Weapons and Software Engineering Center

The Weapons and Software Engineering Center (WSEC) generates technologies and executes life-cycle research, design development, engineering, production engineering and sustainment of national and international standardizing programs related to weapons and weapon systems. It maintains and grows core competencies capable of full spectrum support to all current and future weapon systems. The ARDEC partners with other government agencies, academia and industry to leverage capabilities in support of the mission and maintains close relationships with users to provide timely support to current and future needs.

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Core Technical Competencies


WSEC Vision

Global provider of integrated effects delivered to dominate the battlefield and secure our homeland.

WSEC Mission

Provide innovative solutions and technologies to enable our defenders of freedom to decisively manage, control, and deliver desired effects to dominate the battlefield and secure the homeland.

WSEC Strategic Intent

WSEC is recognized as the preferred provider of innovative and reliable warfighter weapon system solutions and underlying business information systems. Our excellence in systems and software engineering, using mature processes and procedures (e.g. CMMI and ISO) span full lifecycle activities. WSEC consistently delivers timely products and solutions to customers within the Army, other Services, government agencies, and industry. WSEC forges strong alliances with strategic partners to conquer the execution of our mission and position ourselves ahead of emerging threats to enhance the warfighter advantage.