding career supporting American warfighters. Check out our “Outreach” link to learn about how our engineers support 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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