International Ballistics Society

Dennis Orphal

The Society is sad to announce the death of one of our outstanding ballisticians, Dennis Orphal. For the majority of his career Dennis worked on a wide range of problems in terminal ballistics. He made a major contribution to the analysis and testing associated with ballistic missile defense lethality. Latterly, right up to the time of his death, he was working on advanced penetrator concepts. He was a member of the IBC and was a co-chair of the 20th ISB held in Miami in 2002. He was a founding member of HVIS. His significant contributions to terminal ballistics were recognised in the HVIS Distinguished Scientist Award in 2003.

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Ken Kuo

The Society is sad to report the passing of one of our eminent members, Professor Ken Kuo, on July 31st 2016. Ken will be remembered as an outstanding ballistician and was made a Ballistic Science Fellow in 2014. Ken collaborated with colleagues around the world and advised and mentored more than 140 graduate students. He was passionate about the need to promote the success of young scientists and engineers in the areas of combustion and propulsion. He will be greatly missed.

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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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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 now open.

Paper length is currently a maximum of 9000 words plus figures, which may be revised.
Please see the document below for details on how to submit a paper for the Special Issue of Defence Technology containing papers that will be presented at the 30th ISB.
30th ISB DT guidelines
Please note that you must still upload an abstract to the IBS website using the link provided under the 30th ISB. 

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