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Joint Services Small Arms Systems Annual Symposium, Exhibition and Firing Demonstration
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Meeting the Needs of Our Joint Ground Forcess in the Fight Against Terrorism and Dveloping the Tools for Future Combat
15-18 May 2006

Tuesday, 16 May 2006

Keynote Address: Mr. Jim Sutton, PEO Ammunition

Panel: Joint Service Small Arms Synchronization Team (JSSAT)

Chairman: COL Scott Crizer, USA
COL Robert Radcliffe, USA, Army Member
LtCol Richard Adams, USMC, Marine Corps Member
Col Charles Beck, USAF, Air Force Member
Mr. Jerald Gaskill, PMS NSW, APM Small Arms
Commander Aaron Davenport, USCG, Coast Guard Member
Mr. Kevin Swenson, JNLWD, Associate Member

Session I: Ammunition

Chair: Mr. Ralph Mazeski, US Army ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
5.56mm Reduced Ricochet Limited Penetration (RRLP) Cartridge, Mr. Sung Y. Kim, NSWC Crane, IN
Small Arms Ammunition Operational Temperature Stability Test and Evaluation, Mr. Charles T. Marsh, INSWC Crane, IN
Development of Non-Toxic Ammunition in Scandinavia, Mr. Thomas Mauritzson, NAMMO
Advanced BALL POWDER® Propellant Technology for Enhanced Lethality and Green Ammunition, Mr. Steve Faintich, St. Marks Powder

Session II: JSSAP

Joint Small Arms Capability Assessment Analytical Procedure, Mr. John Edwards, US Army ARDEC-JSSAP
Lightweight Small Arms Technologies (LSAT) Program Update, Ms. Korene Spiegel, US Army ARDEC-JSSAP
Design and Development of a 7.62mm Limited Range Coast Guard Round, Mr. Chad H. Sensenig, US Army ARDEC
Anti-Materiel Sniper Rifle Congressional Program, Mr. Neil E. Lee, US Army ARDEC
Plasma Transfer Arc Fabrication of Enhanced Performance Barrels, Mr. Kris C. Christou, MER Corporation

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Wednesday, 17 May 2006

NDIA Armaments Division Status Overview, Mr. Dave Broden, Broden Resource Solutions, LLC

Panel: Soldier Weapons

Mr. Richard Audette,, PM Soldier Weapons
LTC Timothy Chyma, USA, PM Individual Weapons
Mr. Pete Errante, PM Crew Served Weapons
Mr. Michael Friedman, Chief, Logistics & Integration Division

The National Small Arms Center, Mr. Frank Puzycki, ARDEC-JSSAP

Session III: SOPMOD/SOF Weapons and Equipment

SOPMOD Program Review, Mr. Gus Taylor, NSWC Crane, IN
SOPMOD – SOF Weapons Survey Report, Mr. Michael D. Iovino, The Wexford Group International

Luncheon: “The First Three Hundred Years of Small Arms (1326 – 1626)”, Dr. Stephen C. Small, JSSAP/ARDEC

Session IV: International Programs

Small Arms in NATO Transformation, Mr. Vernon E. Shisler, JSSAP /ARDEC
NATO Small Arms Weapons Research & Technology Study, Mr. Per G. Arvidsson, FMV (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration)

Session V: Modeling and Simulation

Gelatin Impact Modeling, Mr. Mark Minisi, US Army ARDEC
Virtual Wind Tunnel Experiments for Small Caliber Ammunition Aerodynamic Characterization, Dr. Paul Weinacht, US Army Research Laboratory
Special Weapon Observation Remote Reconnaissance Direct Action System (SWORDS), Mr. Michael A. Zecca, US Army ARDEC
 Experimental Characterization and Modeling of 5.56mm Ammunition, Mr. Anthony W. Williams, US Army Research Laboratory
Effects of Small Caliber Munitions through Intermediate Barriers, Mr. Chris Gandy, RDECOM-ARDEC

Session VI: Weapon-Related Ancillary Equipment

UID Requirements, Mr. William E. Boyle, US Army ARDEC
Suppressors, Evolving to an Integrated Unit, Ms. Sophia Tassy, US Army ARDEC
M107 .50 Caliber Sound Suppressor, Mr. Joshua Semick, US Army ARDEC
Analysis of Ruptured Case in M249 using ANSYS/LS-DYNA, Mr. Clinton Fischer, US Army ARDEC

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Thursday, 18 May 2006

Session VII: Individual Weapons

The Swedish AK 5 Rifle Upgrade Program, Mr. Per G. Arvidsson, FMV (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration)
5.56mm 30 Round Magazine Improvement Program, Mr. Adam L. Foltz, US Army ARDEC
SOF Combat Assault Rifle, Mr. Troy L. Smith, NSWC Crane
Sermon on the Mount!, Mr. Dick E. Swan, Atlantic Research Marketing Systems, Inc. (A.R.M.S.)

Session VIII: Crew Served Systems

Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher (ALGL) Overview, Mr. Dennis Lambrecht, NSWC Crane
ARDEC Rapid Design Projects for Field Support, Mr. Michael Narus, US Army ARDEC
XM307 Integration, Mr. Robert Cavoretto, ACSW, GDATP