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International Infantry & Joint Services Small Arms Systems Symposium, Exhibition & Firing Demonstration

"Enhancing Small Arms Effectiveness in Current and Future Operations”

19 - 22 May 2008

Dallas, TX


Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Session I: Joint Services Small Arms Synchronization Team (JSSAST)

Chair: COL Karl Scott Flynn, USA, Chairman, JSSAST

         COL Robert Radcliffe, USA

         CAPT Pat Sullivan, USN

         COL Charles Beck, USAF

         Lt Col Tracy Tafolla, USMC

         CAPT Scott Genovese, USN

         Mr. Kevin Swenson, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD)



Small Arms Section Awards Presentation

Chinn Award

Recipient: Mr. Troy Smith


Hiram Maxim and His Machinegun: A Great Force Harnessed to a Useful Purpose

         Dr. Stephen Small, JSSAP, U.S. Army, ARDEC


PM Soldier Weapons

         Mr. Richard Audette, Deputy, PM Soldier Weapons

         LTC Timothy Chyma, USA, PM Individual Weapons

         LTC Michael Ascura, USA, PM Crew Served Weapons


Session II: Small Arms Ammunition and Technology


Lethal Limited Range Harbor Security Ammunition

         Mr. Stephen McFarlane, U.S. Army, ARDEC


Effects of Small Caliber Ammunition through Intermediate Barriers

         Mr. Jeremy Lucid, U.S. Army, ARDEC


After Barrier Effectiveness of Small Caliber Ammunition

         Mr. Mark Minisi, U.S. Army, ARDEC


.50 Caliber Short Range Training Ammunition

         Mr. John MacDougall, General Dynamics OTS, Canada


Session III: Advancements in 40mm Munitions (Low and High Velocity);Presentations by 40mm Technology Insertion Team

Chair: Mr. David Broden, Broden Resource Solutions, LLC


M385A1 Composite Projectile Feasibility Study

         Mr. Christopher Summa


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Wednesday, 21 May 2008


Keynote Address

         Col Robert Mattes, USAF, CTO Director, DUSD, AS&C


Session IV: JSSAP


Lightweight Small Arms Technologies Update

         Ms. Kori Spiegel, U.S. Army, ARDEC


The Ultimate Caliber: Myth or Reality?

         Mr. Shawn Spickert-Fulton, U.S. Army, ARDEC


Infantry Studies and Simulations

         Mr. Alexander Lee, U.S. Army, ARDEC


Joint Service Small Arms Program Applied Research Initiatives

         Mr. John Edwards, U.S. Army, ARDEC


JSSAP’s Future Small Arms Technology Plan: The Fusion of Science and Science Fiction

         Mr. Joel Goldman, Chief, JSSAP, U.S. Army, ARDEC


Session V: NATO

NATO Research and Technology Organization Update

         Mr. Mark Richter, U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico


NATO Infantry Weapons Standardization

         Mr. Per Arvidsson, FMV, Sweden


Session VI: Time for a Change – U.S. “Incremental” Small Arms Fielding: Failures and Solutions

         Mr. Jim Schatz, Jr., Time for a Change Team

         Dr. Gary Roberts, DDS


Session VII: Industry Ammunition Producers and Technology Companies

Chair: Mr. David, Broden, Broden Resource Solutions, LLC

         Mr. Steve Torma, General Dynamics OTS

         Mr. Dave Council, Olin

         Mr. Sy Wiley, Polytech



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Thursday, 22 May 2008


Keynote Address

         Mr. Chris Grassano, Project Manager, Maneuver Ammunition Systems


National Small Arms Center Update

         Mr. Frank Puzycki, U.S. Army, ARDEC


Session IX: Testing, Training and Simulation

Technical Evaluation, Operational Evaluation, Lessons Learned in Small Arms Procurement

         Mr. Joseph Abram, NAVSEA, Crane


Suppressing Sacred Cows

         Mr. Graham Evenden, System Design Evaluation, Ltd.


NDIA Strategic Initiatives

         Mr. David Broden, Chairman, Armaments Division; Broden Resource Solutions, LLC


Session X: Less Lethal Systems and Technology

         Session Overview, JNLWD

         Human Effects and Effectiveness, HECOE

         Mission Payload Module, NL Weapon System, MCSC

         Improved Flash Bang Grenade, SOCOM

         Taser International

         Beretta/Defense Technologies


Session XI: Weapons

Canadian Proposed Small Arms Demonstration Project

         Mr. Gilles Pageau, Directorate Soldier System Program Management 10-4


Advanced Thermal Management of Automatic Rifles

         Ms. Laurie Florio, U.S. Army, ARDEC


Implementation of the New Israeli Light Machine Gun (LMG),“The NEGEV,” as a Fire Power Multiplier

in the Current and Future Battlefields: Assessments & Conclusions

         Lt Col Michael Hartman, IDF Israel, North East Technologies, Ltd.


Experimental Performance Analysis on Recoil Pad for Reducing Firing Shock Force

         Dr. Joon-Ho Lee, Agency for Defense Development, Korea


Development of a Non-Lethal 12ga. Shotgun System for Use with the EM113REV

         Mr. Kevin Adams, U.S. Army, ARDEC ATF


Session XII: Fire Control

Fire Control Units for Thermal Weapon Sights

         Mr. Alexander Kuhrt, Helmut Schmidt University, Germany


Aimpoint BR8: A Fire Control System for Small Arms

         Mr. Lennart Ljungfelt, Aimpoint, Inc.


Real Time Fire Control Solution for Individual and Crew-Served Direct Firing Infantry Weapons:

Algorithm and Implementation

         Mr. Alexander Kuhrt, Helmut Schmidt University, Germany


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