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

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

15 - 18 May 2006

Albuquerque, NM


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Keynote Address:

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

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


Wednesday, May 17, 2006

NDIA Armaments Division Status Overview

Panel: Soldier Weapons

The National Small Arms Center

Session III: SOPMOD/SOF Weapons and Equipment


Session IV: International Programs

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


Thursday, May 18, 2006

Session VII: Individual Weapons

Session VIII: Crew Served Systems