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Armament Systems Forum & Firing Demonstration

"Shaping the Armament Enterprise to Meet Evolving Global Requirements"

1 - 4 May 2017

Fredericksburg, VA


Monday, May 1, 2017

Concurrent Tutorial Sessions:

Tutorial A:

Tutorial B:


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

General Session:

Welcome and Administrative Announcements

NDIA Welcome:

MRAS Keynote Address:

U.S. Army Keynote Address:

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Keynote Address:


Awards Presentation
Small Arms Awards

U.S. Navy Keynote Address:

PEO - Ammunition Presentation

DARPA Presentation

Views from Congress on Acquisition Reform Presentation


Additional Presentations


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Concurrent Tracks: (SA, GARM & UEA)

Small Arms Track

Session I: MCSC PM Weapons

Session II: PM Soldier Weapons
Chair: COL Brian Stehle, USA, PM Soldier Weapons

Session III: PM MAS
Chair: COL Moises Gutierrez, USA, Project Manager, Maneuver Ammunition Systems

Session IV: NATO Weapons and Sensors Working Group Panel Discussion
Chair: Dr. Barton Halpern, NATO Weapon and Sensor Group Chairman

Session VI: JSSAST Panel
Chair: Mr. Augustine Funcasta, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC

Optimization of Machine Gun Barrels Using Additive Manufacturing (19254)

JSSAP Science and Technology Advisory Council (19258)

Measurement and Quantification of Blowback Resultant of Suppressor Use in Small Arms (19270)

Guns, Ammunition, Rockets & Missiles Track (GARM) Track

MRAS Panel Discussion
Chair: Mr. Dave Broden, NDIA Armament Division Chair; President, Broden Resource Solutions, LLC

A New Concept in Mobile Weapon Systems (19375)

Abrams Lethality Enabler (ALE) (19476)

25mm MK38 MOD 3 Machine Gun System Qualification Status (19444)

Guided Projectiles for Enhanced Expeditionary Engagement Capability (19271)

Rethinking User Interface Design and Evaluation (19343)

Automated Pointing of Indirect Weapon Systems - A Lesson in Kinematics (19256)

MSIAC - Supporting the Munitions Safety Community (19250)

Unconventional Emerging Technology Armaments (UEA) Track

Integrated Antenna and Package Technologies for Projectiles (19292)


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Small Arms Track

Concurrent Sessions: (0800-1030)

Session VIII: Ammunition
Chair: Dr. Dion Serben, PhD, NSWC IHEODTD

Session IX: Related Enabling Technology and Modeling and Simulation (RETMS)
Chair: Mr. Raymond Chaplin, ME, ARDEC

Multiple Trajectory 40mm Grenade Launching System (19185)

Phase Change Micro-Barrel Jacket Liquid Cooled Machine Gun Barrel For Continuous Fire (19187)

KEYMOD™ VS. M-LOK™ TM Modular Rail System Comparison (19427)

Evolving Legacy DON Stabilized Small Arms Weapon Systems by Enhancing At-Sea Live Fire Testing Without Using Water (19291)


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Guns, Ammunition, Rockets & Missiles Track (GARM)

Concurrent Sessions: (0800-1030)

Continuation of Warheads and Energetics Session
Chairs: Mr. Ralph Tillinghast, U.S. Army ARDEC and
Mr. Jeff Siewert, Arrow Tech Associates, Inc.

Sub-Miniature Laser Igniters (19472)

Accurate Determination of Weapon System Attitude in a Testing Environment (19426)

Development of Accurate Finite Element Models and Testing Procedures for Bolted Joints in Large Caliber Gun Weapon Systems (19409)