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Army Arsenal Launches ISO Quality Programs

Published: Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - 23:00

The U.S. government’s largest weapons systems research, development and troop support commands center recently mounted an effort to become registered to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) hired San Diego-based consulting firm Sullivan International Group to audit the division. TACOM’s mission is to “provide and sustain mobility, lethality and survivability for soldiers, other services and our allies through ground combat, automotive, marine and armaments technologies.” It is based in Rock Island, Illinois, on an island in the Mississippi River. The registration effort aligns with a Department of Defense requirement that military divisions must develop comprehensive environmental management systems.

More than 6,000 civilians and 250 active military personnel work at the Rock Island armament. It’s been noted for its expertise in the manufacture of weapons and components, and ability to produce a large variety of items from the prototype stage to full-scale production. Some of the arsenal’s most successful manufactured products include the M198 and M119 towed howitzers and the M1A1 gun mount.

For more information, visit www.ria.army.mil/riahome.cfm.

 

 

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