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Joint Armaments Conference, Exhibition & Firing Demonstration

“21st Century Weapon Systems – Providing the Right Response”

Dallas, TX

17 – 20 May 2010



Monday, May 17, 2010



·       DOD Instruction 5000.2, Ms. Karen Byrd, LCSC Learning Assistant Program Manager, DAU

·       International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Government and Corporate Perspectives:

1.     Mr. Larry Christensen, Member Miller & Chevalier Chartered

2.     Mr. Moses E. Lewis, Executive Consultant to EME

·       De Mystifying Intellectual Property and Data Rights: Government & Industry Perspectives, Mr. Tim Ryan, Technology Transfer Program Manager ARDEC



Tuesday , May 18, 2010



·       BrigGen Michael M. Brogan, USMC, Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command

·       BG Peter N. Fuller, USA, Program Executive Officer (PEO) Soldier



·       Mr. George Solhan, SES, Deputy Chief of Naval Research (ONR 30)



·       Mr. Michael Mulligan, President, General Dynamics Armament & Technical Products (ATP)



·       Mr. Jay Tibbets, Senior Vice President, Business Development, ATK



·       Mr. Hans Hoeneveld, Senior Program Manager Ammunition, Netherlands Defense Materiel Organization






9880 – Joint Service Small Arms Synchronization Team (JSSAST) Panel

·       COL Scott Flynn, USA, Chairman

·       LTC Tom Henthorn, USA

·       CDR Thomas Gajewski, U.S. Navy

·       Mr. Randy Roth, USAF

·       LtCol Mark Brinkman, USMC

·       CAPT Michael Price, USCG

·       Mr. Kevin Swenson, Joint Non-Lethal




·       COL Tamilio, PM Soldier Weapons



·       10194 - ITAR: The International Trade in Arms Regulation: Changes and Updates Relevant to the Small Arms Community,  Mr. Jason Wong, Firearms Law Group

·       10199 - International Efforts to Regulate or Prohibit Military Small Arms Ammunition, Mr. Hays Parks, DoD OGC (1A)






·       10034 - Mortar Guidance Kit (MGK), Ms. Kelly Hanink, ATK

·       10146 - Precision Guidance Kit (PGK), Mr. Tom Bybee, ATK

·       10174 - Improving the Accuracy of Precision Guided Munitions with a GPS Ephemeris & Ionospheric Correction Sharing Service (GEISS), Mr. Charles Johnson, NAVSYS Corporation


KEYNOTE: F-35 Weapon System Overview

·       Mr. Doug Hayward, Deputy Director F-35 Vehicle Systems, Lockheed Martin




·       9899 - MK 51 Modular Advanced Weapon System (MAWS), Mr. Steven Cannon, NSWC PHD Det Louisville

·       10595 - Gun Tube Wear Reduction for 105mm Artillery, Mr. Thomas Boncompain, General Dynamics, Ordnance and Tactical Systems Canada

·       10153 - Indirect Fires Precision and Lethality Enhancements through Digitization of Artillery and Mortar Weapon Systems,  Mr. Victor Galgano, U.S. Army ARDEC

·       10190 - JSF Missionized Gun System, Mr. Douglas Parker, General Dynamics ATP

·       10235 - EFV 30mm Ammunition Feed System, Ms. Kim Perkins, General Dynamics ATP

·       10640 - Gun / Ammunition Acquisition Strategy for the EFV Program, Major Ian McDuffie, USMC, Head of Guns and Ammo APM-Mechanical Systems, PM AAA




·       10171 - Making Affordability Work, Mr. David Panhorst, U.S. Army ARDEC

·       10219 - Propulsion System Design in a Low Pressure Gun System, Mr. Carlton Adam, U.S. Army ARDEC


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Wednesday, May 19, 2010




·       Dr. Stephen Small, JSSAP RDAR-EIJ, Picatinny Aresenal, NJ









·       10137 - Small Arms Weapon Integration on the Ramp of the V-22 Osprey, Mr. James Buechler, NSWC Crane

·       The Kongsberg Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station: An Evolution in Capability for the Small Arms of Today to the Medium Cannon of Tomorrow, Mr. Westley “Bo” Barbour, Kongsberg Defence Systems

·       9915 - Advanced Remote/Robotic Armament System (ARAS), Mr. Robert Testa, U.S. Army ARDEC

·       9861 - Strategic Tripartite. Historic Opportunities for US and NATO Ground Combatants, Mr. Jim Schatz, Consultant

·       9863 - The Next Generation: The Case for a New NATO Rifle and Machine Gun Cartridge, Mr. Anthony Williams, Consultant




·       10690 - Is There a Problem With the Lethality of the 5.56 NATO Caliber, Mr. Per Arvidsson, NATO Weapons & Sensors Working Group

·       10000 - Grenade Launchers in China, Ms. Juanjuan Yang, China R&D Academy of Machinery

·       10055 - K11, Dual-Barrel Air-Burst Weapon, Dr. In Woo Kim, Agency for Defense Development, Korea

·       10136 - R&D Activities in Support of the Canadian Small Arms Replacement Project, Mr. Paul Harris, Defence Research and Development, Canada

·       10202 - Enhanced Warfighter Capability with Direct and Indirect Small Arms Ammunition, Mr. Jarl Eirik Straume, Nammo Raufoss AS, Norway

·       10201 - Developing IfraRed (IR) (Dim) Tracer Compositions for Reduced Signature, Mr. Peter Hedsand, Nammo Vanäsverken AB, Sweden

·       10200 - Developing Reduced Range Ammunition for Training and Urban Combat, Mr. Fredrik Erninge, Nammo Vanäsverken AB, Sweden




·       9898 - Application of IWARS in Small Arms Development, Mr. Alex Lee, U.S. Army ARDEC

·       9909 - Small Arms Modeling and Simulation, Mr. Clinton Fischer, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC




·       10070 - Advancements in Personnel Incapacitation Methodologies for Multiple Projectile Cartridges,  Mr. Stephen Swann, Army Research Laboratory

·       10226 - Testing Non-lethals: Finding the Right Tools for the Job, Mr. Pascal Paulissen, TNO Defence, Security and Safety




·       9684 - Lethal Limited Range Round, Mr. Stephen McFarlane, U.S. Army

·       10004 - Small Caliber Propellant Solutions for the U.S. Military, Mr. Steve Faintich, St. Marks Powder, A General Dynamics Company

·       10149 - DARPA SCORPION Program Transition to Army Advanced Technology Objective Program: A Success Story, Mr. Andre Lovas, Georgia Tech Research Institute

·       10213 - Lightweight Small Caliber Ammuntion (LSCA) Lessons Learned From Prototype Fabrication to Full Production Rates, Mr. George Feghali, General Dynamics OTS-Canada, Inc. & Mr. Bill Dittrich, Fleximation, Inc.

·       10172 - Aluminum 5.56 Case Development: Continued Success with an Advanced Lightweight Material, Mr. Christopher Still, ATK

·       10170 - Case Weight Variation Reduction and Subsequent Ballistic Dispersion Improvements in M118LR, Ms. Dionne Dillon, ATK Small Caliber Systems

·       10183 - .50 Caliber Steel Case Development: Design and Development of a Lightweight Case Compatible with Modernized Production Processes at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Mr. Christian Miller, ATK Small Caliber Systems

·       10195 - Effects of Barrel Length on Sound Measurement, Bore Pressure, and Bullet Velocity, Dr. Philip Dater, Gemtech

·       10186 - MEMS S&A for Munitions, Mr. Dale Spencer, Kaman Precision Products

·       10650 - Developments in Short Range Training Ammunition, Mr. Luis de Sousa, General Dynamics OTS, Simunition Operations







·       9894 - Design of an Intelligent Round Counter for Monitoring Ballistic Events Experienced by a Gun Barrel, Mr. Cory Mettler, American Science and Technology

·       10231 - The Rarefaction Wave Gun (RAVEN) Program, Mr. Mike Bixler, ARES, Inc.

·       9936 - “Lightening Strike”– An Indirect Fire Concept Utilizing Combustion Light Gas Gun (CLGG) Technology to Achieve Extreme Ranges, Mr. David Kruczynski, UTRON Inc. & Mr. Stephen Floroff, U.S. Army ARDEC

·       10135 - Hypersonic Plasma Particle Deposition Coating… Making 21st Century Weaponry Last into the 22nd, Mr. Daniel Fox, Rushford Hypersonic, LLC

·       10150 - Exo-atmosphere Propulsion for Hypersonic Projectiles, Dr. Wayne Sawka, DigitalSolid State Propulsion, LLC

·       10220 - Extended Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS) 50mm Cannon, Mr. Arthur Aeberli, U.S. Army ARDEC

·       10222 - Advanced Gun Barrel Technology Program, Background and Results, Mr. Bill Vezina, BAE Systems

·       10033 - Selectable Effects Warhead Technology Demonstration, Mr. Eric Volkmann, ATK

·       10151 - Ultrasonic Characterization of Explosively-Bonded Concentric Tubes, Mr. Chris Jerred, South Dakota State University

·       9910 - Magnelok™ Technology – Achieving High Torque-densities with a Novel Electromagnetically Actuated Band-brake, Mr. Scott Miller, LORD Corporation

·       9720 - Miniaturized ESAD Development, Mr. Ed Cooper, L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems

·       9974 - Technology Trends in Fuzing and Munitions Power Sources, Mr. Oliver Barham, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC

·       10143 - Low Volume, Negligible EMI Advanced Guided Bullet and Mortar Flight Control Actuators, Dr. Ron Barrett, University of Kansas




·       9878 - Unique Partnership to Provide Precision and Lethality to Tomorrow’s Warfighter, Ms. Kelly Moran, ATK

·       9990 - High Performance BKNO3 Igniter Formulations, Dr. Eugene Rozumov, U.S. Army ARDEC

·       10006 - Medium and Large Caliber Propellant Solutions, Mr. Robert Pulver, St. Marks Powder, A General Dynamics Company

·       10176 - Development of a Solventless Propellant for Use in 120mm Tank Training Rounds, Mr. Jim Wedwick, ATK

·       10001 - Ageing Effects on Performance of Small and Medium Calibre Ammunition, Mr. Chris Van Driel, TNO Defence, Security and Safety

·       10229 - The 155MM M795 Artillery Shell Loaded with IMX-101, Mr. Anthony DiStasio, U.S. Army ARDEC & Mr. Michael Ervin, BAE Systems




·       9848 - 25mm Non-Energetic Fragmenting Cartridge, Mr. Rick Wright, General Dynamics

·       9857 - 120 MM XM360 Gun Program – Test & Evolution, Mr. David Smith P.E., U.S. Army Benet Laboratories

·       9862 - Howitzer Digitization Engineering Issues, Mr. William Key, IXSEA, Inc.

·       9869/10148 - Modeling of Composite Wrapped Cannon Barrel/Non-Destructive Inspection & Design, Dr. Zhong Hu, South Dakota State University & Dr. Jikai Du, South Dakota State University

·       9945 - Super 40mm to 30mm Ammunition Comparison – Performance/Lethality, Mr. Rick Wright, General Dynamic

·       10032 - The Advance Case System (ACS) program for 120mm Tank Training Ammo, Mr. Jeff Berg, TK

·       10225 - Warfare Has Changed: Investigation of the Performance of Ammunition in Maritime & Urban Environments, Mr. Martin van de Voorde, TNO Defence, Security and Safety

·       10157 - Modular Design of Direct Fire Medium Caliber Gun Systems for Joint Operations, Mr. Andrew Bradick, Consultant




·       9708 - Simulation of Cellulose Nitration Reaction, Mr. Mohamed (Mo) Elalem, U.S. Army ARDEC

·       10179 - Automated Projectile Design Software, Mr. Mark Steinhoff, Arrow Tech Associates, Inc.

·       10158 - Pyrotechnic Shock Loading of the M82 Percussion Primer in the M777 Light Weight Howitzer Magazine Assembly, Ms. Kathryn Hunt, Marine Corps Systems Command

·       9908 - Numerical and Experimental Comparison of Muzzle Brake Impulse Reduction on a 120mm Cannon System, Mr. Robert Carson, Benet Laboratories, U.S. Army ARDEC

·       10350 - Scalable Lethality: ‘Dial-a-Yield’ Approach to Greater Precision Engagement, Mr. Henry Kerwein, U.S. Army ARDEC

·       9707 - Modeling of Fluid Energy Milling Process, Mr. Mohamed (Mo) Elalem, U.S. Army ARDEC


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Thursday, May 20, 2010






Session Chair: Chris Grassano, PM MAS


·       An Overview of Non-Standard Ammunition, LTC Robert Dionisio

·       Training Ammunition Safety Initiatives, LTC Robertson, Product Director

·       40MM Ammunition: Evolving and Emerging Requirements,  MAJ Marc Meeker, Assistant Product Manager, Medium Caliber Ammunition

·       Small Caliber Ammunition: Enhancing Capabilities, LTC Jeffrey Woods, Product Manager, Small Caliber Ammunition




·       9855 - Lightweight Small Arms Technologies, Mrs. Kori Phillips, U.S. Army ARDEC

·       10188 - JSSAP Futures 2012-2020, Dr. Barton Halpern, U.S. Army ARDEC

·       9895 - National Small Arms Center Update, Mr. Frank Puzycki, JSSAP Office, U.S. Army ARDEC

·       10193 - Advanced Lethal Armament Technology for Small Arms, Mrs. Sabbian Registe, ARDEC-RDECOM

·       9916 - Advanced Fire Control Technology for Small Arms Army Technology Objective (ATO), Mr. Terence F. Rice, U.S. Army ARDEC





Distinguished Speaker:  Mr. Edgar Fossheim, Nammo AS, Norway



·       9714 - Demonstration and Validation of Lead-free Ballistic Modifier for Rocket Propellants, Dr. Sarah Headrick, ATK

·       10074 - Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System II, LCDR Nick Green, USN, Direct and Time Sensitive Strike Weapons PMA-242



·       10142 - Hovering Precision Weapons (HPW): Enabling Precise Surgical Strike and Collocated Close Air Support from Tactical to Strategic Distances, Dr. Ron Barrett, University of Kansas

·       10228 - CROWS II Vehicle Integration, Mr. Joseph Scheneck, PE, U.S. Army ARDEC

·       9827 - Environmentally Acceptable Alternatives to Lead Azide and Lead Styphnate, Dr. Michael Williams, Pacific Scientific EMC

·       10593 - Non-Incendiary Artillery Marking and Illumination Solutions, Mr. George Kurzik, General Dynamics – Ordnance and Tactical Systems & Mr. Ed Schmidt, Cyalume Technologies

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