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Eager to soak up knowledge, Picatinny kindergarteners learn how to mine for gems 06/08/17PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Kindergarteners enrolled in Picatinny Arsenal’s Child Youth Services School Age Services program experienced firsthand what it is like to be a geologist during a class on May 23. read more...
The road to providing a faster, more accurate mortar firing system 05/11/17Picatinny Arsenal engineer Michael Wright had the idea of developing an advanced fire control system for mortars that could be easily carried by the warfighter. Through perseverance, collaboration and crucial science and technology funding, Wright's system is closer to fielding. read more...
ARDEC fires ammo, grenade launcher created with 3-D printing 04/06/17Using additive manufacturing, Picatinny scientists and engineers have successfully manufactured and fired a grenade launcher and training round, a significant step on the path towards decreasing the time it takes engineers to research, develop, and manufacture ammunition and guns. read more...
Acting Army Secretary visits ARDEC 03/29/17The Hon. Robert M. Speer, the Army’s top civilian, visited Picatinny March 27 to gain a better understanding of how the installation contributes to the strategic readiness of the Army and Joint Force. read more...
ARDEC-backed high school teams compete in FIRST robotics competition 03/21/17Twenty-three Picatinny-sponsored high school robotics teams from area high schools met for the annual regional For Inspiration of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics competition at Mount Olive High School in Flanders from March 10-12. read more...
ARDEC engineers double range with modified M777A2 Extended Range howitzer 03/07/17Picatinny Arsenal engineers have fired the newly modified M777A2 howitzer at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, completing the next step towards expanding the system's current firing range. read more...
Army moves forward to develop new laser-guided, precision mortar 03/03/17The Army has closed its initial solicitation phase for designs to create a next generation precision mortar that will allow Soldiers to put their rounds on target with extreme accuracy. read more...
Picatinny Arsenal celebrates African American Black History Month 03/02/17A panel of educators and community leaders led a discussion about some of the ongoing issues in education among young African American students. The panel was then followed by a performance by the Newark Boys Choir. The event was held February 28 in the Lindner Conference Center. read more...
Award-winning Picatinny engineer helps to promote STEM 02/17/17Aisha Haynes, shown second from left, is a mechanical engineer at Picatinny Arsenal, A native of Brooklyn, Haynes set her sights on engineering after a summer camp program where she met chemical engineers. read more...
ARDEC engineers at Benet Laboratories enhance crew safety, lethality with large caliber muzzle brake 02/14/17Engineers at Watervliet Arsenal have designed the 105mm Low Blast Overpressure Muzzle Brake or LBOP, which is the first large caliber muzzle brake designed specifically for an existing gun system. read more...
Picatinny engineers advancing Component Miniaturization 01/25/17Picatinny engineers have been making advancements in an initiative called "Component Miniaturization" with a focus on making armament systems more precise, energy efficient, scalable and effective. read more...
Picatinny researchers develop safer, less expensive variation of infrared illuminant cartridge 01/20/17Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal have developed a new pyrotechnic formulation for the 40mm M992 Infrared Illuminant cartridge.This new formulation solves logistical issues with procurement and improves the overall manufacturing process. read more...
PM Soldier Weapons at Picatinny developing first integrated fire control for small arms weapons 01/09/17What does it take for an Army sniper to accurately hit a person-size target at extreme ranges? The Army thinks it may have the answer to this challenge in a new integrated fire control sighting system for military sniper weapons called the Ballistically Optimized Sniper Scope or BOSS. read more...
Picatinny patent for ‘smart fuze’ enables drone to attack improvised explosive devices 12/29/16Three engineers from the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center were granted a U.S. patent for their work on a universal “smart fuze” for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and other remote armament systems. read more...
SCat gun used to improve munition design fires 1,000th shot 12/22/16PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Engineers with the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center set a milestone when they fired the 1,000th shot from the 155mm Soft Catch Gun also known as the SCat gun. read more...
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