Picatinny Arsenal NJ is the Joint Center of Excellence for Lethality, providing products and services to all branches of the U.S. military. Nestled in the northern New Jersey Highlands, our team of more than 6,000 personnel includes Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, U.S. Federal employees and contractor personnel who lead in the research, development, acquisition and lifecycle management of advanced conventional weapon systems and 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
- Fire control systems
- Small-arms weapon systems
- Gunner protection armor
- Insensitive munitions
Picatinny is a unique facility that is vital to our nation – there is no government or industry counterpart with our capabilities. We streamline the acquisition process and deliver the armaments that warfighters need exactly when they need them - and at an affordable price. We have established increasingly close partnerships with universities and industry partners, involving them in collaborative efforts early in the research and development process.
Picatinny uses unique laboratories and special facilities to evaluate prototype designs, thus reducing development cycle time. These facilities are also available to contractors and other government agencies that are part of the national energetic consortium established by Picatinny and the Army Research Laboratory.
Located about 35 miles west of New York City, Picatinny has more than 1,010 permanent structures, including 64 laboratories, situated on the installation's nearly 6,500 acres. As one of the largest employers in Morris County, we employ approximately 5,000 civilians, 160 military personnel and 1,000 contractors. Approximately one-third of these employees are engineers and scientists. An additional 440 employees work for Picatinny-affiliated organizations at Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y.; Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and Adelphi, Md.