The U.S. Army has long given the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center the immense responsibility of being its primary research and development center for new and existing armament systems, which are used by U.S. service members around the world. We partner with a wide variety of organizations, including industry, academia and other government agencies to accelerate the development and transition of new technologies for the warfighter.We are the center of mass for armament systems and munitions for joint servicesWe provide the technology for over 90% of the Army’s lethality, with a focus on advanced weapons, ammunition, and fire control systemsWe are organized around core competencies to rapidly respond to warfighter needs with an enterprise approachWe recruit, develop and retain our workforce, while also addressing current and changing warfighter needs with an eye towards future technology advancementsWe continually modernize our laboratories and facilities to address current and future R&D needs and capabilitiesWe have an established track record of transitioning technologies to the fieldThe Armaments Center has more than 3,200 civilian engineers, scientists and support personnel. We encourage life-long learning, as well as nurture professional partnerships and collaborative efforts that support our mission. The Armaments Center is home to the first-of-its-kind school that offers graduate degrees in armaments engineering. Our workforce leads the way in engineering, science, quality, innovation, expertise and problem solving in the areas of ammunition, weapons, fire control and associated items. Members of our organization were recognized in 399 U.S. patents from 2010-2019. On average, they submit 100 technical papers each year for trade shows and peer-reviewed journals. FOCUS AREASLethalityIntegrated, Multi-Mission Armament SystemsSmart SightsPyrotechnicsBattlefield Digitization & SoftwarePrecision ArmamentsEnvironmental TechnologiesNetworked LethalityDefense Against Unmanned SystemsCounter Terrorism TechnologiesHomeland Defense TechnologiesAdvanced Materials / NanotechnologiesNovel Power & Energy Systems for Weapons & MunitionsArmaments Manufacturing Science TechnologiesReliability & Predictability TechnologyModeling & Simulation of Armament SystemsIntegrated Armaments SystemsAdvanced Energetics & WarheadsAutonomous SystemsArmament Software & Sustainment Engineering TechnologiesAmmo Logistics System TechnologiesALIGNMENT WITH ARMY MODERNIZATION PRIORITIESLong Range Precision Fires:Extended Range Cannon ArtilleryExtended Range Artillery Munitions SuitesAffordable Precision TechnologiesPrecision at Range TechnologiesNext Generation Combat Vehicle:Advance Lethality and Accuracy System for Medium CaliberExtended Line of SightSoldier Lethality:Next Generation Squad Weapon Technologies and AmmunitionNext Generation Carbine TechnologiesFire Control TechnologiesFuture Vertical Lift:Advanced Rotorcraft Armaments Protection SystemAir and Missile Defense:Accurate Rapid Controlled Hyper Engagement RoundPlease visit the DEVCOM Armaments Center website at: Links:DEVCOM Communications and Electronics CenterDEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems CenterDEVCOM Soldier CenterDEVCOM Chemical and Biological CenterDEVCOM Aviation and Missile CenterDEVCOM Army Research LaboratoryU.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development CommandArmy Futures CommandArmy Futures Command News