Picatinny Arsenal
Wharton, NJ 07885, USA

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Welcome

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

History

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

Arrival

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

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