Picatinny's Mission

Picatinny Arsenal is the Joint Center of Excellence for Armaments and Munitions, providing products and services to all branches of the U.S. military. Nestled in the northern New Jersey skylands, Picatinnny specializes in the research, development, acquisition and lifecycle management of advanced conventional weapon systems and advanced ammunition. Picatinny's portfolio comprises nearly 90 percent of the Army's lethality and all conventional ammunition for joint warfighters. Examples of our products include:

  • IED Defeat technologies
  • Small, medium and large caliber conventional ammunition
  • Precision-guided munitions
  • Mortars
  • Fire control systems
  • Small-arms weapon systems
  • Howitzers
  • Gunner protection armor
  • Warheads
  • Fuzes
  • Insensitive munitions

Picatinny is one of the largest employers in Morris County, NJ with about 3907 civilians, approximately 93 military personnel and about 1,035 contractors on base with numerous contractors off the base providing support to the Picatinny mission. An additional 440 employees work for Picatinny-based organizations at Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and Adelphi, Md.


Picatinny’s mission is to support the Army's transformation goals. Picatinny streamlines the acquisition process and delivers the armaments that Soldiers need exactly when they need them - and at an affordable price. Picatinny has established increasingly close partnerships with universities and industry partners, involving them in collaborative efforts early in the research and development process.

Picatinny leverages its R&D capabilities to deliver technology solutions to the warfighter efficiently, economically and timely.