International Ballistics Society

Louis Zernow

The Society is sad to announce the passing of one of our most eminent members, Professor Louis Zernow, on Thursday, May 14th 2015. Louis will be remembered as an outstanding ballistician. He was a keen supporter and founding member of the Society. He commissioned the Louis and Edith Zernow award that rewards the best paper presented during the International Symposium on Ballistics. He will be sorely missed.

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Army Didn't Properly Test Plates for Body Armor, Audit Finds

The New York Times By JAMES DAO August 17, 2011, 5:47 PM An audit by the Pentagon's inspector general has found that the Army did a poor job of testing the ballistic plates used in body armor and therefore cannot be certain that the equipment is adequately protecting soldiers.

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30th International Symposium on Ballistics

The 30th International Symposium on Ballistics (ISB) will be held at Long Beach, California.
The conference co-chairs are Sidney Chocron and James Walker of Southwest Research Institute. The NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) is helping to organise the 30th ISB.

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The 29th International Symposium on Ballistics is now over.

It was held in Edinburgh, Scotland: May 9-13, 2016

The next symposium will be held in Long Beach, California, 11-15 September 2017.

30th ISB Journal Papers

Long Beach, California: 11-15 September 2017.

The Board of Directors has selected the journal to contain the papers to be submitted by authors wishing to have their papers peer reviewed and published at the 30th ISB.

The journal is DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY, an established journal that is published in English by Elsevier.

FULL PAPER submission is not yet open.

Paper length is currently a maximum of 9000 words plus figures, which may be revised. 

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