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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29th International Symposium on Ballistics

The 29th International Symposium on Ballistics will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, during 9-13 May 2016.

Submission of abstracts has closed.


Please use the link to the "29th ISB" at the top of the page, under "Events", for further details.


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29th International Symposium on Ballistics

Edinburgh, Scotland: May 9-13, 2016

The next symposium will be held in EDINBURGH, Scotland and is hosted by QinetiQ, supported by the NDIA. 29th ISB KEY DATES (subject to confirmation).

March 2015 Call for Abstracts/Papers July 2015 Abstract Due September 2015 Notification of Accepted Abstracts December 31, 2015 Programme Released February 26, 2016 Formal Papers Due April 18th, 2016 Powerpoints Due May 9-13, 2016 Symposium 

29th IBS Journal Papers

Edinburgh, Scotland: May 9-13, 2016

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 29th ISB.

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

FULL PAPER submission is CLOSED.

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

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