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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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Monday, May 18, 2015

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

The New York Times
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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Thursday, August 18, 2011

The bulletproof dog that stormed bin Laden's lair

By Elbert Chu
Fast Company
updated 5/18/2011 2:03:17 AM ET
Thanks to extensive training — and customized body armor that can cost upward of $30,000 — this canine is bulletproof, can hear through concrete and can record high-def video of missions, even in the dead of night.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ballistic Community Will Miss Konrad Frank

It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that Konrad
Frank, a longtime employee of BRL and ARL, passed away. We
will not see many people like Konrad again.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Blasting Target From Sky, Key Test of Missile Defense System a Success

Published April 15, 2011 |

Washington - The U.S. military successfully conducted its most challenging test yet of its ballistic missile defense system, blasting an incoming target out of the skies over the Pacific Ocean.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Beyond the Bullet

Source: Los Angeles Times, By Melissa Healy, January 24, 2011
Captured by X-ray and CT scan, the human brain is pierced by a bullet, nail, pool cue or chunk of razor-sharp debris. Such havoc, you would think, would put an abrupt end to the brain's rhythmic buzz of activity... But the human brain can be resilient, capable of withstanding brutish damage...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The world's most powerful supergun

Source: New Scientist TV, 14 Dec 2010, Catherine de Lange
A gun the size of a bus has set a new world record, and fired its payload so fast it broke the speed of sound seven times over...

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Ballistic Forensics for Lawyers

Source: The Florida Law Journal, 13 Dec 2010, by Mark Seiden
...We are all conditioned to the world of forensic ballistics on television, where a medical examiner walks up to a body, quickly eyeballs it and says, “He was shot with a Webly-Fosberry Automatic Revolver, caliber .38.” This is pure fantasy...

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Monday, January 10, 2011

New body armor more comfortable

Improved tactical vest, plate carrier coming in 2011
Source: Marine Corps Times, Jan 10, 2011, By Dan Lamothe
As early as spring, Marines will be dawning the next generation of improved body armor designed to be more comfortable and adjustable than current models.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Outdoor gun ranges under fire for safety

Source: USA Today, 12/16/2010, By Kirsti Marohn, USA TODAY
...Louise Neeser was doing yard work outside her home here last May when something struck her... Outdoor shooting ranges across the nation face opposition because of concerns about safety, noise and the environmental effects of lead contamination.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

First SABO Award Presented in Beijing

The South African Ballistics Organisation (SABO) Award was instituted for the first time at the 25th International Symposium on Ballistics (ISB) in Beijing as an incentive measure for presenters of poster papers at the ISB. The idea of the award sprung from an earlier discussion between members of SABO (after attending the 23rd ISB in Spain) on the topic of informal interaction at the poster presentation sessions at the ISB.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Held Named First Ballistic Science Fellow

Prof. Dr. Manfred Held was named the First Ballistic Science Fellow of the International Ballistics Society during the 25th International Symposium on Ballistics in Beijing, China.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Secrab becomes first Platinum Corporate Sponsor

Prof Bo Janzon, President of Secrab, and a member of the IBS founding Board of Directors, showed his support by paying $1000 USD to have his company become the first Platinum Corporate Sponsor.

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Friday, April 09, 2010

International Ballistics Society Founded

Official Signing of the Constitution occurred on 25 January 2010 via
scans and faxes. On 17 May 2010, the IBS Board of Directors completed a ceremonial signing of the Constitution during the 25th ISB in Beijing, China. (Board Members from left to right: Roxan Cayzac, Zhongyuan Wang, Ian Cullis, Michael Murphy, Jack Riegel, Meir Mayseless, Bo Janzon, Dennis Baum. Sidney Chocron not shown.)

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Tony Russell named Communications Chairman

Dr. Tony Russell was named Chairman of the International Ballistics Society Communications Committee.

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Peer Review Successful

Prof Bo Janzon announced that, for the first time, select papers to be presented at the International Symposium on Ballistics have been peer reviewed.

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Friday, April 30, 2010

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