PM CAS Organizations


Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems (PM CAS) develops, produces, and equips Soldiers and Marines with conventional artillery and mortar ammunition, precision ammunition, mortar weapons, and mortar fire control systems. Under the Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition (SMCA) responsibilities, PM CAS also procures ammunition for US Marine Corps, US Air Force, US Special Operations Command, and our allies. The PM is the life cycle program manager of artillery and mortar products in the following categories:

  • Precision-Guided Munitions (including Excalibur and Precision Guidance Kit)
  • Conventional Munitions for Mortars and Artillery
  • Artillery Propellant & Primers
  • Fuzes and Fuze Setters
  • Mortar Weapon Systems
  • Mortar Fire Control Systems
Featured Stories
Col. Leon Rogers welcomed as Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems
Col. Leon Rogers (left) assumes the role of Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems (PM CAS) as Brig. Gen. John T. Reim, Joint Program Executive Officer Armaments and Ammunition (JPEO A&A) and Picatinny Arsenal Commanding General hands him the guidon. (Todd Mozes)
Sept. 13, 2022 - Col. Leon Rogers assumed his new role as Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems (PM CAS) as Col. Anthony Gibbs relinquished his authority and responsibilities to his successor in a change of charter ceremony here at Picatinny Arsenal on July 28, 2022.

Extended Range Cannon Artillery system takes shape on multiple engineering fronts
The muzzle brake on the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) emits a familiar plume as it redirects combustion gasses to reduce recoil and overblast pressure. As the Army seeks to extend the range of cannon artillery, muzzle brakes must be much stronger and less prone to manufacturing defects for a longer service life. Designing an improved muzzle brake is one of the many challenges facing engineers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center, which has the lead in designing the ERCA system.
Aug. 17, 2021 - The objective is clear: increase the range of U.S. Army artillery. In the case of the Extended Range