Joint Armaments Forum, Exhibition & Technology Demonstration

"Balancing Armament Innovation & Readiness Improvements within Budget Constraints"

12 - 15 May 2014

Phoenix, AZ


Session I: Tutorials

Breakout A: Cryogenic Derived Vacuum Thermal Isolation for Firearm & Electronics Integration

Breakout C: ARDEC's Technology Development Process: "Knowing What to Do and When to Do it"


Session II: Tutorials

Breakout A: Human Effects Modeling

Breakout C: Small Caliber International Ballistics and Failure Analysis


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Welcome Remarks:

  • Mr. Dave Broden, President, Broden Resource Solutions, LLC; NDIA Armaments Division Chairman

Keynote Address:

  • BG David Bassett, USA, Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems

Keynote Address:

Keynote Address:

  • RDML Bryant Fuller, USN, Deputy Commander, Ship Design, Integration and Naval Engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command

Defense Consortia: A Proven Way To Rapidly Develop and Deploy New Armament Capability In Today's Environment

ARDEC Technology Vision

Keynote Address:


  • COL Paul Hill, USA, U.S. Army Project Manager, Maneuver Ammunition Systems

Metal Fever, Beyond Lead Poisoning


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Breakout Sessions - Morning

Small Arms Systems

PM Soldier Weapons Session - PM Soldier Weapons Panel

JSSAP Session - Joint Service Small Arms Synchronization (JSSAST) Activities

Small Arms Industry Panel - Small Arms Industry Panel


Unconventional Emerging Armaments

Non-Lethal and Enabling Technologies

  • Non-Lethal Directed Energy Gaps and Investments - Mr. David Law, JNLWD
  • Human Effects Modeling, JNLWD - Mr. James Simonds, The Human Effects Center of Excellence at Brooks Air Force Base
  • 15538 - NATO Nonlethal Capabilities - Mr. John Edwards, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 15538 - NATO Nonlethal Capabilities - Dr. Barton Halpern, U.S. Army ARDEC

Guns, Ammunition, Rockets & Missiles

  • PM-CAS Activities - COL Willie Coleman, USA, Combat Ammunition Systems
  • PM-CCS Activities - COL Richard Hornstein, USA, Close Combat Systems
  • Medium Caliber and Tank Ammunition Overview - COL Paul Hill, USA, U.S. Army Project Manager, Maneuver Ammunition Systems
  • Super Guns: Most Formidable Guns in the Modern World - Mr. David Smith, U.S. Army ARDEC


Breakout Sessions - Afternoon

Small Arms Systems

Small Arms Weapons

  • 15470 - Cryogenic Derived Vacuum Thermal Isolation for Firearm & Electronics Integration, Mr. Howard Kent, Armor Development Group, LLC
  • 16531 - The LWMMG .338 - From Invention to Maturation, Mr. Matthew Diehl, General Dynamics, OTS
  • 15474 - Accelerometer-Based Reliability & Condition-Based Maintenance System For Firearms, Mr. Howard Kent, Armor Development Group, LLC

Modeling and Simulation

Small Arms Ammunition

  • 16533 - 7.62mm Cased Telescoped Ammunition, Mr. Paul Shipley, AAI Corporation
  • 16547 - Improved 12.7 mm (.50 Cal) Multi-Purpose (Mk211) Anti-materiel Concept, Ms. Andreas Gaarder, Nammo Raufoss AS
  • 16542 - Small Arms Ammunition Tactical Effectiveness, Mr. Fredrik Erninge, Nammo Raufoss AS
  • 16576 - Developments in .50cal Short Range Training Ammunition, Mr. Luis de Sousa, General Dynamics OTS, Canada
  • 16577 - Development of IR Tracer, Mr. Pierre LeMay, General Dynamics OTS, Canada


  • JNLWD Small Arms NL Capability Gaps and Programs - Mr. Peter Charles, JNLWD
  • 16559 - Conceptual Scalable Non-Lethal Ballistic System Built with Existing and Developmental Hardware - Mr. Jeff Widder, Battelle


Guns, Ammunition, Rockets & Missiles

Modeling and Simulation

  • 16540 - ARDEC Computational Based Engineering Capabilities and their Validation Tools, Dr. Don Carlucci, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 16549 - Multifaceted Gun Fluid Flow Modeling and Experimentation ARDEC, Mr. Anthony Cannone, U.S. Army ARDEC - Benet Laboratories
  • 15306 - Beyond TSPI: Using Data Fusion to Combine Multiple Sources of Live Fire Test Data to Determine Aerodynamics and Characterize In-flight Control Events, Mr. Alan Hathaway, Arrow Tech Associates
  • 15482 - Understanding Risk in Acceptance Testing, Mr. Sam Mason, ATK

Armament Systems

  • 16495 - Expanding the Armed Forces Capability through Turreted Mortar Systems, Mr. Jukka Tiainen, Patria Land Systems
  • 16561 - Defeating Magnetic Interference on the Battlefield, How Multiple Sensory Inputs are Enabling Lightweight Robust Weapon Pointing for Mortar Fire Control Systems, Mr. Ralph Tillinghast, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • Technology Trends That Are Reshaping How We Conduct R&D - Mr. Ralph Tillinghast, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 16565 - Launching Artillery and Mortars into the 21st Century with Digital Fire Control, Mr. Ross Arnold, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 16570 - Applying Systems Thinking Principles to Indirect Fire Control Software Development, Mr. Ross Arnold, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 15480 - How DoD Munitions Programs Might Be Affected By Rising Raw Material Costs, Mr. Rosario Lo Cascio, U.S. Army ARDEC

Indirect Fire Guns

  • 16544 - Mortar Light-Weighting Technologies, Mr. David Smith, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 16557 - Advanced Capability Extended Range Mortar (ACERM), Mr. Luke Steelman, NSWC Dahlgren


  • 16503 - Ground Breaking Ammunition with Innovative Designs to Meet All Combat Requirements, Mr. Stephan Kerk, Rheinmetall
  • 16524 - 25 MM Non-Energetic Fragmenting (NEF) Cartridge,Mr. Paul Reynolds, General Dynamics
  • 15439 - 25x137mm APEX Ammunition for F-35,Mr. Vegard Sande, Nammo Raufoss AS

Direct Fire Guns

  • 16537 - Advanced Lethality and Accuracy System for Medium Caliber (ALAS-MC), Mr. Michael LeFante, U.S. Army
  • 15432 - MK38 Mod 2 Coaxial Machine Gun Presentation, Mr. Jim McConkie, NSWC Dahlgren
  • Electromagnetic Railgun - LCDR Jason Fox, USN, Assistant PM, Railgun Ship Integration

Warheads and Energetics

  • 16564 - ARDEC Fuze Technology Overview, Mr. Evan Young, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 16567 - Expanding Warfighter Munitions Capability Through Energetics Technology Investment, Mr. James Wejsa, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • 15492 - Improved LW30 Ball Powder Propellant, Mr. Paul Reynolds, General Dynamics

Missiles and Rockets

  • 16519 - Cost Effective Large Diameter Rockets Using Extruded Propellant Rocket Motors, Mr. Joseph Bellotte, BAE Systems


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Small Arm Systems Breakout Sessions

Weapon Auxillary Equipment

  • 16566 - Energy Harvesting for Illuminating Sights, Mr. Douglas Cox, Mixed Signal Integration
  • 15471 - Suppressor Incorporating Natural Sound Production Auditory Camouflage on Firing, Mr. Howard Kent, Armor Development Groups, LLC
  • 16516 - Next Generation Fire Control System, Mr. Jonathan Piazza, General Dynamics

40MM Grenade Munitions