Watervliet Arsenal Newsletter: The Salvo

By John B. SnyderOctober 5, 2015

Watervliet Arsenal adds luster, durability to today's howitzers
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WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (Oct. 1, 2015) -- A gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, New York for the month of September 2015. The Arsenal has been in continuous operation supporting our troops since the War of 1812.

Lead Story: "Watervliet Arsenal adds luster, durability to today's howitzers" is a story about how, through the use of chrome plating, the Arsenal and the Army's Benét Laboratories have set out to do what has been done in other fiscally uncertain times for the last 202 years -- product improvement or what the Secretary of the Army calls incremental adaptation during a period of uncertainty in the budget.

The Watervliet Arsenal is an Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing facility and is the oldest, continuously active arsenal in the United States having begun operations during the War of 1812. It celebrated its 200th anniversary on July 14, 2013.

Today's Arsenal is relied upon by U.S. and foreign militaries to produce the most advanced, high-tech, high-powered weaponry for cannon, howitzer, and mortar systems. This National Historic Registered Landmark had revenue in fiscal year 2014 that exceeded $117 million and provides an annual economic benefit to the local community in excess of $100 million.

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