U.S. Army Garrison, Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lightweight 155mm Howitzer
The M777 Lightweight 155mm Howitzer (known as the LW155) was developed here at Picatinny Arsenal by a joint Marine Corps and Army program office from 1997-2005. The LW155 is the first ground combat system to make extensive use of high strength titanium alloy on all its major structural elements. A digital fire control system was added in 2005 (a first for towed artillery) which resulted in a change in designation to the M777A1/A2. The weapon was originally designed by BAE Systems and was greatly modified and enhanced by Picatinny engineers. This developmental prototype was manufactured in 2001 and was tested extensively prior to the LW155 production decision in October 2002. The LW155 Joint Program Management Office moved into this building in January 1999.
Location. 40° 56.452′ N, 74° 33.919′ W. Marker is in U.S. Army Garrison, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Farley Lane and Parker Road, on the right when traveling west on Farley Lane. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Picatinny Arsenal. Marker is in this post office area: Picatinny Arsenal NJ 07806, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M119 Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); M198 Howitzer (a few steps M1A1 Pack Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Administration and Research Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); M153 - Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Exhibit (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); Quarters 114 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U.S. Army Garrison, Picatinny Arsenal.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a photograph of the Lightweight 155mm Howitzer in action.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.