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Benét Laboratories, part of the United States Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, is the US Army's primary design, development, engineering and production and field support facility for large caliber armament systems, including cannons, mortars, and recoilless rifles. The facility also works on tank gun mounts and turret components and munition handling systems.[1][2]

It is located at the Watervliet Arsenal in upstate New York. It is a part of the Weapons & Software Engineering Center (WSEC), Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC), which is located at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. Laboratory simulations are performed studying gun firing phenomena, and using static and dynamic load testing (up to 5 million lb), as well as environmental testing.

The laboratories are name after the first chief of Army ordinance, Brigadier General Stephen Vincent Benet.[3]


  1. ^ Technology Roadmap:
  2. ^ Military & Aerospace Electronics - Augusta Systems works with U.S. Army Benet Laboratories to develop vehicle sensor systems
  3. ^ "Benet Laboratories". FLC Business. Retrieved Aug 14, 2018.

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