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Picatinny Arsenal is the Joint Center of Excellence for Armaments and Munitions, providing products and services to all branches of the U.S. military. Nestled in the northern New Jersey skylands, our team of 5,000-strong specializes in the research, development, acquisition and lifecycle management of advanced conventional weapon systems and advanced ammunition. Picatinny's portfolio comprises nearly 90 percent of the Army's lethality and all conventional ammunition for joint warfighters. Examples of our products include:

  • IED Defeat technologies
  • Small, medium and large caliber conventional ammunition
  • Precision-guided munitions
  • Mortars
  • Fire control systems
  • Small-arms weapon systems
  • Howitzers
  • Gunner protection armor
  • Warheads
  • Fuzes
  • Insensitive munitions
U.S. Army Sgt. Larry J. Isbell of Oklahoma City, Ok., representing the National Guard, watches his firing lane for targets during the M-4 Range Qualification event during the Department of the Army's 10th annual Best Warrior Competition held on Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 21.   Field Artilleryman Pvt. Darrell Futrell, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 150th Field Artillery Regiment, headquartered in Greencastle, Ind., lifts a 155 mm round, weighing roughly 100 lbs., to be fired from a M777 Howitzer at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana, Nov. 4. Futrell and his Indiana National Guard unit fired the M777 together for the first time since the equipment was issued to the Indiana Guard and fielded last week.   U.S. Army Pvt. Kenneth M. Shipley, of Redding, Calif., a saw gunner with assault squad, 1st Platoon, Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Bandit, zero’s his weapon at Forward Operating Base Bostick, June 17. While deployed, Soldiers continue to practice basic skills such as weapons procifiency. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Our mission is to support the Army's transformation goals. We streamline the acquisition process and deliver the armaments that Soldiers need exactly when they need them - and at an affordable price. We have established increasingly close partnerships with universities and industry partners, involving them in collaborative efforts early in the research and development process.

Picatinny uses unique laboratories and special facilities to evaluate prototype designs, thus reducing development cycle time. These facilities are also available to contractors and other government agencies that are part of the national energetic consortium established by Picatinny and the Army Research Laboratory.

Located about 35 miles west of New York City, Picatinny has more than 1,010 permanent structures. Including 64 laboratories, situated on the installation's nearly 6,500 acres. As one of the largest employers in Morris County, we employ about 3,907 civilians, approximately 93 military personnel and about 1,035 contractors. Approximately half of these employees are engineers and scientists. An additional 440 employees work for Picatinny-based organizations at Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and Adelphi, Md.