Conference Proceedings


Joint Services Small Arms Systems Annual Symposium, Exhibition and Firing Demonstration

"Meeting the Needs of Our Joint Ground Forces in the Fight Against Terrorism and Developing the Tools for Future Combat"

7 - 10 May 2007

Virginia Beach, VA

 

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Keynote Address: Mr. George Solhan, Office of Naval Research

Panel: Joint Service Small Arms Synchronization Team (JSSAT)
Chairman: COL Scott Crizer, USA

Small Arms Section Awards 2007

Panel: Soldier Weapons
Chair: COL Carl Lipsit, USA, PM Soldier Weapons

  • Project Manager Soldier Weapons Overview For the Small Arms Symposium & Exhibition, Mr. Richard Audette, Deputy PM Soldier Weapons
  • PM Individual Weapons Overview for the Small Arms Symposium & Exhibition, LTC Timothy Chyma, USA, PM Individual Weapons
  • Project Manager Soldier Weapons Rapid Fielding Initiative (RFI) Update, Mr. Michael Friedman, PM Soldier Weapons

Session I: Individual Weapons & Supporting Equipment

  • Requirements to Current & Future Small Arms, Mr. Wolfgang Bantle, Heckler & Koch
  • Weapon Shot Counter (WSC), Mr. Jason Davis, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division
  • USSOCOM SOPMOD Miniature Day/Night Sight Development Program, Mr. Barry Gatewood, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division
  • Miniature Day/Night Sight-Crew Served Weapons (MDNS-CSW), Mr. Mike Jones, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division
  • Miniature Red Dot Sight, Mr. Rick Tousignant, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division
  • Possible Business Opportunities Within The SOF Weapons Program, Mr. Troy Smith, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division

Session II: Small Arms Ammunition & Technology

 

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Session III: Joint Service Small Arms Program Update

Panel: Industry Perspective
Chair: Mr. Dave Broden, Chairman, Armaments Division, NDIA

Session IV: NATO

  • AC/225 Land Capability Group 1 Dismounted Soldier, Mr. Vernon Shisler, US Army ARDEC, JSSAP Office
  • NATO Small Arms Ammunition Interchangeability via Direct Evidence Testing, Mr. Lascelles Geddes, III, US Army ARDEC
  • Interoperability and Integration of Dismounted Soldier System Weapon Systems, Mr. Mark Richter, Marine Corps Systems Command

Luncheon Speaker: M14 to MK 14 Evolution of a Battle Rifle, Mr. David Armstrong, Naval Systems Warfare Center, Crane Division

Session IV: NATO (Continued)

  • NATO Army Armaments Group (NAAG) Quick Reaction Team (QRT) for Nonlethal Weapons, MAJ Kevin Finch, US Army Infantry School, Fort Benning
  • NATO Military Operations in Urban Terrain, Mr. Vernon Shisler and Topical Group 3 on Operations on Urban Terrain, LtCol Eric de Saint-Salvy, NATO AC-225 TG/3
  • What You Can do For Them Today, What You Can do For Them Tomorrow, LTC Keith Cook, UK Army (Ret), MBE, System Design Evaluation, Ltd

Session V: Crew Served Infantry Weapons & Equipment

  • FCS SDD-449 Close Combat Armament System (CCAS) Trade Study Performance Assessment, Mr. Andrew Clark, US AMSAA
  • XM307 ACSW Dual Feeder and Receiver Design Rough Handling Mr. Brian Hatin, General Dynamics Armament & Technical Products
  • Heavy Machinegun Fire Control as a Distributed Operations Enabler, Mr. Joseph Brus, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division

Session VI: Modeling & Simulation

  • Small Arms & Dismounted Infantry Modeling With the Infantry Warrior Simulation (WARS) Ms. Alicia Borgman,General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Modeling & Evaluation of the Human Torso Model, Mr. Andrew Merkle, John Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Mechanical System Simulation of the XM 307 Crew Served Weapon, Ms. Callista Rodriguez, General Dynamics Armament & Technical Products
  • Transforming Small Arms Maintenance Training Through Virtual Task Trainers, Mr. Troy Welch, NGRAIN Corporation

 

Thursday, 10 May 2007

NDIA Armaments Division Status Overview, Mr. Dave Broden, Chairman, Armaments Division, NDIA HQ TRADOC

Session VII: PM Maneuver Ammunition System
Chair: Meeting the Needs of our Joint Ground Forces, COL Mark Rider, USA, PM Maneuver System

Session VIII: Less Than Lethal Systems & Technology