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November 2014 – The U.S. Army, Research, Development & Engineering Command (RDECOM), Armament Research and Engineering Centers (ARDEC), Logistics Research & Engineering Directorate (LRED), Life cycle Supportability Division (LCSD) has awarded Charles F. Day & Associates (CFDay) a contract on the Ammunition and Armament Product Life Cycle and Logistics Support IDIQ. This IDIQ provides engineering support and advanced energetic materials development in support of weapons and ammunition in all phases of their life cycle.

The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), headquartered at Picatinny, New Jersey, is a preeminent National and international leader in the research, development, engineering and production support for defense armament systems. The organization’s primary mission is to execute and manage life cycle engineering processes required for the research, development, production, field support and demilitarization of ammunition, weapons, fire control and associated items.

ARDEC partners with a wide variety of organizations including industry, academia and other Government organizations to accelerate the development and transition of new technologies for the warfighter. ARDEC’s research investment has also demonstrated commercial spin-off benefits for the nation’s civilian economy. Material science, manufacturing processes, virtual reality and simulation, image processing, and non-destructive testing are just a few of the capabilities available to the private sector.