The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center, formerly known as ARDEC, is the Army’s principal researcher, developer and sustainer of current and future armament and munitions systems.
The CCDC Armaments Center is one of eight science and technology domains within the command, which has the mission to ensure decisive overmatch for unified land operations to empower the Army, the joint warfighter and the nation.
The center, located at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, plays a key part in Army transformation with its involvement in the development of the future combat systems and with continued efforts in the development of advanced weapons that exploit technologies like high-power microwaves, high-energy lasers and nanotechnology.
The organization’s mission is to improve already fielded items, develop new ones, maintain a strong armament technology base in government, industry and academia and provide technical support to the soldier in the field. In this way, the Center achieves its vision of “providing America advanced armaments for peace and war.”
The CCDC Armaments Center is also internationally acknowledged for the advancement of armaments technology and engineering innovation.
* Chemical Engineers
* Electronic and Electrical Engineers
* Mechanical and General Engineers
Learn more about the CCDC Armaments Center by visiting its website: www.ardec.army.mil