Scranton Army Ammunition Plant

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Joint Munitions Command (JMC)
Active 2003 - present
Country United States
Type Major Subordinate Command of the United States Army Materiel Command (AMC)
Role Operate a nationwide network of facilities where conventional ammunition is produced and stored.
Size Employs 20 military, over 5800 civilians and 8300 contractor personnel
Colors red, yellow, white, black, blue
Website www.jmc.army.mil
Commanders
Current
commander
Brigadier General Larry Wyche

The mission of the Scranton Army Ammunition Plant (SCAAP) is to manufacture 105 mm and 155 mm-diameter projectile bodies, including the M795, 120 mm family of projectiles, M107, M804, M485, MK64-2, and the M110.

Capabilities[edit]

Capabilities of the center include: manufacturing ammunition metal parts; producing 60 mm to 8-inch-diameter (200 mm) projectiles; 120 mm mortar facility; 5-inch/54 gun projectiles; 155 mm artillery projectiles; machining; forge presses; finishing and testing.

History[edit]

SCAAP was established in 1951, housed in a building that was originally constructed as a steam locomotive erecting and repair facility in 1910. Selected buildings at the plant are included in the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Yard-Dickson Manufacturing Co. Site and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

Facilities[edit]

SCAAP is housed on 15 acres (6.1 ha) with seven buildings and storage capacity of 509,000 square feet (47,300 m2).

  • Information compiled from [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "[2]".

Coordinates: 41°24′15″N 75°39′58″W / 41.40417°N 75.66611°W / 41.40417; -75.66611