The Watervliet Arsenal

Who We Are

The U. S. Army Watervliet Arsenal, widely known as "America's Cannon Factory", is an Army-owned and operated manufacturing facility that is ISO 9001:2008 and Army Contracting Performance-Certification Program Certified.

Constructed in 1813, the arsenal has played a vital role in America's defense throughout its long history producing large bore cannon and a wide variety of other products for military needs.

The billion dollar Arsenal manufacturing complex is situated on a 143 acre site spanning 72 buildings with 2.1 million square feet of manufacturing space.

The Arsenal is also home to the Army's Benét Laboratories, a Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient, whose mission includes the development of Arsenal products and technology for future combat systems. This arrangement of research, development and manufacturing at a single site facilitates concurrent design and manufacturing.

But more than land, equipment, and buildings, the Arsenal represents thousands of great Americans who have proudly served their country since 1813 by supporting our nation's war fighters in every conflict for nearly 200 years.

ISO 9001:2015 Certified


Watervliet Arsenal logo and Crusader vehicle

In addition to producing the tools that protect and support our warfighters, Watervliet Arsenal is also a manufacturer of items for the non-defense industry. Recent clients include the New York State Department of Transportation and Atlas Copco Inc.

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