Defense Systems Digest
10 August 2020


Notable Technical Inquiry

Where can U.S. Army munitions fragmentation data (z-data) be found and how can it be acquired?

DSIAC was asked how fragmentation data, or z-data, can be acquired for various U.S. Army munitions (cannon artillery and mortar).  DSIAC used its subject matter expert network to find the controlling office and connect the inquirer to the proper contact at the U.S. Army CCDC Armaments Center (AC) to obtain the desired data files.

Voice From The Community

Adam M. Jacob

Mechanical Engineer/Small Caliber Armaments Division, ARDEC

I have worked in small arms research and development with over 15 years experience, including manufacturing oversight, modeling and simulation, research and development, design, and analysis of various small arms weapon systems and subsystems, project management, and science and technology management. I have authored numerous technical papers and hold numerous U.S. patents, both granted and pending, in small-caliber weapon systems. I hold a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Bucknell University and an M.S. in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology.

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