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Modern facility at Picatinny an enduring memory of fallen local Soldier 10/29/19Dawn Roberts had experienced a lingering fear that her son's death and sacrifice would be forgotten. However, those concerns dissipated when she and her family arrived at Picatinny Arsenal on the morning of Oct. 21 and pulled up to a new, remote building for a dedication ceremony. read more...
Shedding light on acquisition helps cadets consider future career options 10/28/19The Army Acquisition Corp plays a sweeping and vital role in the Army, but it isn't widely known or understood. Two persons from the Joint Program Executive Office Armaments and Ammunition at Picatinny Arsenal went to West Point to talk to cadets about future careers in acquisition. read more...
Students battle with STEM skills in fourth Pumpkin Slinging competition 10/21/19New Jersey students used both brains and brawn to determine which school could sling pumpkins farthest into Lake Picatinny, a competition on Oct. 18 designed to promote careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Morris Knolls High School students took the top prize. read more...
Picatinny's Armament Graduate School certifies its first PhD armaments engineer 10/04/19The Armament Graduate School has made steady strides in developing personnel who are more broadly-trained and well-versed in armaments engineering and research. Three most recent graduates received master's degree certificates, joining 16 others to have been similarly recognized. read more...
Army recruits visit Picatinny for broader Army perspective 08/21/19Six future Soldiers, along with U.S. Army recruiters from offices in Hackettstown and Morristown, visited Picatinny Arsenal on August 14 with hopes of receiving a better understanding of the products and services the installation provides to the U.S. military. read more...
Soldiers shape the battlefield with next generation of terrain-shaping munitions 08/19/19Shaping the battlefield, and thus shaping the terrain, has been doctrine for how to execute large-scale ground operations. Obstacles play a vital role in this process, providing friendly forces the freedom of maneuver while limiting the enemy's ability to do the same. read more...
Picatinny engineers collaborate to give Soldiers flexible 3-D printing in the field 08/07/19Once Soldiers in the field learn about how versatile 3-D printing can be to meet their needs, a steady flow of requests usually ensues. Some Soldiers have even brought hand sketches they have made on the back of a napkin or an envelope. read more...
New commander takes reins at Defense Contract Management Agency Springfield 07/25/19Col. John T. Masternak assumed the reins of command of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Springfield, replacing Col. Jay M. Ferreira, during a change of command ceremony on June 27 at Picatinny Arsenal. read more...
Jefferson students learn problem-solving skills at Picatinny Arsenal workshop 07/15/19Students enrolled in a math and science honors program at Jefferson Township High School, and with an interest in engineering careers, participated in a hands-on, interactive problem-solving workshop at Picatinny Arsenal. read more...
Holocaust survivor describes struggle for survival 06/26/19Holocaust survivor Bella Miller of Wantage, New Jersey, remembers the intense pain she felt when she was at the notorious Auschwitz concentration during World War II and her captors tattooed a number on her forearm. She became a number, she said, no longer regarded as a human being. read more...
Brian Fuchs named Senior Research Scientist for Insensitive Munitions 06/13/19His work has involved the development of munitions that are less susceptible to accidental detonation, making them safer for the warfighter and also preventing a decrease in operational readiness and capability due to damaged munitions. read more...
New Picatinny laboratory advances human-in-the-loop experimentation 05/20/19A ribbon-cutting ceremony kicked off the grand opening of a new Experimental Verification and Validation Assessment Laboratory (EVVAL), which will help provide critical human research that supports armaments development and determining requirements, as well as testing and evaluation of systems. read more...
The future of engineering starts with our kindergarteners 05/17/19Exposure to STEM concepts helps children to understand how science and engineering are part of their daily lives and how they can be used to develop new products and innovations. read more...
Picatinny organization recognized for high-quality weapon systems software 05/13/19The Fire Control Systems & Technology Directorate at Picatinny Arsenal has been selected for a prestigious award that recognizes outstanding achievements in improving an organization's ability to create and evolve high-quality software-dependent systems. read more...
Picatinny Arsenal Fire Department celebrates its centennial 05/07/19The Picatinny Fire Department was established on March 10, 1919, when it changed from a volunteer squad to a formal paid unit of firefighters. To celebrate this centennial, the Picatinny Fire Department will be hosting an event in July, the date to be determined. read more...
Howitzer digital upgrades allow Soldiers to fire more quickly, evade return fire faster 05/01/19The Army has completed digitizing M119 howitzers to make it possible for Soldiers to start firing rounds and evade return fire more quickly in combat than before. More than 480 upgraded, digitized howitzers have been fielded to 48 different units throughout the Active Army and National Guard. read more...
From family love to chewing gum, warhead expert reviews career at retirement 04/23/19Richard Fong, a world-renowned expert in warhead technologies, retired Feb. 26 after 41 years of service during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center at Picatinny Arsenal. He served as the Senior Research Scientist for Warhead Technology. read more...
Technical library upgrades bolster innovation at Picatinny Arsenal 03/12/19The Picatinny Armaments Technical Library held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 27 to celebrate its newly renovated hub for collaboration and research, key elements in the process of innovation. read more...
Picatinny aims to inspire more females to enter engineering 02/26/19Picatinny Arsenal employees hosted their annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" event on Feb. 21 that was attended by almost 80 female students from 22 area schools. read more...
Picatinny’s largest tenant now part of Army Futures Command 02/07/19The structure of the Army Futures Command includes organizations that were part of the Army Materiel Command. At Picatinny Arsenal, the former Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) is now part of AFC, designated as the Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center. read more...
Soldiers provide key insights during workshop on mortars 01/22/19Mortar systems provide a special function within infantry units. To steadily improve those systems, a group of civilian experts and Soldiers participated in a workshop to gain insight on how Soldiers are transporting, maneuvering and firing mortar weapons. read more...
From unique position, New Jersey Soldier helps find future engineers through STEM 01/16/19Approximately 13 educators and one active duty U.S. Army Soldier, all part of the New Jersey School Board Association, visited Picatinny Arsenal on Dec. 11 to take a closer look at the installation’s initiatives in promoting careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). read more...
Army's newest service college now accepting applications 01/11/19The Army’s newest Senior Service College has begun accepting applications for its first class. read more...
Development of firing tables for accuracy stretches back more than 100 years 01/08/19A tabular firing table, or TFT, allows a gunner to carry out manual calculations to arrive at an aiming solution--elevation, azimuth, and fuze setting--to engage targets under a variety of conditions. read more...
Army plans for future fights in dense urban settings 01/03/19Civil unrest. Loss of communications. Narrow, congested roadways. No line of sight on the enemy. These are some of the conditions that shape the nature of fighting in dense urban areas now and into the future. But with technology and the world changing so rapidly, how will Soldiers operate? read more...
Firepower awards recognize contributions to national defense 12/31/18More than a dozen persons with ties to Picatinny Arsenal were recognized during the 38th Annual Firepower Awards Luncheon on Nov. 8 at the Hanover Marriott, Whippany, New Jersey. read more...
Picatinny employee helps with Puerto Rico recovery 12/27/18Picatinny Arsenal employee Joselyn Rivera spent eight days in Puerto Rico in October as part of a team of volunteers helping Hurricane Maria victims repair their homes that were badly damaged last year when the storm devastated the island. read more...
ARDEC receives workplace health award 11/15/18John F. Hedderich, director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, accepted an American Heart Association Silver Award Level recognition for the Workplace Health Achievement index survey, which serves as a benchmark for employee wellness programs. read more...
Domestic violence often misunderstood, riddled with myths 11/13/18The term domestic violence may evoke images of bruises and black eyes, but the scope of domestic violence is broader and extends into many types of relationships where a pattern of behaviors is used to establish and maintain control. Learn how to spot signs of abuse and how to provide support. read more...
SECARMY: Establish foundation for future when funding is good 11/07/18Although recent funding for the Department of the Army has been good, future funding levels are uncertain, which means the Army has to establish firm priorities while it has the opportunity, Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper told employees at Picatinny Arsenal during a visit on Oct. 26. read more...
Trust, accountability among vital elements to create great teams 11/01/18The idea of strong teamwork has great appeal, but actually achieving effective team dynamics can collide with other factors: competing interests, fear of damaging relationships with too much candor, hiding failures, or a feeling that actual accountability is weak or rarely enforced. read more...
Latest graduates achieve specialized education in armament engineering 10/05/18Three employees of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center were presented Master of Armament Engineering certificates during the fourth commencement ceremony for the Armament Graduate School at Picatinny Arsenal. read more...
Picatinny provides advanced system for efficient fires for field artillery 09/26/18To meet the challenges facing the Army’s field artillery community, engineers at Picatinny Arsenal have developed a light-weight, man-portable field artillery survey system that enables accurate, efficient fires and maneuvers in GPS degraded or denied environments. read more...
From a patent to a published paper, STEM Scholars get top engineering experience 08/23/18Summer scholars at Picatinny Arsenal concluded their internships with real-life engineering experience and accomplishments under their belts, all while supporting our nation’s military. read more...
Family of Picatinny Arsenal contractor part of Triple Crown history 08/21/18When "Justify" won the Triple Crown, renewed interest in Triple Crown history put the spotlight on legendary Hall of Fame horse trainer, James “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons, the first person to train two Triple Crown winners. His grandson, Fred "Fitz" Fitzsimmons, is a contractor at Picatinny Arsenal. read more...
Fort Benning "greening" course inspires innovative solution 07/17/18Picatinny Arsenal employees have developed an innovative device to make mortar training more efficient after attending a recent Phase 4 "greening" course at the Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCOE) at Fort Benning, Georgia. read more...
Ann Suzette Burnett named eCYBERMISSION Ambassador of the Year 07/13/18Ann Suzette Burnett, an employee of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, was recognized as the eCYBERMISSION Ambassador of the Year at an awards luncheon in Reston, Virginia, on June 22. read more...
Army modernization advances with early team collaboration 06/21/18Two organizations at Picatinny Arsenal are playing a role in advancing Army modernization through the Cross Functional Team for Long Range Precision Fires: the Program Executive Office Ammunition, and the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. read more...
Innovation resources are available at ARDEC 06/01/18If ARDEC is the international hub for the advancement of armament technologies, then our Innovation Office is the collaborative robots (or "co-bots") that help to bridge technology gaps that allow us to work more effectively as a team. read more...
Picatinny STEM robotics student gets full scholarship to Princeton 05/15/18A student at East Orange STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy, and a former member of a Picatinny-sponsored FIRST robotics team, was recently accepted to Princeton University with not one, but two full scholarships. read more...
Picatinny 'History Detectives' discover answer to museum's mystery item 05/10/18For nearly two decades, the item had served as a doorstop at the home of a New Jersey resident. When he decided to move, the resident took the item to a New Jersey museum, which then reached out to the historian at Picatinny Arsenal for help in identifying the "mystery item." read more...
Picatinny plays key role in Army modernization initiative 04/19/18The ongoing modernization initiative within the Army represents an exciting time for the workforce at Picatinny Arsenal, which is making multiple contributions as the new U.S. Army Futures Command takes shape, ARDEC Director John F. Hedderich told a town hall audience. read more...
Congressman Freylinghuysen's Youth Advisory Council visits Picatinny 04/12/18High school students from New Jersey's 11th Congressional District received a broad exposure to the scientific and engineering work at Picatinny Arsenal during a visit on March 28. read more...
Picatinny senior manager appointed to Army's Senior Executive Service 04/05/18Cynthia L. Perazzo, a senior manager with the largest organization at Picatinny Arsenal, was appointed to the Department of the Army Senior Executive Service during a ceremony here on April 4. read more...
Put on your innovation caps - ARDEC director issues innovation challenge: dominance over future adversaries 04/03/18An innovation challenge has been issued to the workforce at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to “identify and develop a capability that will establish dominance over our future adversaries.” read more...
‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering’ enters 6th year at Picatinny 03/20/18As part of a continuing effort to encourage young women to pursue technical careers, Picatinny Arsenal hosted its sixth year of “Introduce a Girl to Engineering,” which attracted 100 students from 28 schools. read more...
Picatinny hosts training in 3-D printing for art teachers 03/05/18Over the years, 3-D printing has been used in many aspects of everyday life, from building low-cost prosthetic limbs, cars, guns, jet plane parts, and houses. So, why not use the technology to create art? read more...
Picatinny Arsenal observes Black History Month 02/27/18Picatinny Arsenal employees observed Black History Month with a discussion panel made up of senior African American leaders. The celebration, hosted by Project Manager Soldier Weapons (PMSW), was held on Feb. 21 at the Lindner Conference Center. read more...
RDECOM Chaplain visits Picatinny Prayer Breakfast 02/26/18U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Chaplain, Lt. Col. Jeff Dillard, speaks to installation employees at a Prayer Breakfast held at the Cannon Gates Catering Center, Feb. 26. read more...
Picatinny Arsenal hosts Chamber of Commerce Leadership Morris Class of 2018 02/21/18Picatinny Arsenal hosted the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Morris Class of 2018 for an Economic Development Day on Feb. 15. read more...
Mentors help to navigate possible career paths, approaches to problems 02/16/18The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal has a formal mentoring program with more than 300 participants. The program provides a framework for promoting a mentoring culture through training, mentor selection, meetings, and social events. read more...
Army leaders visit Picatinny to learn about modernization efforts 01/29/18Picatinny Arsenal provided briefings to several visiting general officers in December in order to provide insight on modernization efforts being conducted at the arsenal. Click on the headline to see details about a visit on December 12. read more...
Guest speaker helps Picatinny remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 01/23/18The Picatinny Arsenal community remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through a special presentation on Jan. 18 at the Lindner Conference Center. read more...
ARDEC wins DOD award for innovative manufacturing 01/12/18An Army project management team was presented with the Defense Manufacturing Achievement Award at the recent Defense Manufacturing Conference held in Tampa, Florida, in December 2017. read more...
Automatic targeting system sets sights on improving hit probability 01/11/18PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - AIMLOCK aligns the target and the weapon's barrel automatically, eliminating aiming errors. The weapon free-floats independently in a protective exoskeleton with electromechanical actuators. The weapon direction is actively stabilized relative to the target. read more...
West Point cadets tour Picatinny Arsenal 12/12/17Approximately 30 cadets enrolled at the United States Military Academy at West Point visited Picatinny Arsenal on Nov. 30 and spoke with engineers from the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. read more...
Picatinny Arsenal Ten Miler Team gives competition a run for their money 12/08/17Picatinny Arsenal sent 29 runners to the AUSA (Association of the United States Army) Ten Miler race held on Oct. 8 in Washington D.C. The Picatinny representatives were a mix of military, civilian, contractor, and military family members. read more...
To support readiness, Army team demonstrates ability to make essential parts with 3-D printing 11/28/17As a way to enhance mission readiness, a broad-based U.S. Army team joined forces to demonstrate the ability to manufacture essential parts using 3-D printing at the “point of need,” applying a system called Rapid Fabrication via Additive Manufacturing on the Battlefield or R-FAB. read more...
New Army facility expedites prototypes of experimental battlefield maintenance and equipment systems 11/14/17A new system integration facility at Rock Island Arsenal will help to provide quick turn-around prototyping for the delivery of experimental battlefield systems. Under the oversight of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, the facility will help hasten innovation. read more...
Picatinny breaks ground on $8.4 million co-generation energy facility 11/09/17The new $8.4 million, 2-megawatt co-generation facility is one project of seven, totaling near $17 million. Each project is energy efficient and will make Picatinny less dependent on outside energy sources. read more...
Picatinny among large workgroup tackling problems of dense urban warfare 10/17/17Urban combat has historically been among the biggest, and most deadly, challenges for militaries. Nevertheless, populations throughout the world are increasingly moving more toward dense urban environments, making the prospects of equipping and training for the difficult terrain unavoidable. read more...
Picatinny leadership recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month 10/06/17PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Hispanic Heritage Month was celebrated and recognized during an Oct. 3 event featuring a panel discussion and Latin dance demonstrations in the Lindner Conference Center. read more...
New 40 mm grenades will result in more realistic, safer training 09/21/17The Program Executive Office Ammunition reached another milestone in the development of new 40 mm training grenades that will allow Soldiers and units to train more realistically and safely. read more...
Picatinny Arsenal remembers September 11 09/11/17PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A 21-gun salute with three howitzers was part of a wreath ceremony here on Sept. 11 in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States. read more...
Army contracts for non-standard armaments valued at up to $500 million 09/06/17The U.S. Army awarded contracts valued at up to $500 million to four companies that will provide non-standard ammunition and mortar systems in support of U.S. military and allied collation partners. read more...
Run, hide, fight remain focus of active shooter training 08/31/17PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - In support of Anti-Terrorism Awareness Month (August),  an Army directed mandate, Tim Jordan, Chief of Operations for the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, conducted active shooter training on Aug. 23. read more...
Eagle 'lands' at Picatinny visitor center 08/14/17Leaders at Picatinny Arsenal formally unveiled on Aug. 9 a new, hand-crafted carving of an eagle at the installation’s visitor control center. (Photo by Tim Rider) read more...
PM CAS changes leadership 08/08/17Col. Willie Coleman relinquished responsibility of the Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems organization to Col. Will McDonough during a change of management ceremony at Picatinny Arsenal July 20. read more...
Science and Technology Day allows networking, collaboration across the enterprise 07/26/17More than 600 attendees participated the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center's 10th annual Science and Technology Day networking event on May 11 at Picatinny Arsenal. read more...
3-D expeditionary kits allow Soldiers to solve mission needs quicker 07/25/17Engineers at Picatinny are developing 3-D expeditionary kits that would be used when needed to make specialty tools, spare parts, and other components to fill the time gaps between when parts break and when the replacement arrives from the original equipment manufacturers. read more...
With Soldier input, engineers gain valuable insights with ‘greening’ opportunity 07/21/17Two employees from the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC) recently participated in a “greening” excursion in which they interacted in situation training exercises with Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard, 1st Battalion 69th Infantry unit. read more...
Brazilian Army Science and Technology Director visits Picatinny 06/30/17PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Col. Jonathan Slater, Project Manager Close Combat Systems, discusses non-lethal capabilities with Brazilian Army Science and Technology Director, Gen. Juarez Cunha (left), while holding an XM-104 non-lethal hand grenade at Picatinny Arsenal on June 20. read more...
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...
PM MAS wins 2016 Army Acquisition's Project Management Team of the Year Award 12/19/16Under the leadership of Col. Moises Gutierrez, the Project Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems team has won Project Management Team of the Year (O6 Level) for the 2016 Army Acquisition Executive's Excellence in Leadership Award. read more...
Picatinny engineers collaborate to sample military open-burn emissions 12/15/16To help ensure public safety, Picatinny engineers are collaborating with multiple government agencies in an attempt to use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs), or drones, to sample open-burn emissions at military facilities. read more...
PEO Ammunition wins Defense Department's top acquisition award 12/12/16The Department of Defense has recognized the Program Executive Office (PEO) Ammunition at Picatinny Arsenal for developing an innovative strategy to meet the surging demands of supplying ammunition to our coalition partners, while ensuring competition and keeping costs low. read more...
Army Acquisition Executive stresses importance of investing in employees 12/08/16Steffanie B. Easter, the Army Acquisition Executive and senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, or ASA (ALT), visited Picatinny Arsenal on Dec. 2 to learn about the installation, its organizations and missions. read more...
U.S. Military to supply Indian government with 145 M777A2 howitzers 12/06/16A $737 million Foreign Military Sale that will provide the Indian government 145 M777A2 howitzers and associated engineering support was agreed to Nov. 30 as the U.S. Department of Defense and the Indian Ministry of Defence signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance. read more...
Three Picatinny retirees inducted into Ammunition Hall of Fame 12/02/16Three Picatinny Arsenal retirees were inducted into the 2016 Ammunition Hall of Fame at a ceremony here on Dec. 2. Four other inductees were inducted at other locations. read more...
Carmine Spinelli, former ARDEC technical director, dies at 82 07/13/18Carmine Spinelli, a former technical director for the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC), passed away on June 23 at 82 years of age. read more...
Guest speaker helps Picatinny remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 01/22/18The Picatinny Arsenal community remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through a special presentation on Jan. 18 at the Lindner Conference Center. read more...
Guest speaker helps Picatinny remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 01/22/18The Picatinny Arsenal community remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through a special presentation on Jan. 18 at the Lindner Conference Center. read more...
West Point cadets tour Picatinny Arsenal 12/12/17Approximately 30 cadets enrolled at the United States Military Academy at West Point visited Picatinny Arsenal on Nov. 30 and spoke with engineers from the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. 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, his system is closer to fielding. read more...
ARDEC graduates first class of Project Management Professional training course 12/08/16SummaryEleven Picatinny students became members of the first class of graduates from a course that prepares students for the rigors of an internationally recognized test that certifies project management professionals here at Armament University on November 10. read more...
Picatinny ensures software reliability for advanced precision airdrop system 11/23/16Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are applying their expertise in software reliability to an advanced precision airdrop system designed to deliver vital supplies to the warfighter on time and in challenging terrain with minimum damage to cargo. read more...
Picatinny Arsenal holds first Pumpkin Slinging competition for Northern New Jersey schools 11/18/16Over 100 northern New Jersey middle and high school students tested their engineering skills when they competed Nov. 18 to determine who has designed the best catapult to launch pumpkins the farthest distance into Lake Picatinny located at Picatinny Arsenal. read more...
Picatinny challenges students to reduce arsenal's electricity use, add renewable energy 11/17/16Approximately 60 students participated in a Sustainability Challenge at Farleigh Dickinson University on Nov. 3, where they strategized about how Picatinny Arsenal can reduce its electricity use by adding renewable energy sources. read more...
ARDEC welcomes incoming senior commander Brig. Gen. Alfred F. Abramson III 11/15/16Brig. Gen. Patrick W. Burden, Deputy Program Executive Officer Ammunition and Senior Commander, Picatinny Arsenal relinquished his Picatinny Senior Commander responsibilities to Brig. Gen. Alfred F. Abramson III during a Change of Leadership Ceremony at Picatinny Nov. 14. read more...
Brig. Gen. Patrick Burden, 8 Picatinny personnel receive awards 11/14/16Presenting nine awards to Picatinny Arsenal honorees, the Picatinny Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association, or NDIA, held its 36th annual Firepower Awards Luncheon on Nov. 3 at the Skylands in Randolph. read more...
Picatinny Senior Commander gets new assignment 11/01/16The Army announced last week that Picatinny Arsenal Senior Commander Brig. Gen. Patrick W. Burden has been reassigned to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where he will serve as the Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). read more...
Picatinny Arsenal hosts first Armaments Collaboration Industry Day 10/28/16Nearly 300 military and industry defense partners attended the first Armaments Collaboration Industry Day hosted at Picatinny Arsenal on Oct. 25-26 by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and the National Armaments Consortium. read more...
At molecular level, Picatinny Arsenal seeks to develop versatile, transparent explosives 10/21/16A research team at Picatinny Arsenal is working to produce "amorphous explosives" with nanotechnology to alter current military explosives as a way to create new, transparent explosives with many potential future applications. read more...
ARDEC engineers develop Solid State Active Denial Technology for non-lethal crowd control 10/14/16Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are developing technology for non-lethal crowd control designed to help protect Soldiers while minimizing collateral damage and preventing any permanent physical harm. read more...
Nozzle research leads to better mortar performance 10/12/16In recognition of their latest invention, one Picatinny Arsenal employee and two contractors recently were granted a U.S. patent. Their invention— a ring-like nozzle placed in a flashtube—aims to increase the reliability of mortar ignition cartridges and thus improve the system’s overall performance. read more...
New patent for packaging design leads to safer ammunition storage 09/29/16Five Picatinny Arsenal employees recently received a U.S. patent for an improved packaging design for the 30 x 173mm family of ammunition. read more...
ARDEC host Suicide Prevention Stand-Down event 09/27/16The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center hosted a Suicide Prevention Stand-Down Event Wednesday Sept. 21 in the Lindner Conference Center with guest speaker Mary Stanley. read more...
Castellano named METC director 09/20/16The U.S. Army has appointed David R. Castellano to the position of Executive Director, Munitions Engineering Technology Center, effective Sept. 18. read more...
ARDEC develops next generation of hand grenade 09/15/16Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are working on the first new lethal hand grenade in more than 40 years, which is designed to give greater flexibility to the warfighter. read more...
Armament Graduate School holds second commencement 09/15/16Turning their tassels, four Picatinny Arsenal employees graduated from the Arsenal’s Armament Graduate School on Sept. 1 at the Cannon Gate Catering Center. read more...
ARDEC employees enhance Army hand-held signal with versatile boron carbide-based energetic time delay compositions 09/12/16Three Picatinny Arsenal employees were recently granted a patent for their work on boron carbide-based pyrotechnic time delays. The employees include Anthony Shaw, a Picatinny chemist, Jay Poret, a physical scientist and Christopher Csernica, a chemical engineer. read more...
Former students reflect on value of STEM experience 09/08/16For a number of years, Picatinny's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has been the foundation for many northern New Jersey students to launch a career in mathematics and science. read more...
Improved M127A1 handheld signal from Picatinny greatly illuminates the battlefield 09/02/16If flares are like fireworks illuminating the battlefield, then members of Picatinny Arsenal’s Pyrotechnics Division are about to launch the big finale. read more...
Statistics group from ARDEC pioneers new mathematical method to aid weapon modeling and simulation 08/29/16Picatinny Arsenal’s Statistics Group's latest initiative known as “Uncertainty Quantification” focuses on studying engineering modeling and simulation uncertainty from a statistical standpoint and leveraging it as a more credible approach to weapon and munition product development. read more...
ARDEC helps develop safer, extended range rocket-assisted artillery round 08/25/16The Army is developing a new 155 mm artillery round that will extend cannon range to more than 24 miles (40km), with the added benefits of greater safety for service members and the ability to deliver near-precision strike capability. read more...
Picatinny Arsenal delegation visits Chile 08/11/16A delegation from Picatinny Arsenal met with Chilean Army leaders during the week of July 12-15 during which the visitors from Picatinny toured facilities and identified areas of mutual interest with their Chilean counterparts. read more...
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt networking event, certification ceremony held 08/09/16On June 22, the ARDEC/PEO AMMO Lean Six Sigma Competency Office (LSSCO) held its third Black Belt networking event and certification ceremony at the Cannon Gate Catering & Conference Center at Picatinny Arsenal. read more...
Summer interns say Arsenal provides ways to apply classroom lessons 08/08/16Emerging from their work stations, more than 40 interns participated in a summer hire tour on July 12 at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. The installation tour was hosted by one of the Arsenal’s main organizations, the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, or ARDEC. read more...
Vermont and Massachusetts National Guards conduct live-fire exercise of Picatinny howitzers 08/04/16Working with Picatinny Arsenal, Vermont and Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers fired live rounds with new M777A2 and M119A3 Howitzers at Joint Base McGuire-Dix on July 27. read more...
Picatinny employees create grenade fuze and detonator with flying disc 07/29/16A major concern in the field of fuzing and detonators is the ability to meet the Insensitive Munitions (IM) compliance requirements. Insensitive munitions are designed to replace munitions that can easily be detonated by unplanned stimuli, including heat and impacts. read more...
ARDEC engineers modify M119A3 Howitzer to make it safer, simpler, more reliable 07/21/16After a year of re-designing the recoil system on the M119A3 Howitzer, Picatinny engineers have made the howitzer safer, simpler and more reliable while also reducing the cost of the recoil system. read more...
Summer STEM students use ‘The Martian’ movie themes as backdrop for experiments 07/18/16The Picatinny Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Summer Enrichment Program is "breaking new ground in the summer of 2016," says Shahram Dabiri, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and Picatinny Arsenal STEM Manager. read more...
Picatinny chrome tubes put to the test 07/14/16Marines with 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, fired six Pilot Production M776 Chrome Tubes for the 155mm M777A2 Lightweight Towed Howitzer in the Lead Mountain Training Area aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, on May 3. read more...
ARDEC efforts ‘always a step ahead’ 07/13/16On Sept. 30, 2015, ARDEC Director John Hedderich shared with his senior leaders at an offsite meeting his new vision for the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. read more...
Picatinny honors 11 patent holders during ARDEC ceremony 07/12/16Picatinny Arsenal added 11 more patents to its “Innovation Wall of Fame” on June 21 during a ceremony in Building 93. The wall, which was created earlier this year, honors an innovative culture and represents successful partnerships that focus on developing solutions for warfighters. read more...
Approaching 8th deployment, civilian trainer relishes bringing new equipment to Soldiers 07/11/16Although Picatinny Arsenal’s workforce has more civilians than active duty military members, its employees are no strangers to the battlefield. read more...
Science students meet with top Army executive 07/07/16Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy spoke to students from the Pre-Engineering Academy at Newark Central High School during their visits to Picatinny Arsenal. read more...
Armament Software Engineering Center appraised at CMMI Level 5 for fourth consecutive time 07/05/16A Picatinny Arsenal organization that develops software for numerous weapons systems used by U.S. military personnel worldwide has attained another top quality rating that no other Army organization currently holds. The Armament Software Engineering Center researches, develops and sustains advanced software products and services used by U.S. service members in Army weapons systems. read more...
Regular meetups help to spur innovation, collaboration 07/01/16The director's corner on the homepage for the Armament Research, Development and Research Center speaks to ARDEC's slogan of "Always a Step Ahead." read more...
Army's top technology executive Katrina McFarland visits Picatinny 07/01/16During a visit to Picatinny, the Army’s top civilian for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology told employees and leaders that she appreciated the innovative work done at the Arsenal. read more...
With 3-D technology, Rock Island lab helps renovate historic fire station 06/30/16The Central Fire Station in Davenport, Iowa, which began operating in 1905, is the oldest continuously operating fire station west of the Mississippi River. read more...
In supporting active shooter exercises, Army gains insight on tactics in dense urban areas 06/28/16As the nation continues to mourn the deaths of 50 persons gunned down at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub, Picatinny Arsenal engineers have begun scouring through hours of footage they captured that same weekend at an active shooter training exercise at Fenway Park in Boston. read more...
The American Forces Network Europe interviews ARDEC's Fusion Cell 06/28/16The American Forces Network Europe interviews ARDEC's Fusion Cell read more...
For Australian chemist at ARDEC, learning occurs both inside and outside the lab 06/23/16During his time at Picatinny Arsenal as part of a scientific exchange program, Australian Jason Brusnahan experienced new research challenges, was intrigued by the black bears roaming the installation, and faced the quagmire commonly known as the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles. read more...
Picatinny employees design new nanocomposite 06/17/16Two Picatinny Arsenal employees were among a group of inventors who recently received a patent for designing a new nanocomposite as well as developing a method to manufacture it. The employees are Joseph Paras, a materials engineer, and Christopher Haines, a senior metallurgist, both from the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). read more...
ARDEC Honored by the New Jersey State Assembly for STEM program 06/17/16The New Jersey State Assembly recognized The United States Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, or ARDEC, located at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey with a joint resolution of its Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education program at the state capital June 16. read more...
ARDEC dedicates Firing Tables and Ballistics building to late chief 06/16/16The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, also known as ARDEC, named the facility housing its Firing Tables and Ballistics Division, or FTaB, in memory of a former employee who dedicated nearly 60 years of service to the U.S. Army during a dedication ceremony at Bldg. 4219 on APG North (Aberdeen) June 8. read more...
New course on nanotechnology showcases vast potential to benefit the warfighter 06/15/16If there is one lesson to glean from Picatinny Arsenal's new course in nanomaterials, it's this: never underestimate the power of small. read more...
Advancing STEM education, Picatinny hosts Junior Solar Sprint Race competition 06/15/16Picatinny Arsenal’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Office hosted its third Junior Solar Sprint competition on May 19 at the arsenal’s recreational center, Forge Fitness. read more...
ARDEC helps West Point cadet research psychology of mine deterrence 06/14/16Working with Picatinny Arsenal personnel, Cadet Drew Hidalgo, a senior at the U.S. Military Academy, and his faculty advisor, Vikram Mittal, experimented with possible psychological mechanisms underlying the deterrence effect of land mines. read more...
Eagle Games challenge teams to puzzle out solutions 06/14/16At 8:55 a.m. in the Lindner Conference Center on May 18, 12 teams of six individuals were poised at their team tables, ready for the sound of a cannon that would officially begin the first round of the Eagle Games at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. read more...
ARDEC supports New York City active shooter exercise 06/09/16The recent scene in Brooklyn, New York, was reminiscent of the Columbine High School massacre shooting on April 20, 1999. That attack by two students included 99 explosive devices and claimed the lives of 12 students and one teacher. read more...
Picatinny Arsenal, Princeton University to collaborate on energy, environmental research 06/08/16PRINCETON UNIVERSITY -- Researchers at Picatinny Arsenal and their counterparts at Princeton University entered into an agreement here June 6 to share information and collaborate to promote energy and environmental research and to get the most out of technology transfers for defense and industry. read more...
Minor modifications provides range of energetic time delays 06/06/16Two employees from the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) were among a group of four individuals that recently received a patent for their work on condensed phase energetic time delay compositions. read more...
Ordnance hall of fame inductees 06/02/16Three persons with connections to Picatinny and ammo acquisitions were inducted May 11 into the Ordnance Hall of Fame at Fort Lee, Virginia. read more...
Picatinny develops multi-role munitions, armament systems 06/01/16Picatinny Arsenal’s engineers are advancing the future of military technology with a strong footing in integrated armament systems with multi-role capabilities. read more...
Researchers develop technology for precision munitions even without GPS 05/31/16Picatinny Arsenal engineers are among a group of researchers developing image navigation that would be used for precision guidance of munitions even when GPS is not available. read more...
ARDEC hosts 3rd annual World Day for Cultural Diversity 05/31/16The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center or ARDEC held its third annual World Day for Cultural Diversity, May 19 in the Lindner Conference Center. read more...
ARDEC Guiding Principles: We Strive to Always do the Right Thing 05/31/16https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUlMQCd_zME read more...
With help from ARDEC employees, West Point cadets reduce recoil on M249 weapon 05/30/16To increase Soldier accuracy when engaging targets, a team of West Point cadets is looking at two innovative components to reduce the recoil and muzzle climb of the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. read more...
ARDEC hosts STEM event at Liberty Science Center 05/26/16Picatinny Arsenal’s STEM office hosted approximately 70 students from East Orange STEM Academy High School and Middle School, Union City High School and Saint Mark the Evangelist School in Harlem during a STEM event at Liberty Science Center May 24. read more...
Acting Army Secretary visits Picatinny, just prior to Senate confirming new Army Secretary 05/18/16During a visit here yesterday the Acting Secretary of the United States Army told employees and leaders that he appreciated the cutting-edge work done at the Arsenal just before a new Secretary of the Army was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. read more...
Inventors bring relative simplicity to tackling problems with charging mechanisms 05/17/16Five U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) employees were recently granted a patent for work on a remote weapons charging handle adapter. read more...
ARDEC's Active Shooter Team: Improving Law Enforcement and First Responder Effectiveness 05/16/16The U.S. Army, Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center's unique Active Shooter Team provided full analytical video coverage, behavioral analysis, and technology evaluations at the NYPD Counterterrorism Division and FDNY Active Shooter Exercise (ASE) at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York on May 15. read more...
Cadets observe manufacturing expertise 05/04/16On April 13-14, about 70 cadets from the United States Military Academy visited Picatinny Arsenal to learn more about manufacturing at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. read more...
New Picatinny division protects armament systems from cyber-attacks 05/04/16Modern armament systems leverage computers and networks to enhance speed and accuracy. But with increased performance comes a greater risk of introducing cyber vulnerabilities. read more...
ARDEC plays key role in ensuring software reliability 04/29/16As the U.S. Army replaces its aging fleet of armored personnel carriers, Picatinny Arsenal is playing a crucial role in ensuring that the software for the new Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, or AMPV, meets rigid standards of performance. read more...
Collaboration propels innovation at Picatinny’s 9th Science and Technology Networking Day 04/28/16Like a muscle that is exercised consistently, Picatinny Arsenal’s Science and Technology (S&T) program gets stronger and bigger every year. read more...
The Drive for Safer Munitions 04/27/16On the morning of July 11, 1991, a defective heater in an M992 ammunition carrier loaded with 155mm artillery shells caught on fire in the North Compound of Camp Doha in Kuwait. read more...
What will future munitions look like? 04/26/16ARDEC Technologies 2016 read more...
Soldier training is safer during training with projectiles that fragment on impact 04/26/16Picatinny engineers have patented a new training projectile that fragments into pieces on impact in order to better contain fired projectiles during Soldier training. read more...
ARDEC, NASA leverage partnership to share knowledge 04/21/16While military technology and space exploration may seem like two very different areas of expertise, there is enough common ground for engineers from Picatinny Arsenal and the nation’s space agency to share best practices and leverage business processes. read more...
‘It has been a good ride,’ retiring ARDEC military deputy says 04/15/16“It has been a good ride,” said a satisfied and proud Col. Scott Turner, reflecting on 30 years of service in the U.S. Army. read more...
Container with offset handles can help reduce costs when changes made to equipment 04/15/16Although modifying military equipment to accommodate packing changes could be expensive, a Picatinny Arsenal engineer's latest patent--a container with offset handles--potentially could help to avoid high investment. read more...
Picatinny senior leader stresses teamwork across complex organizations 04/15/16When Anthony Sebasto became the newest member of Senior Executive Service in August 2015, he said that the military business "is a team sport." read more...
Col. Turner receives Legion of Merit Meritorious Service Medal upon retirement 04/08/16PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - At a retirement ceremony April 7, Col. J. Scott Turner Jr., received the Legion of Merit Meritorious Service Medal for his 30 years of service to the U.S. Army from John Hedderich, Director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). read more...
ARDEC personnel participate in Junior Science Symposium 04/06/16At the 54th Monmouth Junior Science Symposium, 20 personnel from the Armament Research Development and Engineering Center and 49 from the Communications Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center graded 109 student technical papers and mentored the authors. read more...
Fostering its creative and collaborative culture, ARDEC unveils ‘Innovation Wall of Fame’ 04/04/16Picatinny Arsenal unveiled an “Innovation Wall of Fame” on March 24 in Building 93 as a way to honor its innovative culture. The wall also aims to represent successful partnerships that empower the organization focus on developing solutions for warfighters. read more...
Anti-mine system is portable, easily positioned by small to medium scale robots 03/30/16Picatinny Patent Holders: During their research, Picatinny engineers Richard Vanaman and William Bergeria were looking for a solution to neutralize certain types of anti-personnel landmines that are blast resistant. read more...
Canadian artillery school students at Picatinny 03/28/16Frank Petrosillo, left, mechanical engineer, explains how welded steel parts create the CROWS Vehicle Integration Kit during The Canadian Royal Artillery School tour on March 3 of Picatinny Arsenal’s Machine Shop. read more...
Commanding General addresses contracting employees 03/25/16Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson, Commanding General, U.S. Army Contracting Command, came to Picatinny Arsenal on March 1 and spoke to a group of contracting employees. read more...
Army awards contract for additional Excalibur rounds 03/23/16The Army awarded Raytheon Company a $31.8 million contract to produce an additional 464 Excalibur Increment Ib projectiles. read more...
Collection boxes for basic needs of warfighters await your donations 03/22/16A Picatinny Arsenal employee who has returned from a deployment to Afghanistan is in the process of supplying collection boxes to buildings and organizations as part of an on-going campaign called “Supplies for Soldiers.” read more...
Picatinny engineers seek to double range of modified howitzer 03/21/16Picatinny Arsenal engineers have been working to create a longer, newly modified M777A2 howitzer that has the potential to double the system’s current artillery range. read more...
Robotics team triumphs 03/17/16Members of the Tiger Tech Robotic Team, Number 5624 of South Plainfield High School, took first place during the recent Mid Atlantic, FIRST Robotics competition held on March 6-7 at Mt. Olive High School. read more...
ARDEC welcomes new employees 03/15/16Picatinny welcomed 60 new faces to the new employee orientation March 2-4. The orientation, held in the Lindner Conference Center, gave an overview of what to expect as a new arsenal employee. read more...
While seeking better ammunition container coatings, water purifier discovered 03/03/16While working on a more durable coatings for military packaging to help Soldiers, a Picatinny materials scientist and engineer and her university collaborator innovated a way to purify water for a discovery with potential widespread benefits. read more...
Lean Six Sigma holds certification ceremony 03/02/16The Lean Six Sigma Competency Office held its second Lean Six Sigma (LSS) networking event and certification ceremony at Bucky’s at Picatinny Arsenal. read more...
ARDEC event, ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering, promotes technical fields 02/26/16Nearly 90 high school females representing 25 northern New Jersey schools attended Picatinny Arsenal’s fourth annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” event on Feb. 25. read more...
ARDEC engineers increase precision through fuze and power technologies for munitions 02/25/16To keep up with the demands of advanced warhead technologies, engineers at Picatinny Arsenal have developed an initiative called "Fuze and Power Technologies for Munitions." Its mission focuses on making weapons more precise and effective by improving weapon fuzing and power. read more...
Engineers patent limited-range projectile to reduce collateral damage 02/23/16Three employees of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, or ARDEC, were awarded with a U.S. patent for their proof of concept work on a limited range projectile. read more...
Mentoring panel answers frequent questions 02/17/16In support of National Mentoring Month, an interactive panel on mentoring was held Jan. 28 by the Mentoring Program of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, or ARDEC. read more...
ARDEC celebrates Chinese New Year 02/16/16Personnel from Picatinny Arsenal helped to celebrate Chinese New Year with a luncheon on Jan. 28 at the Qin Dynasty Chinese Restaurant in Parsippany. read more...
RDECOM salutes ARDEC engineer as STEM Hero 02/12/16Shahram Dabiri was recently acknowledged by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center for his outstanding achievement as Picatinny’s Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Technology Manager. read more...
Warfighter weapon maintenance made easier with new lubricant 02/10/16Although weapon maintenance may seem tedious to the unencumbered civilian, Picatinny Arsenal engineers know a clean weapon could save the warfighter’s life. read more...
Picatinny creates videos for howitzer training 02/05/16Picatinny engineers are creating M777A2 howitzer maintenance training videos to enhance the ability of Soldiers and Marines to conduct maintenance tasks in all operational environments. read more...
ARDEC Guiding Principles - Teamwork 02/01/16ARDEC Guiding Principles - Teamwork read more...
ARDEC Guiding Principles - Safety 01/28/16ARDEC Guiding Principles - Safety read more...
For efforts, Dabiri acknowledged by ARDEC as STEM hero 01/27/16Shahram 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. read more...
ARDEC Guiding Principles - Work Life Balance 01/26/16ARDEC Guiding Principles - Work Life Balance. Video by ARDEC's New Equipment Training and Media Production Branch read more...
ARDEC Guiding Principles - Pride 01/26/16ARDEC Guiding Principles - Pride. Video by ARDEC's New Equipment Training and Media Production Branch read more...
Advanced 120mm round gives tank crews more versatility 01/25/16After 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. read more...
Failure to report erratic, unstable employee behavior could lead to tragedy 01/22/16Often, 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.” read more...
ARDEC’s STEM Externship deemed a success 01/21/16Picatinny invited students from Rutgers University and Stevens Institute to experience its first Externship Jan. 12 through Jan. 15. read more...
ARDEC seeks recognition of its broad range of capabilities 01/20/16Picatinny 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. read more...
Your technical skills are good, but how’s your emotional intelligence? 01/13/16Among the various terms that are heard on the installation, one remains a constant: “Team Picatinny.” However, forming a team that functions effectively can be a complex undertaking. read more...
ARDEC organization named best in 3-D printer development at conference 01/11/16The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal was honored on Nov. 18 for Best Development in 3-D Printing Equipment at an IDTechEx conference. read more...
ARDEC personnel recognized for contributions to warfighter 01/07/16The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center or ARDEC held an award ceremony Dec. 15 to honor personnel who have made a significant contribution to the warfighter within the past few months. read more...
Tank-inspired design helps Picatinny STEM team to win first place 01/05/16By developing a robot inspired by visits to Picatinny Arsenal, a team of middle-school students was able to capture first place in a recent robotics competition. read more...
ARDEC illustrates the convergence of Soldiers and science 01/04/16The Military Chemistry Enrichment Event (MCEE) sponsored by the Department of Chemistry & Life Science introduced cadets enrolled in general chemistry to several military and scientific research agencies that develop Soldier-related technology. read more...
Richard "Dick" Jackson recognized for his service to the Army 12/21/15Richard "Dick" Jackson, Special Assistant to the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General for Law of War Matters receives a replica of Picatinny's Cannon Gates from John Hedderich, Director of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, in recognition of his many years of dedicated government service. Jackson is the U. S. Army's legal expert for Law of War maters since his appointment in 2005 and will be retiring in 2016. read more...
ARDEC participates in NYPD active shooter drill 12/07/15A week after the terrorist attacks on Paris, the New York Police Department and New York Transit conducted an active shooter exercise Nov. 22 at Bowery Subway Station in Lower Manhattan. read more...
Engineers cook up new recipe for biofuel: blue-green algae plus artillery propellant 12/01/15While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to recycle aging M6 artillery round propellant and create biofuel. read more...
West Point cadets visit ARDEC 11/24/15U.S. Military Academy instructor Maj. Dan Fox took 21 cadets and three academy technicians to Picatinny Arsenal’s Manufacturing Technology Center on Nov. 18 for a lesson in modern manufacturing techniques. read more...
Bucknor achievements recognized 11/20/15On Nov. 3, family, friends and coworkers gathered in the Armament Software Engineering Center, Bldg 31, Conference Room 46, to dedicate the room in memory of Michael H. Bucknor. read more...
Saint Peter Elementary explores ARDEC's innovation lab 11/19/15Ralph Tillinghast, director of Picatinny's Collaboration Innovation Lab, explains to elementary students how a 3-D scanner and 3-D printer can be used to develop clay models on Nov. 17, during an arsenal tour. read more...
Armament Technology Facility nominated for safety award 11/17/15The Armament Technology Facility (ATF) is the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center’s (ARDEC) small and medium caliber weapon systems Research, Development, Test and Evaluation facility, staffed with highly trained engineers, technicians, gunsmiths and specialists. read more...
ARDEC developing new method to give added power, range to artillery 11/16/15If, in the words of Napoleon, “God fights on the side with the best artillery,” Picatinny Arsenal engineers are improving artillery to the point that there should be no doubt as to which side should be favored. read more...
ARDEC employees recognized by National Defense Industrial Association 11/12/15The Picatinny Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association held its 35th annual Firepower Awards Luncheon at the Skylands in Randolph Nov. 5, presenting 11 awards that included eight persons who work at Picatinny Arsenal. read more...
ARDEC hosts Small Business Innovative Research Technology Day 11/10/15It’s been three years since Picatinny Arsenal held a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Technology Day. read more...
ARDEC engineers developing safer, ‘greener’ propelling charge for 105mm artillery cartridges 10/30/15Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are developing a new propelling charge for the family of 105mm artillery cartridges that are safer for the warfighter by eliminating the use of lead and other toxic substances present in the current charge. read more...
Firefighters from New York City's Fire Department visit ARDEC 10/29/15New York City Fire Department Assistant Chief, Counterterrorism Emergency Preparedness, Joseph W. Pfeifer (right) speaks at an exchange of ideas and technologies to assist first responders at Picatinny Arsenal on Oct. 28. read more...
Reisman Tower Landmark 10/29/15Since its dedication on June 2, 2003, the Robert A. Reisman Precision Armaments Laboratory (PAL) has, because of its height, become a source of speculation among residents of surrounding communities. read more...
New employees get overview, arsenal tour 10/28/15Picatinny welcomed 90 new faces to the new employee orientation Oct. 21-Oct. 23. The orientation, held in the Linder Conference Center, gave an overview of what to expect as a new arsenal employee. read more...
ARDEC launches app to search laboratories across the DOD 10/26/15Software engineers at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center have developed a new mobile application that allows users to research laboratories across the Department of Defense. read more...
Weston science scholars visit Picatinny facilities 10/14/15Picatinny’s Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program hosted 21 ninth, tenth and eleventh graders from Montclair High School as part of the Weston Science Scholars Program that started 16 years ago. read more...
Employees urged to sign up for emergency notification, promote teamwork 10/13/15When Picatinny Arsenal held its active shooter exercise on Sept. 15, senior leaders commended the arsenal’s improvement in communications. But, to maintain this communication excellence throughout future exercises, incidents, and dangerous weather, Picatinny senior leaders say that all employees need to get involved. read more...
ARDEC engineers use ultrasound to develop safer, better ordnance 10/08/15Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are using ultrasound technology to more easily find defects during the manufacture of ordnance as a way to lower costs, produce more effective ordnance, and provide an added measure of safety for Soldiers in the field. read more...
Luster and durability added to today's howitzers 10/07/15Although there have been significant improvements to artillery systems since the Chinese first developed paper and bamboo cannons more than 1,000 years ago, it may be the little tweaks to a fielded weapon system that will change the history of warfare given today's era of declining defense budgets. read more...
Anti-drone technology completes successful shoot-downs in final demonstration 10/05/15Army engineers, who are seeking to adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could threaten Soldiers, successfully shot down two aircraft as part of their final technology demonstration. read more...
‘MILITARY.COM’ film crew at ARDEC 09/30/15A film production team from the internet site “Military.com” visited Picatinny Arsenal on Sept. 23-24 and filmed 10 laboratories and facilities at the Armament Research, Development and Armament Center. read more...
‘Lethality’ too narrow to describe scope of systems development at Picatinny, ARDEC director says 09/30/15Although lethality is often associated with Picatinny Arsenal, the term is too limiting to convey that full scope of activities and goals at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center or ARDEC. read more...
Research partnerships benefit academia, ARDEC 09/30/15General Engineer Stephen M. Leong discussed aspects of the U.S, Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center’s partnerships with academia before a tour on Sept. 28 of several Picatinny laboratories. read more...
ARDEC graduates first armament graduate student 09/10/15A new chapter in developing and educating world-class armament engineers and scientists took place here Sept. 10th when eight students were recognized during the Armament Graduate School’s first commencement ceremony. read more...
With high-precision telemetry, ARDEC provides detailed data on munitions and weapon systems 09/09/15For more than 50 years, the Telemetry Branch at Picatinny Arsenal has been developing and fielding gun-hardened telemetry and instrumentation solutions that collect key performance and environmental data for the development and evaluation of weapons systems, munitions, and packaging solutions. read more...
M119 howitzer still plays critical role for Army 09/09/15More than two decades have passed since the first M119 howitzer rolled off the production line at Rock Island Arsenal - Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, or RIA-JMTC, yet it remains one of the Army's primary direct and indirect fire support assets. read more...
Developing new software, ARDEC maximizes efficient fire strikes 09/03/15Crouched on the desert floor, a Soldier watches an enemy vehicle rolling in the distance and gauges its range to her platoon. However, when she’s calculated the distance, rather than radio her platoon leader, the Soldier grabs her phone and relays the information with a software system called the Leader/Soldier Effects Tool Suite. read more...
ARDEC provides technical support for active shooter, terrorism drill 09/02/15Shots fired, loud explosions and people running off a bus shouting, “They are going to start killing hostages every two minutes!” These sights and sounds made the Aug. 20 full-scale lifelike simulation of an active shooter scenario seem real. However, it was a “Mock Active Shooter/Terrorist Drill,” conducted by the West Orange Police Department in conjunction with county, municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies. read more...
Three former Picatinny employees inducted into Ammunition Hall of Fame 08/31/15Three former Picatinny Arsenal employees were inducted into the Ammunition Hall of Fame in honor of their contributions to U.S. military ammunition. read more...
ARDEC brings STEM to library summer programs 08/26/15Demonstrating the uses of sensor technology, Picatinny Arsenal engineer Ralph Tillinghast gave a student presentation at the Louise Childs Library in Stanhope, New Jersey, on Aug. 5. read more...
Researchers try to find light in the darkest of moonless nights 08/26/15If the old adage that "light gives life" is true, then the work that Army researchers are conducting at the U.S. Army's Benét Laboratories with private industry and academia should, if application follows research, provide a better life for mankind and for Soldiers. read more...
Breaking the fast, Picatinny celebrates Islamic holiday, Eid 08/25/15Approximately 80 Picatinny Arsenal employees attended a Ramadan/Eid Celebration Aug. 3 for a lunch of Middle Eastern delicacies and cultural sharing. read more...
Sebasto appointed to Senior Executive Service in ceremony 08/20/15Anthony J. Sebasto became the newest member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) during an appointment ceremony on Aug. 4 at Picatinny Arsenal. read more...
ARDEC engineer urges students to challenge gender, career stereotypes 08/20/15Integrate. It means to combine, to bring something, a person or group, into a part of a larger organization and unite them through equal membership. It’s a concept that you might see at work, within the classroom or on a team project, and, at Picatinny Arsenal, it’s vital to Kimberly Griswold, a material engineer. read more...
New Jersey homeland security director visits Picatinny 08/20/15Chris Rodriguez, director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, came to Picatinny Arsenal on Aug. 10, a visit that coincides with the Army’s Antiterrorism Awareness Month. read more...
Student enrichment program prepares future scientists 08/11/15During the dog days of summer, where can a student construct a model bridge that can withstand an earthquake, or build model rockets, and miniature roller coaster, while making new friends? read more...
New center director welcomed into SES Corps 08/10/15Anthony J. Sebasto became the newest member of the Senior Executive Service during an appointment ceremony at Picatinny Arsenal Aug. 4. read more...
To expand boundaries, leaders need to constantly balance issues 08/06/15We all have boundaries--at home, work, within our communities and personal relationships. They've remained quick and convenient ways to understand our individual roles, as well as another's role, within groups and projects. read more...
ARDEC Radiation Safety Officer is named 2015 Young Military Health Physicist of the Year 08/05/15Malgorzata (Margaret) Kouretas, 37, was recently named the 2015 Young Military Health Physicist of the Year at a ceremony in Indianapolis. read more...
Soldiers train with new precision-guided artillery 08/05/15History was made once more as troopers assigned to Alpha Battery, Field Artillery, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, fired XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) fuses using M777A2 Howitzer weapon systems. read more...
Junior Science winners seek to make the ‘impossible’ possible 08/05/15Two winners from the 53rd Annual Monmouth Junior Science Symposium (MJSS) and two winners from the 23rd Northern New Jersey Junior Science and Humanities Symposium toured Picatinny Arsenal July 28 as a reward for their success in the symposium. read more...
GPS-guided artillery shoot in Germany draws international interest 07/29/15American Soldiers in Germany are testing a new fuse with a guidance system that both increases accuracy and decreases the risk that errant rounds will detonate. read more...
Growing drone threat puts focus on Picatinny technology 07/28/15Technology with the original intent of countering rockets, artillery and mortars might also be used to counter the growing threat of drones that could threaten U.S. targets. read more...
Battle of the Bulge vets tour Picatinny Arsenal for look at latest technology 07/23/15More than 70 years ago, WW II veterans Jim Cullen, Marty Rosenbaum, Al Sussarman, Dick Moran, John Marshall, and Ken Schuetz fought in one of the most famous battles on the European front: the Battle of the Bulge. read more...
2015 Picatinny Community Day 07/17/15The arsenal brings together employees as well as their families July 9 to celebrate Picatinny's Community Day. read more...
Armament managers receive added training at Picatinny 07/15/15Four U.S. Army civilian employees, representing a variety of Army commands and organizations of Career Program 33 (Ammunition Management) field, recently completed four weeks of developmental training assignment with the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). read more...
Innovative Army technology gains new potential 07/09/15As drone technology gains greater public attention, along with its potential for hostile action against American targets... read more...
Engineers receive award for redesign of mortar packaging 07/06/15Picatinny Arsenal engineers recently won an award for the redesign of 60 mm smoke and illumination mortar packaging that both saves the Army money and allows Soldiers quicker access to the rounds during battles. read more...
The Picatinny Sound Off Episode 1 06/29/15The Picatinny Sound Off is a quarterly video that highlights information about Picatinny people, products, technology, newsworthy events and facilities. read more...
Breaking new ground, joint service team uses 3-D printing to test equipment 06/24/15In an effort to better monitor the structural health of military equipment, Picatinny Arsenal and engineers from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst have recently teamed up to embed 3-D printed metal parts with internal sensors. read more...
ARDEC dedicates new propellant facility to WWII veteran, John Amerspek 06/18/15In honor of World War II veteran and former Picatinny senior manager John P. Amerspek, Picatinny Arsenal held a building dedication ceremony on June 15 for its new propellant complex. read more...
ARDEC mentoring program fosters future leaders, makes protégés into professionals 06/18/15From new hires to senior leaders, Picatinny employees gathered recently for the ARDEC Mentoring Program social event, held at the arsenal's Cannon Gate Catering and Conference Center. read more...
ARDEC first in line for Army Materiel Command Master Resiliency Training 06/12/15Training was held at Picatinny Arsenal, May 11-22 for a unique new program intended as a support for Soldiers with increased deployment cycles, as well as a preventative measure designed to stem a notable increase in suicide rates. read more...
Picatinny 'levels up,' turns gaming into serious business. 06/12/15Army researchers have expanded the use of 3-D technology and virtual environments at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. read more...
Picatinny supports second annual Junior Solar Sprint Race 06/03/15On May 27 Picatinny Arsenal's science, technology, engineering and mathematics, STEM, program held its second annual Junior Solar Sprint Invitational. read more...
Exploration encourages communication at World Day for Cultural Diversity 05/27/15Sushi, jerk chicken, kielbasa sausage, and tzatziki sauce were a few of the cultural dishes offered May 21 at Picatinny Arsenal's World Day for Cultural Diversity. read more...
ARDEC aims for improvement, making good into better, turning better into best 05/27/15Questions regarding evacuation procedures and workforce safety were common during a town hall on May 26 for Picatinny Arsenal's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). read more...
Picatinny engineering conventional munitions to become smart 05/05/15Picatinny develops about 90 percent of the lethality within the Army and a high percentage for the other services as well, Brig. Gen. Patrick W. Burden said. If it shoots - be it a tank, rifle, artillery or aircraft - that firepower most likely originated here, said Burden, who is the post's commander and deputy program executive officer, ammunition. He spoke during a media day, May 4. read more...
New military working dog equipment sets give service handlers a 'paw up' 03/20/15Military working dogs provide valuable assistance to Soldiers as they perform a variety of duties. Personnel at Picatinny Arsenal have been part of an effort to give Army handlers equipment sets that help them keep the dogs healthier, safer and better able to accomplish their mission read more...
Auditing service contracts in Afghanistan 03/05/15The author writes about her experience being deployed as a part of a series about "Civilians Down Range." read more...
Event highlights entry-level, 3-D scanning 03/04/15Anthony Ur, an animation technology lead, demonstrated the capabilities of the Microsoft Kinect Feb. 11 during Picatinny Arsenal's "Lunch and Learn" series. read more...
Picatinny launches 2015 Army Emergency Relief campaign 03/03/15Picatinny's 2015 Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign kicked off March 2 with a cake cutting ceremony at Choices Cafeteria. read more...
ARDEC employees learn of innovative capabilities 03/02/15Capt. Thomas Murphy (far right), a Canadian Exchange Officer, demonstrates how the Lulzbot TAZ 4, a 3-D printer, functions in Picatinny's Innovation Materials Hub as part of the arsenal's "Lunch and Learn" series on Feb. 18. read more...
Vietnam memories: Former medical corpsman overcame hurdles 03/01/15This is a "Vietnam Memory," part of a series of articles about people who served in the Vietnam era in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Vietnam. This article is about Mary Krisanda, a contract specialist who served in the Women's Army Corp during the Vietnam War from 1968-1970. read more...
From NJ.Com: "Girls told at Picatinny: You can be engineers, too" 02/26/15This article appeared on NJ.Com and was written about Picatinny's annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" event. read more...
Aim high, aim higher 02/24/15Dana Born, lecturer in public policy, Harvard University, spoke to employees about the importance of leadership and character development in the workplace Feb. 24 during the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center's (ARDEC) leadership speaker series. The series is a part of ARDEC's leadership development program. read more...
ARDEC contributes to finding insensitive munitions fill for heavy bombs used by the Air Force and Navy. 09/30/14The U.S. armed services, which aim to achieve widespread use of safer munitions less prone to accidental detonation, are closer to attaining that objective with the 500-pound bomb. read more...
Top Army acquisition officer visits ARDEC Facilities 09/23/14Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson toured Picatinny Arsenal facilities Sept. 16, including the gun range where he fired several weapons. Williamson is the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. read more...
Picatinny partners to create ammunition management program 09/19/14In the world of ammunition logistics, the Career Program 33 (Ammunition Management) will take you to places like an ammunition manufacturing plant, ammunition supply point or ammunition depot, or headquarters staffs at the Department of the Army. read more...
Picatinny Arsenal dedicates ARDEC's Armament University building to fallen Army Soldier 09/17/14A dedication ceremony of Picatinny Arsenal's Armament University was held Sept. 16 in honor of fallen U.S. Army Capt. Sean P. Grimes, who was killed in Iraq on March 4, 2005. read more...
Picatinny hosts final town hall for outgoing RDECOM leader 09/15/14Picatinny Arsenal bid farewell to outgoing RDECOM director, Dale Ormond at a town hall on Aug. 4. read more...
Retiring Picatinny engineer reflects on his career at arsenal 09/15/14General Engineer Benmun Seto met with ARDEC Acting Director Barbara Machak Sept. 3 on his last day before retirement, providing an overview of his career at Picatinny Arsenal. Machak is the acting director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. read more...
Engineers seek enhanced grenade lethality, even when enemy is concealed 09/03/14How does the Warfighter launch a grenade at the enemy and ensure that it hits the target if the enemy is defiladed, or concealed, behind natural or artificial obstacles? According to Steven Gilbert, the solution is simple: use the Small Arms Grenade Munitions (SAGM). read more...
Students learning leadership skills tour ARDEC facilities 08/25/14Forty students from the Leadership Excellence Direct Results program visited Picatinny Arsenal on Aug.15 to tour the arsenal's facilities and meet with its workforce. read more...
Picatinny awards student scholarships for academic achievement, leadership potential 08/22/14The Picatinny Arsenal Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association presented five scholarships and recognition awards for excellence to deserving students on Aug. 6 in recognition of their demonstrated academic achievement, challenging career aspirations and outstanding leadership potential. read more...
Senior Enlisted Advisor to Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff: "Team Picatinny, what you do for our Warfighters is not unappreciated." 08/19/14A free golf clinic hosted by Professional Golfer's Association (PGA) professional and New Jersey native, Morgan Hoffmann, was held Aug.18 on Picatinny Arsenal's golf course just days before he plays at the Barclays Tournament in Paramus, N.J. read more...
ARDEC Engineers nurture student robotics teams 08/11/14Newton High School became the first public high school in New Jersey to earn a varsity designation for a robotics team. The student robotics teams are supported by Picatinny engineers and their varsity letter has an image of an Army Talon robot. read more...
Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round 08/07/14Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep Soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature. read more...
Picatinny celebrates Ramadan with first Eid Luncheon 08/04/14100 Picatinny employees attended the first Eid Luncheon at the Marakesh restaurant in Parsippany. read more...
Australian defense official tours ARDEC facilities at Picatinny 07/24/14Dr. Sharmaine Ramasamy, center, Director Defence [sic] and National Security Science and Technology of the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C., toured Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., on July 24. read more...
Assistant Secretary of Defense tours Picatinny, awards three employees 07/24/14Paul D. Peters, left, acting assistant secretary of defense for logistics and materiel release, presented the Packaging Excellence Award on July 22 to Jack Lam, Joseph P. Granuzzo, and Hemant Yadav. read more...
Picatinny Arsenal senior commander retires 07/17/14Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, Program Executive Officer for Ammunition (PEO Ammo) and Senior Commander of Picatinny Arsenal, officially retired from active duty and relinquished command of the PEO Ammo position to James Shields during a ceremony here today. read more...
Picatinny celebrates camaraderie and the arsenal's unique culture at Community Day 07/11/14Picatinny Community Day 2014 was a community-wide morale boosting event that was held to build and develop camaraderie across the arsenal by bringing together employees as well as their families to celebrate Picatinny's unique culture, accomplishments, and history. read more...
Killing in war: a shared responsibility 07/09/14A 19-year-old Soldier in Afghanistan has nightmares when he killed a young boy attempting to shoot him in a firefight. read more...
Picatinny engineers look to printed metals to transform Army logistics, armaments 07/03/14A Soldier at a forward operating base needs the proper form to recommend an award for a fellow Soldier. He goes online, opens a form, fills in the blanks and hits "PRINT." read more...
New Jersey's Lt. Gov. visits Picatinny Arsenal 07/01/14New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno received a briefing and a tour of Picatinny Arsenal yesterday as part of a New Jersey Military Installation Growth and Development Task Force objective over the next few months to tour New Jersey military institutions and talk to businesses impacted by the state's military bases. read more...
Guns and Ammo Excellence 06/30/14The display recently erected in front of building 1 commemorates Picatinny's designation as the Department of Defense's Joint Center of Excellence for Guns Ammunition. read more...
Picatinny 'Speed Bag' resupplies Soldiers with less equipment damage 06/27/14Soldiers who are pinned down in firefights with the enemy often rely on life-saving airdrops to resupply their ammunition, food, water and medical supplies. read more...
Evolving technology advances greater ability to breach a variety of walls 06/20/14A famed running back in the National Football League once said all he needed was "12 inches of daylight" to bolt ahead and churn out the yardage for the offense. read more...
Students receive technology briefing during Picatinny visit 06/19/14Software Engineer Thomas Nealis (left) discusses a mortar stowage kit and a dismounted mortar control system with U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (second from left) and eight members from Frelinghuysen's Youth Advisory Committee at Picatinny Arsenal on Monday, June 16. read more...
PM TAS, ARDEC sign management agreement for howitzer facility 06/12/14Against the backdrop of two howitzers, a contract is signed for the management of John "Bud" Neumann Artillery Integration Facility at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., which is used for integration and developmental activities for the M119A3 and M777A2 howitzers. read more...
Local students use technical skills to compete in Junior Solar Sprint event 06/04/14Approximately 50 middle school students, teachers, and Picatinny employees gathered May 19 at Picatinny Arsenal to participate in this year's Junior Solar Sprint competition. read more...
As 31-year career ends, ARDEC leader pays tribute to colleagues 05/30/14Although the Roman-era aqueduct is physically located in Segovia, Spain, it was a solid fixture in the farewell remarks by Dr. Gerardo Melendez at his May 15 retirement ceremony at the Lindner Conference Center. read more...
ARDEC educational outreach extends to nearly 200 New Jersey schools 05/22/14Three area schools will visit Picatinny Arsenal this week each on separate days as part of an outreach agreement with the installation's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Program. read more...
Melendez retires as ARDEC director 05/15/14Gerardo Melendez formally retired May 15 as the director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, one of the U.S. Army's premier research and engineering facilities. read more...
Picatinny observes Asian-Pacific Island American Heritage Month 05/13/14Picatinny celebrated Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with an observance event May 9 at the Cannon Gate Catering & Conference Center. read more...
Ordnance technician who 'died twice' gets solemn retirement 05/12/14At a ceremony on April 22, an Army sergeant first class removes from a table an American flag folded into the shape of a triangle, executes a deliberate about face and marches the flag ceremoniously to a colonel. read more...
Finno named new director of QE&SA 05/09/14John Finno has been named the new Director of Quality Engineering & System Assurance (QE&SA) Directorate, which is part of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal. read more...
Mortar packaging improvements save both time, money 05/06/14Picatinny engineers have devised improvements to the packaging of 60 mm smoke and illumination mortars that will save the Army money and allow Soldiers quicker access to the rounds during firefights. read more...
Retiring director sees ARDEC well positioned for the future 05/05/14As Dr. Gerardo J. Melendez approaches the end of his tenure as the head of the largest organization at Picatinny Arsenal, it won't be his daily commute from Princeton that he will remember but rather the workforce and its resilience during difficult times. read more...
A Decade of Bring Your Child to Work Day, Picatinny Style 04/25/14For more than two decades, employees from all walks of life have been bringing their children into the workplace for a very special day of recognition known as "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work" or "Bring Your Child to Work Day." read more...
New deployable kennels for military dogs mitigate temperature extremes 04/21/14In Afghanistan, summer temperatures soar to 120 degrees and winter temperatures dip into the teens. Mix in some blinding sandstorms and one can appreciate the importance of adequate military shelter not only for Soldiers, but also for military working dogs. read more...
Picatinny completes Excalibur 1a-2 production, transitions to 1b 04/14/14On April 3, the Excalibur Program completed assembly of the last Increment Ia-2 projectile and transitioned to Increment Ib production. read more...
7th Annual Science and Technology (S&T) Networking Day 04/10/14Brig. Gen. William E. Cole, Deputy Command General, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and Senior Commander, Natick Soldier Systems Command and Dr. Gerardo Melendez, Director, U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center view one of approximately 80 exhibits and displays at the 7th Annual Science and Technology (S&T) Networking Day held today at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. read more...
ARDEC chemist wins Young Scientist Award for work on smoke grenades 04/04/14SummaryPicatinny chemist Anthony Shaw has worked with pyrotechnics since October 2010, but his recent paper on smoke grenades only recently earned him the 2014 Dr. Bernard E. Douda Young Scientist Award. read more...
Women's History Month highlights courage, character 04/03/14Maj. Alicia J. Johnson was the keynote speaker March 25 during a luncheon at the Cannon Gate Conference Center to celebrate Women's History Month. Johnson is a contract administrator with the Defense Contract Management Agency Springfield, which is based at Picatinny Arsenal. read more...
Soldiers help Picatinny engineers test new lightweight mortar system 04/02/14Mortar system operators and maintainers visited Picatinny to help conduct a Technical Manual Validation and Verification event for the new lightweight M252A1 81mm Mortar Weapon System March 18 - 20. read more...
Fire on more targets, more quickly, more accurately 03/26/14Imagine you are a young Soldier on a deployment and you do not have an awful lot of experience in firing your weapon at great distances. You are on patrol in a mountainous terrain with your fire team when suddenly you spot what appears to be the enemy. You see them, but they do not see you. read more...
Two ARDEC executives earn Lean Six Sigma "Black Belts" 03/21/14PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - When a combat general wants to get a true gritty flavor for how things are going with the troops, he might participate in some squad maneuvers or roll up his sleeves for some weapons cleaning in the arms room. read more...
Picatinny aims for green with new type of primary explosive 03/19/14One day, during a tough, live-fire training, an infantryman fires his mortar and the round is on target--an event which announces itself with flame and thunder. read more...
Imaginative invention inspires young and old at Maker Faire 03/12/14Not all inventions that come from Picatinny Arsenal personnel win awards for their military utility and the Orbital Rendersphere is a prime example. read more...
ARDEC scaling up in-house chemicals production to shun higher costs 03/10/14Picatinny scientists and engineers have established a pilot production facility to create the Army's only in-house process for scaling up chemical compounds, a move that could save money by not having to rely on costlier compounds from outside suppliers. read more...
Picatinny dives into Read Across America 03/05/14Lt. Col. Christine Allen, Product Manager, Counter Explosive Hazard, reads to children at the Dennis B. O' Brien Elementary School in Rockaway, March 4. read more...
Picatinny engineers mentor students for international robotics competition 03/04/14Mt. Olive High School in Flanders, N.J., played host to an international high-school level robotics competition, March 1-2. read more...
Picatinny hosts Introduce a Girl to Engineering event 03/03/14Picatinny hosted an "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" night Feb. 27, for approximately 50 local high school females along with their parents to encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). read more...
Picatinny Programs highlighted during Principal Deputy ASA (ALT) visit 02/27/14Kori Phillips (left), a U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) systems management engineer, shows Gabriel Camarillo, Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), the Lightweight Small Arms Technologies program's lightweight machine gun during a tour of Picatinny Feb. 26. read more...
XM905 Advanced Mortar Protection System 02/26/14The XM905 Advanced Mortar Protection System (AMPS) was in the "Today's Focus" section of the U.S. Army's daily, the "Stand-To" on Feb. 26. The XM905 APMS is a dismounted 120-mm smoothbore recoiling mortar system which utilizes the Recoiling Mortar System 6-Light (RMS6-L) Mortar system currently used in the M1129/M1252 Stryker Mortar Carriers (MC). For more info click here. read more...
Picatinny Arsenal, ARDEC help ring in Chinese Lunar New Year 02/12/14Expressing a new year's greeting in Chinese, Armaments Research Development and Engineering Center Director, Gerardo Melendez, said "Gung Hay Fat Choy," to welcome nearly 200 employees to the 2014 Picatinny Chinese Lunar New Year Luncheon on Jan. 24 at the Qin Dynasty restaurant in Parsippany. read more...
US, Canada partner to upgrade Canadian howitzer 01/24/14The Canadian Army has enlisted the help of Picatinny engineers to evaluate the life-span of their World War II -- era C3 Howitzer. read more...
ARDEC counters Unmanned Aerial System threats 01/07/14As the military use of unmanned aircraft systems has increased dramatically, including by entities that may pose a threat to the United States, scientists at Picatinny Arsenal are part of the effort to counter potential threats to U.S. armed forces by such systems. Unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, is the term to describe a far more advanced "drone" or unpiloted flying object or aircraft used to carry out a military operation. read more...
Santa visits Picatinny children at local VFW event 12/26/13Summary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2519 of Denville hosted about 40 military children from Picatinny Arsenal on Dec. 15 during the group's 4th Annual Children's Christmas Party. read more...
Major mission expansion brings jobs to Picatinny 12/17/13SummaryA major change in the U.S. Army's logistics program signals a wave of new jobs opening up at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. read more...
New Picatinny alert system replaces previous E-Notify 11/26/13SummaryPicatinny Arsenal's mass communication system E-Notify was recently replaced by a newer system known as Picatinny Alert System. read more...
Lt. Gen. Phillips visits Picatinny 11/25/13Lt. Gen. Phillips is brief on a new mortar system. read more...
Rock climbing courses offered for Picatinny community 11/21/13SummaryPicatinny employees and family members participated Oct. 20 in a seven-hour introduction to rock climbing course at Allamuchy State Park. read more...
Picatinny retiree honored for work on safer munitions 11/06/13SummaryAt 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...
Picatinny names new building for artillery expert 11/06/13SummaryA new facility at Picatinny Arsenal is named after John 'Bud' Neumann. read more...
Improvements to ammo production lines saves millions 10/31/13SummaryThe Program Executive Office for Ammunition's Enhanced Performance Round (EPR) program shaved off more than $20 million dollars in a value engineering project aimed at renovating the bullet production lines and improving the program's purchasing strategies. read more...
Picatinny's new doctorate program stays on course 10/30/13SummaryThe Armament Academy, the first-of-its-kind doctorate degree-granting institution at Picatinny Arsenal, welcomed the first cohort of students, Sept. 6. read more...
Statistics skills prove helpful for Picatinny Soldier 10/29/13SummaryA Picatinny engineer with statistical skills find math perspective useful during deployment. read more...
Domestic Violence Awareness Seminar 10/24/13SummaryAn eight-week self-defense seminar kicked off today at Picatinny Arsenal as part of a program headed by the installation's Army Community Services Directorate in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. read more...
2013 Combined Federal Campaign launched at Picatinny Arsenal 10/10/13SummaryCombined Federal Campaign marches forward. read more...
Picatinny advances 'computer chip of the future' 09/25/13SummaryThe Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny recently won the 2013 Federal Laboratory Consortium Northeast Region Award for its excellence in technology transfer as demonstrated by its HyperX chip technology. read more...
Picatinny observes National POW/MIA Recognition Day 09/23/13SummaryNational Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day was observed here on Friday, Sept. 20. read more...
New guided munition sensors greater than sum of their parts 09/19/13SummaryEngineers use a collection of sensors to obtain greater synergy. read more...
At times, even munitions must shake, rattle and roll 09/16/13Engineers test how weapons and munitions will perform under a variety of conditions. read more...
Chemistry students from the U.S. Military Academy visit Picatinny 09/12/13SummaryThe visiting cadets are students in one of the Academy's chemistry classes who visited several ARDEC energetic laboratories at Picatinny Sept 9-10. read more...
ARDEC technology to be featured at Fort Benning, Ga. open house 09/10/13The Maneuver Center of Excellence and the Maneuver Battle Lab have invited media to talk to Soldiers about ARDEC's Lightweight Small Arms Technologies during an open house at Fort Benning, Ga. Sept. 24. read more...
Former "Cheers" actor visits Picatinny to learn manufacturing techniques 09/09/13Actor John Ratzenberger, best known for his iconic role as postal worker Cliff Clavin on the TV show "Cheers," is promoting manufacturing in the U.S. read more...
Picatinny celebrates its 133rd birthday 09/06/13Officials here celebrated the 133rd birthday of Picatinny Arsenal with a cake-cutting ceremony Sept. 6 at the post cafeteria attended by Arsenal employees. read more...
Col. Scott Turner, Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems, and Lt. Col. William McDonough, Product Manager 09/05/13Col. Scott Turner, Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems, and Lt. Col. William McDonough, Product Manager Guided Precision Munitions and Mortar Systems (GPM2S), cut the ceremonial ribbon that symbolized building renovations are complete and the structure is move-in-ready for GPM2S employees. The 27,000 square foot building was upgraded to meet current safety and protection standards. All GPM2S employees are scheduled to relocate to the renovated building Sept. 6. read more...
Col. Scott Turner, Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems, and Lt. Col. William McDonough, Product Manager 09/05/13Col. Scott Turner, Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems, and Lt. Col. William McDonough, Product Manager Guided Precision Munitions and Mortar Systems (GPM2S), cut the ceremonial ribbon that symbolized building renovations are complete and the structure is move-in-ready for GPM2S employees. The 27,000 square foot building was upgraded to meet current safety and protection standards. All GPM2S employees are scheduled to relocate to the renovated building Sept. 6. read more...
Picatinny plays vital role in largest active shooter simulation on record 09/04/13Roughly eight months after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a life-like scenario unfolded at a New Jersey school and Picatinny Arsenal played a key role in the success of the drill that put law enforcement officials in the middle of a valuable training exercise. read more...
Picatinny facility earns Energy Star Award 08/28/13The main entrance into Picatinny Arsenal's Building 65 is like any average lobby, complete with chairs for visitors and a directory list, except for one main difference: its Energy Star plaque. read more...
Members of the U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center Institutional Review Board 08/27/13Members of the U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center Institutional Review Board show their certificates of appreciation presented to them, July 10, by ARDEC Director Dr. Gerrardo Melendez (left). read more...
Picatinny employee heads to World Powerlifting Championship 08/26/13Next month, Picatinny employee John Corsello will test his mettle against some of the world's most seasoned weightlifters at the 2013 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Masters World Powerlifting Championship in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 23-29. read more...
Secretary of the Army affirms Picatinny's importance to national security 08/26/13Summary Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Picatinny Arsenal today to assess the effect of sequestration on the installation's efforts in research, development, acquisition and lifecycle management of weapon systems and ammunition. read more...
Picatinny to remove tons of toxins from lethal rounds 08/23/13An enemy convoy transporting a supply of fuel rumbles across the desert floor, an ideal target for armor-piercing incendiary projectiles. read more...
Student gets personal tour of Picatinny 08/21/13One lucky high school graduate was given the singular opportunity to have a personal guided tour of Picatinny Arsenal's laboratories, August 20. read more...
Marines use martial arts to hone combat readiness 08/19/13A 28 x 28 foot structure was completed in June to serve as a training facility for the active duty and reserve component Marines of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Corps Regiment. This "pit," as it is called, is where the Marines train and qualify for different belt levels in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, also known as MCMAP. read more...
Picatinny employee hops into Guinness Book of World Records 08/14/13After more than three years of training and recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon, Joseph Scavone Jr., officially and literally hopped into the Guinness Book of World Records for fastest mile hopped on one foot. read more...
Picatinny to gain doctorate granting institution this fall 08/13/13Many organizations call Picatinny Arsenal home. Soon, a doctoral degree-granting program will also find a home here. read more...
Picatinny cultivates today's teachers, tomorrow's innovators 08/08/13A program here that invites a select number of students to be immersed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) added a new element this year. read more...
Former Picatinny employees inducted into Ammunition Hall of Fame 08/07/13Three former Picatinny employees were inducted into the Ammunition Hall of Fame July 25 in honor of their contributions to U.S. military ammunition. Dr. Joseph Lannon, Charles Digney and William DeMassi served the Department of Defense supporting the development, purchase, and delivery of ammunition to U.S. service members. read more...
Picatinny warrant officer gets surprise at conclusion of training course 08/06/13At the end of a recent advanced class for warrant officers, 51 students waited eagerly to hear the name of this year's distinguished graduate and pointed to random classmates, saying "It's him" until the instructor announce it wasn't "him" at all. It was her. read more...
Picatinny hosts kickoff of Ready and Resilient Campaign tour 08/02/13Several of the Army's top ranking officers leading campaign to increase resilience and readiness of Soldiers, family members and civilian employees who visited Picatinny Arsenal today as part of a five-installation trip to obtain feedback about Army efforts thus far. read more...
When stress comes via the 'F' word 08/01/13Editor's note: The following article contains information on some of the causes of stress as well as how it might be managed. Neither the public affairs office nor the author are certified or licensed medical professionals. However, persons cited do have training in those areas and can be contacted for more information on stress. read more...