Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division's (NSWC IHEODTD) Picatinny Detachment is home to the command's Systems Integration Department established at Picatinny, N.J., as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process.
The Gun Systems Division function moved to Picatinny from Louisville, Ky., and provides in-service engineering and technical support for minor, medium, and major caliber naval gun systems. The function originated in Louisville on Nov. 20, 1940, when it was selected as the location for the final assembly and testing for the Navy's medium caliber gun mounts. Today, this division provides the hands on engineering, technical, and logistics support necessary to keep the Navy's sophisticated gun systems operational.
The Ammunition Division function moved to Picatinny from Crane, Ind., and provides in-service engineering and acquisition support for all conventional ammunition for the U.S. Navy. This division also includes the Mobile Ammunition Evaluation and Reconditioning Unit (MAERU) that realigned from NSWC Crane Fall Brook Detachment. The MAERU team travels to OCONUS locations to inspect and recondition ammunition, saving valuable acquisition dollars. This Division also includes the Guns and Ammunition Ballistic Evaluation function that realigned from Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif. This function provides in-service engineering for the Navy's Aircraft gun weapons systems.
Packaging Handling, Storage & Transportation Division
The PHST Division moved to Picatinny from Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck, N.J., and provides testing, engineering and technical support for PHST for all naval ordnance. The PHST Division functions transferred to Earle from U. S. Army Labs in Natick, Mass., in the late 1950s. Because Navy ordnance spends the majority of its life cycle being packaged, stored, handled or transported, PHST systems are critical to ensuring Navy ordnance performs as intended when required.
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