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A Mark 38 Mod 2 machine gun system is tested at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Picatinny detachment, before being delivered to the fleet. The detachment is the Navy’s integrated specialty site for guns and ammunition, supporting the fleet by providing ordnance and


One of Picatinny Arsenal’s old buildings, which sits beside tracks built before World War I that once carried many ammunition trains. (Photo by David Vergun, May 2015) On Sept. 6, 1880, the War Department issued Special Order No. 189, which established the Dover Powder Depot. Four days later, the post


Bob Testa, lead engineer for the Remote Weapons Branch of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, poses beside the Ripsaw Unmanned Ground Vehicle during media day at Picatinny Arsenal. (Photo by David Vergun, May 2015) All active-duty military assigned to or requesting residence on Picatinny Arsenal must contact the

Life on the Arsenal

When engineers here looked at the heavy M249 carried by soldiers, they decided to put it on a diet and rearrange some of the components, Kori Phillips said. She said when her team was finished, the M249, formerly known as the squad automatic weapon, went from 17.5 to 9.2 pounds.

Exploring the Local Area

U.S. Soldiers with the Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 99th Regional Support Command, pose for a photo with volunteers of the Morristown National Historical Park’s Continental Army. The 99th RSC commenced its 105th Army Reserve birthday celebration with a staff ride about winter encampment operations at Morristown during 1779-1780, known for


From Vietnam to Afghanistan, more than a half century of service to our nation comes to an end

Story by John Snyder on 06/01/2017 WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- This week, the Arsenal bid a fond farewell to its longest serving employee, Robert "Bob" Pfeil, who after 51 years of continuous service to the Army retired. To put Bob's service into perspective, his military career began as an industrial

The road to providing a faster, more accurate mortar firing system

Story by Edward Lopez on 05/12/2017 PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The need for faster and more accurate weapon systems continues to be a driving force in the research and development community supporting our warfighters. A notable outcome of this drive is an advanced mortar firing system, called the Weaponized Universal

Logistics experts converge at Army arsenal to help it meet rising requirements

Story by John Snyder on 04/24/2017 WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (April 2017) -- During a critical time in the early stages of sequestration in 2014, the Arsenal hosted a workload summit with senior leadership and subject matter experts from the Army's logistics fields to develop a strategy that would ensure the
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