Watervliet Arsenal values our historic relationship with our community partners both on and off the installation. For more than 207 years, the arsenal has shared a special bond with the City of Watervliet. Our histories are intertwined and continue to be strengthened through community events, programs and outreach.
Additionally, the arsenal has benefited greatly from our onsite partner U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Armaments Center Benét Laboratories. Benét Laboratories is a Department of the Army research, development, and engineering facility. It is the U.S. Army’s design authority for large caliber armaments and safe life considerations. Benét is also responsible for the full life-cycle of mortars, tank guns, and artillery cannon for howitzers; provides tank turret support for ABRAMS and Crew Cooling for ABRAMS, Bradley and LAV combat vehicles; and provides support to the Army's industrial base at the Watervliet Arsenal.