42nd Annual Armament Systems: Gun & Missile Systems Conference & Exhibition

"Meeting Warfighter Needs for the Asymmetric Threat"

23 - 26 April 2007

Charlotte, NC


Tuesday, April 23, 2007

Government Keynote Speakers:

  • MG David Ralston, USA, Commanding General, US Army Field Artillery Center and Fort Sill Commandant, US Army Field Artillery School
  • BG Mike Cannon, USA, Program Executive Offi ce for Missiles and Space
  • COL Mark Rider, USA, Project Manager for Maneuver Ammunition Systems

Breakout 1 (Morning)
Chair: Mr. Steve French, BAE Systems

  • Capabilities of Penetrator with Enhanced Lateral Efficiency (PELE) Medium Caliber Cartridge Versus KE or HE Rounds, Mr. Don Gloude, ATK
  • Urban Operation Solutions with Medium & Large Caliber Ammunition, Mr. Jan Hasslid, Nammo

Breakout 2 (Morning)
Emerging Technology
Chair: Mr. Steve Liss, US Army, ARDEC and Mr. Joe Buzzet, General Dynamics Corporation

  • Low Recoil, Heat Transfer Mitigating Rarefaction Wave Gun Engineering, Modeling and Large Caliber System Demonstrator Development, Mr. Kevin Miner, Benet Labs
  • Rapid Fire Testing of Advanced Gun Barrel Bore Coatings, Mr. William Vezina, BAE Systems
  • T&E of Electromagnetic Railguns, CDR Thomas Boucher, USN, NSWC Dahlgren

Breakout 1 (Afternoon)
Chair: Mr. Brian Tasson, ATK

  • Energetic Materials to Meet Warfighter Requirements: An Overview of the US Army-REDCOM-ARCEC Energetic Materials Program, Dr. Rao Surapaneni, US Army, ARDEC
  • ECL - A New Propellant Family for Small and Medium Caliber Applications, Mr. William Worrell, ATK
  • Qualification Test Results for the EFSS 120mm Rifled Mortar System, Mr. Joe Buzzett, GD-OTS
  • Processing and Sensitivity Testing of the Insensitive TNT Based Explosive - PAX-44, Mr. Duncan Langlois, ATK
  • Medium Caliber Lead Free Electric Primer, Ms. Sarah Ford, NAWCWD, China Lake
  • Development of Exploding Foil Initiators and Microchip EFI's, Mr. Gert Scholtes, TNO, Netherlands

Breakout 2 (Afternoon 1:30-2:45)
Direct Fire: EAPS Overview
Chair: Mr. Matt Solverson, GD-OTS

  • Extended Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS), Mr. Phil Brislin, US Army, ARDEC
  • Phalanx for Defense Against Rockets, Artillery and Mortar Protection System, Mr. Scott Martin, Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar Protection System, Mr. Borje Nyquist, BAE Systems, Sweden

Breakout 2 (Afternoon 3:15-5:00)
Indirect Fire
Chair: Dr. Steve Piper, Piper Pacific International


Wednesday, April 24, 2007

Keynote Speaker:

  • Mr. David Clagett, Senior Program Analyst, Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell (JRAC), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (USD), Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L)

Requirements & Program Trends Session

US Army ARDEC Update

Breakout 1 (Morning)
Armament Subsystems
Chair: Mr. Greg Hill, Western Design and Mr. John Resch, US Army, ARDEC

Breakout 2 (Morning)
Tactical Rockets and Missiles
Chair: Mr. Edwin DePasqual, Talley Defense Systemss

  • Hazard Assessment Testing of the SM-3 Block IA Missile, Mr. Dave Houchins, NSWC Dahlgren
  • PRODAS Rocket Artillery in Future Scenarios, First Answer Dipl. Ing., Harald Wich, Diehl
  • The Success of the AMRAAM DBMS/DAS, Mr. John Gerdine, V, Wyle Laboratories

Breakout 1 (Afternoon 1:25-3:10)
Armament Subsystems (Cont.)
Chair: Mr. Greg Hill, Western Design and Mr. John Resch, US Army, ARDEC

Breakout 1 (Afternoon, 3:40-5:00)
Modeling and Simulation
Chair: Mr. Al Hathaway, Arrow Tech Associates, Inc.

  • System Modeling of a 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher, Dr. Daniel Corriveau, Defense R&D Canada
  • A Quest for Practical Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Tools - PGMM Case Study, Mr. James Kalberer, ATK
  • Advanced Engineering Design Modeling and Simulation as a Management Tool, Mr. Steve Liss, US Army, ARDEC

Breakout 2 (Afternoon)
Precision Weapons
Chair: Mr. Jim Ripley, Marine Corps Systems Command and Mr. Dave Wallestad, Wallestad & Associates, LLC


Thursday, April 25, 2007

Breakout 1 (Morning)
Modeling and Simulation (Cont.)
Chair: Mr. Al Hathaway, Arrow Tech Associates, Inc.

Breakout 2 (Morning)
Direct Fire
Chair: Mr. Matt Solverson, GD-OTS

  • 120mm Line-of-Sight Multi-Purpose (LOS-MP) Munition Science & Technology Efforts, Mr. Jesse Sunderland, US Army, ARDEC
  • APAM MP-T 120mm XM329 Development Status, Mr. Danny Schirding, Israel Military Industries
  • GD-OTS 20mmx120mm Mechanically Fuzed Projectile Program, Mr. Zach Kemp, GD-OTS
  • The ATK Air Burst Munitions Program, Mr. Larry Mason, ATK
  • 30mm MK46 MOD1 Gun Weapon System (GWS) At-Sea Evaluation, Mr. Andrew Green, NSWC Dahlgren
  • M789 LW 30mm HEDP Cartridge In-BoreDetonation Investigation, Mr. John Hirlinger, US Army, ARDEC

Armament Division Overview

Telepresent Rapid Aiming Platform (TRAP) - Spiral Development of a Lightweight Remote Weapon System and Integration into a Mobile Sensor-Shooter Network

F-22A Lightweight Gun System Comparison

Integration of a Remotely Operated, Breech Loaded 120mm Mortar Platform

Shock Aspects of Lightweight Artillery on Mounting Electronics