PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center is an internationally acknowledged hub for the advancement of armaments technology and engineering innovation. As one of the specialized research, development and engineering centers within the U.S. Army Materiel Command, ARDEC has the responsibility for meeting this critical demand. ARDEC's workforce provides lifecycle support for nearly 90 percent of the Army's lethality used every day by the U.S. Warfighter.