Armament Small Arms Forum

"Small Arms Systems in Times of Diminishing Resources"

1 - 3 June 2015

Whippany, NJ


Monday, June 1, 2015

Tutorial Sessions

  • PM Manufacturing Readiness Assessments of Technology Development Projects, Jordan Masters, U.S. Army ARDEC


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Opening Remarks:

  • Dave Broden, President, Broden Resource Solutions, LLC; NDIA Armaments Division Chair

NDIA Policy Overview

Session I: PM Maneuver Ammunition Systems
Chair: COL Moises Gutierrez, USA, PM MAS

  • COL Moises Gutierrez, USA, PM MAS
  • Bill Sanville, Deputy Project Manager, PM MAS
  • LTC John Todd Masternak, USA, Deputy Project Manager, PM MAS
  • John Amick, PM MAS
  • Matt Walker, MCoE

Session II: Soldier Weapons
Moderator: COL Scott Armstrong, USA, PM Soldier Weapons

Session III: Weapons & Enablers

  • 17361 - PM Enhancement of the USMC Benelli M1014 Combat Shotgun Shooting Lethal and Non Lethal Rounds from the M1014 U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) Contract No: M67854-10C-1123, Scott Turlington, GSA Direct
  • 17366/68 - SEG Suppressors, Robert Morrison, Stealth Engineering Group
  • 17362 - PM 40mm Fuze Reliability Trends in the System Contract, Matt Eckel, AMTEC Corporation


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Keynote Speaker:

  • Michael Holthe, HQDA, Office of ASA(ALT)/Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology

Joint Service Small Arms Synchronization Team (JSSAST) Panel
Moderator: COL John Turner, USA, U.S. Army ARDEC

Session I: Joint Service Small arms program (JSSAP)
Chair: Joel Goldman, JSSAP, U.S. Army ARDEC

  • 17334 - JSSAP Science and Technology Advisory Council, Dr. Bart Halpern, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 17351 - Advanced Small Unit Small Arms Technology (ASUSAT) Research Program, Terence Rice, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 17332 - Small Arms Grenade Munitions Project, Steve Gilbert, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 17378 - VPR: A Next Generation Small Arms Fire Control System, Dr. Benjamin Bachrach, IAI

Session II: Looking Ahead
Chair: SGM Pete Gould, USA (Ret)

  • 17354 - Where to Now?, Jim Schatz
  • 17350 - Deep Future of Small Arms Study - Maintaining Small Arms Dominance, Terence Rice, U.S. Army ARDEC

Session III: Ammunition
Chair: Bruce Webb, Nammo-Talley, Inc.

  • 17339 - PM Propellant Analysis in Support of Low Observable Tracer (LOT)/One-Way Luminescence (OWL) Efforts, Matthew Horch, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 17360 - PM Tagging, Tracking, and Locating (TTL) Performance Calculations for Low Observable Tracer (LOT) and One-Way Luminescence (OWL) Technologies, Dr. Gary Glaspell, USACE-ERDC
  • 17379 - PM Improved Tungsten Carbide Armor Piercing Technology, Fredrik Erninge, Nammo Tactical Ammunition Co.
  • 17367 - PM Alternative Approaches to "Cold" or "One-Way Luminescence" Tracing Rounds Using Unconventional Methods & Materials, Howard Kent, Armor Development Group, LLC

Session IV: Modeling and Simulation
Chair: Mark Minisi, U.S. Army ARDEC

  • 17372/73 - PM Coupling of a Lumped Mass Interior Ballistic Code with Structural Finite Element Analysis/Factors Effecting Bore Resistance in the Structural Analysis of Interior Ballistics, Ray Chaplin, U.S. Army ARDEC
  • 17375 - PM Single Munition Variable Velocity Non-Lethal Ballistic System for Fires Near the Muzzle to More Than 100 Meters, Dr. Jeff Widder, Battelle
  • 17391 - PM Future Small Arms & Ammunition Design: Bullet Shapes and Length, Anthony Williams, IHS Jane’s