PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Against 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.

The agreement was signed June 4 by Keith Gooding, Project Manager Towed Artillery Systems, and Mark Ford, representing the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. The center is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

The Memorandum of Agreement is for the management, operation, and administration of the newly constructed John "Bud" Neumann Artillery Integration Facility. The M119A3 and M777A2 howitzers are managed by PM TAS, which is part of the Program Executive Office for Ammunition, and supported by ARDEC.