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

Virginia Beach, VA

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

7-10 May 2007





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
COL Robert Radcliffe, USA, Army Member
CAPT Rick Ruehlin, USN, “Navy Small Arms”, Navy Member
Col Charles Beck, USAF, “USAF Combat Weapons Program”,  Air Force Member
LtCol Tracy Tafolla, USMC, “Marine Corps Weapons”, Marine Corps Member

CDR Jim Olive, USCG, “Office Of Counterterrorism & Special Missions Operations”, Coast Guard

Mr. Kevin Swenson, “JNLWP Update to the Joint Service Small Arms Symposium “, Joint Non-Lethal

  Weapons Directorate Member


Small Arms Section Awards 2007


Mr. Bill Dittrich, Recipient, Chinn Award


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


St. Marks Powder, A General Dynamics Company”, Mr. Bruce Webb, VP Marketing

“.338 Lapua Magnum, A “New” Cartridge Comes of Age”, Mr. Bruce Webb, VP Marketing

“Lightweight Small Caliber Ammunition”, Mr. Lucian Sadowski, US Army ARDEC and  Mr. Mark Leng,

    Armament Engineering & Technology Center

Baselining of the 40mm Family of Ammunition”, Mr. James Grassi and US Army ARDEC

            “Non-Toxic, Heavy Metal-Free Primer for Small Arms Cartridges – Red Phosphorous Based Introducing ATK  Lake City’s P4rimer “,  Mr. Randall Busky, ATK Lake City Ammunition Division


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Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Session III: Joint Service Small Arms Program Update


“Lightweight Small Arms Technologies Update”, Ms Kori Spiegel, US Army ARDEC
“Knight’s Armament Company TODAY”, Mr. George Kontis, Knights Armament Company

“National Small Arms Technology Consortium (NSATC)”, Mr. Jean-Louis Vanderstreatan, CEO, FNMI
“Joint Services Small Arms Technology Plan”, Mr. John Edwards, US Army ARDEC, JSSAP Office

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

“NATO Small Arms Ammunition Interchangeability via Direct Evidence Testing”, Mr. Lascelles Geddes,


“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

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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

“40 mm Less Lethal Munitions”, Mr. Keith Olasin, Mechanical Solutions, Inc
“40 mm XM1112 Airburst Non-Lethal Munition (ANLM)”, Mr. Nicholas Grossman, US Army ARDEC
“Joint Harmonization of Testing Update”, Ms. Lilliana McShea, US Army ARDEC

“Swedish Fire Control System Development”, Mr. Per G. Arvidsson, Product Manager, Small Arms


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