PICATINNY ARSENAL

Meet the Author: Dr. Elizabeth Mezzacappa

y Mr. Steve Stark Dr. Elizabeth Mezzacappa could seriously hurt you. But if she did hurt you, it would be nonlethal and totally ethical (to understand why, you have to read the article she wrote, "Radical Futures," in the July September issue of Army AL&T magazine). Her laboratory got it
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Radical futures

ARDEC lab's test beds are laying the foundation for the future of the Soldier, one behavioral experiment at a time. by Dr. Elizabeth Mezzacappa The use of increasingly sophisticated tools over time is one of the defining characteristics of humankind. This trend's potential has been imagined in literature, often through
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Army Materiel Command reaps big benefits from value engineering program

Story by Kari Hawkins on 07/13/2018 REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the world of Army value engineering, projects have a big impact on materiel readiness. Reliability, quality, safety, cost savings, performance, lowering weight, recycling, speed of delivery all are factors considered when engineers work to redesign more value into equipment
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Long range, short term

PEO Ammunition, ARDEC and the Army Rapid Capabilities Office come together at Picatinny Arsenal with near-term plans for improving long-range precision fires. by Capt. Steve Draheim and Maj. Paul Santamaria Of the Army's "big six" priorities driving its new modernization strategy, long-range precision fires is at the top of the
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JMC Assumption of Command Ceremony, 14 June 2018

Story by Dorianne Whipple on 06/14/2018 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - The Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and Joint Munitions Command held an Assumption of Command Ceremony here, June 14, at Heritage Hall. Col. Michelle M.T. Letcher assumed the responsibility as the senior leader of the JM&L
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Exercise the options

RDECOM utilizes Pacific Pathways deployments to conduct operational tests on three new technologies. by Ms. Argie Sarantinos-Perrin While the Army began Pacific Pathways in 2014 to build and sustain readiness in the Asia-Pacific region, the multinational exercises have acquired an additional mission: experimentation. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering
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Best Warrior Competitor from The Gambia Gives His Best While Giving Back

Story by 1LT Chantel Baul on 06/12/2018 FORT BRAGG, N.C. Featuring the most tactical, proficient and lethal Citizen Soldiers, the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition kicked off Sunday, June 9 with an informal mixer at Marshall Hall. Soldiers shuffled in one by one, donning the typical markings of
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The weight thing

Those ugly extra poundsor even gramscan derail your program or product. by John T. Dillard, Col., USA (Ret.) I can honestly say that just about everyone wants to lose weight. A multimillion-dollar weight loss industry attests to this. It's no different in the armed forces. All defense products typically have
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Marine Corps product support manager wins DOD award

Story by Monique Randolph on 04/11/2018 A Marine Corps Systems Command employee received the 2017 Secretary of Defense Product Support Manager Award March 29, at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. Mark E. Smith, product support manager for Towed Artillery Systems, was recognized in the Major Weapon System/Other Weapon System Acquisition Category
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3rd CR receives new side arm

Story by SSG Taresha Hill on 01/23/2018 FORT HOOD, Texas Officers and senior noncommissioned officers from the Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop and the Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, fired the M17 Modular Handgun System for the first time during a weapons qualification range Jan. 19, 2018, here. The
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Wingman is first step toward weaponized robotics

The Army's first armed and unmanned ground vehicle is in the works. by Mr. Thomas B. Udvare In 2014, the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and the U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) teamed up to integrate a remote weapon system o
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