DEVCOM Armaments Center


The U.S. Army has long given the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center the immense responsibility of being its primary research and development center for new and existing armament systems, which are used by U.S. service members around the world. We partner with a wide variety of organizations, including industry, academia and other government agencies to accelerate the development and transition of new technologies for the warfighter.

  • We are the center of mass for armament systems and munitions for joint services
  • We provide the technology for over 90% of the Army’s lethality, with a focus on advanced weapons, ammunition, and fire control systems
  • We are organized around core competencies to rapidly respond to warfighter needs with an enterprise approach
  • We recruit, develop and retain our workforce, while also addressing current and changing warfighter needs with an eye towards future technology advancements
  • We continually modernize our laboratories and facilities to address current and future R&D needs and capabilities
  • We have an established track record of transitioning technologies to the field

The Armaments Center has more than 3,200 civilian engineers, scientists and support personnel. We encourage life-long learning, as well as nurture professional partnerships and collaborative efforts that support our mission. The Armaments Center is home to the first-of-its-kind school that offers graduate degrees in armaments engineering. Our workforce leads the way in engineering, science, quality, innovation, expertise and problem solving in the areas of ammunition, weapons, fire control and associated items. Members of our organization were recognized in 399 U.S. patents from 2010-2019. On average, they submit 100 technical papers each year for trade shows and peer-reviewed journals.


  • Lethality
  • Integrated, Multi-Mission Armament Systems
  • Smart Sights
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Battlefield Digitization & Software
  • Precision Armaments
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Networked Lethality
  • Defense Against Unmanned Systems
  • Counter Terrorism Technologies
  • Homeland Defense Technologies
  • Advanced Materials / Nanotechnologies
  • Novel Power & Energy Systems for Weapons & Munitions
  • Armaments Manufacturing Science Technologies
  • Reliability & Predictability Technology
  • Modeling & Simulation of Armament Systems
  • Integrated Armaments Systems
  • Advanced Energetics & Warheads
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Armament Software & Sustainment Engineering Technologies
  • Ammo Logistics System Technologies


Long Range Precision Fires:

  • Extended Range Cannon Artillery
  • Extended Range Artillery Munitions Suites
  • Affordable Precision Technologies
  • Precision at Range Technologies

Next Generation Combat Vehicle:

  • Advance Lethality and Accuracy System for Medium Caliber
  • Extended Line of Sight

Soldier Lethality:

  • Next Generation Squad Weapon Technologies and Ammunition
  • Next Generation Carbine Technologies
  • Fire Control Technologies

Future Vertical Lift:

  • Advanced Rotorcraft Armaments Protection System

Air and Missile Defense:

  • Accurate Rapid Controlled Hyper Engagement Round

Please visit the DEVCOM Armaments Center website at:

Point of Contact:
DEVCOM Armaments Center Public Affairs Office

Public Affairs Office Mailbox:

If you are interested in obtaining copies of the DEVCOM Armaments Center’s EOD High-Risk Munitions Identification Guide, the Handbook of Ammunition Used in Iraq and Surrounding Areas, the Handbook of Ammunition Used in Afghanistan and Surrounding Areas, or the Handbook of Ammunition Used in Former Yugoslavia, contact the Foreign Ordnance Branch at, DSN 880-7645 / Comm 973-724-7645, or the following e-mail address:

Address for Mail Correspondence:
DEVCOM Armaments Center
ATTN: Public Affairs Office
93 Ramsey Avenue, 1st Floor
Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey 07806

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