Picatinny Arsenal
Wharton, NJ 07885, USA



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


DoD, Industry and University UxS Experts Convene at Navy Technical Exchange

Story by John Joyce on 08/30/2017 DAHLGREN, Va. Dr. Dylan Schmorrow could have hunkered down at his office to think big thoughts and read scientific papers rather than taking a trip to spend two days at the Navy's Unmanned Systems Integration Workshop and Technical Exchange Meeting, Aug. 22-23. Schmorrow, however,

Marines using additive manufacturing to bring innovation to the battlefield

Story by Daniel Daglis on 08/22/2017 The Marine Corps Innovation Challenge was established to bring new ideas to the warfighter from the warfighter. Several Marines introduced their winning innovations to senior leaders during a presentation session at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Maryland, Aug. 15. Carderock'

NAVSEA recognizes Carderock innovators, partners for unprecedented naval asset

Story by Dustin Q. Diaz on 07/20/2017 Members of Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division's Disruptive Technology Laboratory (DTL) and their partners were awarded a 2017 Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Commander's Award for Innovation July 19 for achieving an unprecedented feat through additive manufacturing (AM). With sponsorship from
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