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Joint Service Small Arms Program

Joint Service Small Arms Program

FUNCTIONS

Joint Service Small Arms Synchronization Team (JSSAST):

Purpose and Responsibilities

  • Intensive management of the DoD small arms tech base
  • Harmonization of requirements and testing
  • Transition to Programs of Record
  • Long range plans and strategies
  • Influence of International Small Arms Activities

Membership

  • Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and SOCOM
  • Service Labs, RDEC's, PM's and PEO's

Management Structure

  • Chairman: ARDEC MILDEP
  • Command Executive Agent: RDECOM
  • Staff Executive Agent: ASAALT

International Activities:

  • Chairman of NATO Non-Lethal Capabilities Sub Group of Dismounted Soldier Systems Land Capabilities Group
  • Chairman of NATO Weapons and Sensors Working Group of Dismounted Soldier Systems Land Capabilities Group
  • United States Delegate to NATO Weapons and Sensors Working Group of Dismounted Soldier Systems Land Capabilities Group

Current Projects:

  • Advanced Small Unit Small Arms Technology (ASUSAT) Research Program
  • Small Arms Material Process Technology (SAM&PT) Research Program
  • Small Arms Grenade Munitions (SAGM) Integration and Evaluation Demonstration Program
  • Small Arms Weapons and Fire Control Integration (SAW&FC) Demonstration Program