John Hirlinger

CCDC Armaments Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ

John Hirlinger is the Technical Executive for Medium Cannon Caliber Ammunition at the CCDC Armaments Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ.  As the engineering manager for all Army aviation medium cannon caliber ammunition projects, he has over 41 years of experience in the field and worked on multiple nonrecurring engineering, research, development, test and evaluation and production-related projects in medium cannon caliber ammunition. As the project lead for the Sub-Miniature Laser Igniters project, he is responsible for developing and integrating a laser ignition system fully mounted within the munition as a substitute for the standard electrical primers.  Mr. Hirlinger holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.