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'Picatinny Voice' again named top paper

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"Fifth Generation" tank cartridge with ARDEC origins fired from Abrams tank

The first of its new "fifth generation" tank cartridge, the M829E4, was fired from an Abrams tank at Aberdeen Proving Ground on... Read More

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7th Annual Science and Technology (S&T) Networking Day

S&T Networking day affords an exchange of technology information within the Army R&D family and invited outside stakeholders... Read More

New howitzer breech coating brings cost, environmental improvements

U.S. Army engineers' efforts to implement an improved coating for howitzer breech spindles will provide several benefits... Read More

Colonel from Army think tank checks out ARDEC robotic arms

Col. Gregory Dewitt, director of the U.S. Army Capabilities, Development & Integration Directorate... Read More

ARDEC chemist wins Young Scientist Award for work on smoke grenades

Picatinny Arsenal chemist Anthony Shaw has worked with colleagues to produce a smoke grenade... Read More

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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

Dr. Gerardo

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.

Thank you for visiting the ARDEC Website!

Dr. Gerardo Melendez
Director, ARDEC

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