Agreement reached for management of howitzer facility
June 12, 2014
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (June 12, 2014) -- Against the backdrop of two howitzers, a contract was signed for the management of John "Bud" Neumann Artillery Integration Facility at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., which is used for integration and developmental activities for the M119A3 and M777A2 howitzers.
The agreement was signed June 4 by Keith Gooding, Project Manager Towed Artillery Systems, and Mark Ford, representing the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. The center is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.
The Memorandum of Agreement is for the management, operation, and administration of the newly constructed John "Bud" Neumann Artillery Integration Facility. The M119A3 and M777A2 howitzers are managed by PM TAS, which is part of the Program Executive Office for Ammunition, and supported by ARDEC.
The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to develop technology and engineering solutions for America's Soldiers.
RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. AMC is the Army's premier provider of materiel readiness -- technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection, and sustainment -- to the total force, across the spectrum of joint military operations. If a Soldier shoots it, drives it, flies it, wears it, eats it or communicates with it, AMC provides it.