LTC Luděk Jedlička Dipl. Eng., Ph.D.
Future Forces Forum
Head of Ballistics and Ammunition Group
University of Defence
Testing of Small Arms Ammunition - Substitute Targets
Testing of munition properties and capabilities, e.g. penetrating and wounding potential, becomes more and more important for contemporary armed forces. Today it is possible, with the use of modern design and production technologies, to create a small arms munition that is tailored to the testing conditions but performance of the munition out the scope of testing conditions can be totally different. From this point of view, the proposed test conditions should reflect as close as possible the real-life conditions at which the munition will be used. It means to define not only the environmental and technical requirements for the use of munition but also type of target and required effect of munition on this target. The presentation introduces development of new small arms munition together with the testing methodology based on end-user requirements and expectations.
COL Dr. Luděk JEDLIČKA, currently Vice-rector for internal management at University of Defence, was born in Vyškov on 19th August 1974. He was attending Jan Žižka military grammar school in Moravská Třebová in the period 1988-1992. Leaving the school in 1992 with the GCSE, he applied for studies at the Military Engineering Branches Faculty of the Military Academy of Brno and graduated in 1997 in the field of Weapons and Ammunition of the Military Mechanical Engineering programme.
In 2000, he was appointed senior lecturer for the Weapons and Ammunition Department. Since 1st April 2012 he became Head of Ammunition and Ballistics group within this department. Along with the group management, he was responsible for learning and teaching issues of the department.
Luděk Jedlička studied the doctoral degree programme of University of Defence Faculty of Military Technology in the period 2005 – 2007 in Military Mechanical Technology field of Military Technology: Weapons and Ammunition. In 2007 he completed the studies defending his thesis focused on fire arms internal ballistics and obtained the doctor academic degree.
He attended the tactical and operation level course for senior officers of National Defence Management held by the University of Defence Operation and Tactical Studies Institute in the academic year of 2007-2008.
Within 2012-2016 years he performed function of Vice-dean for curriculum of the Faculty of Military Technology.
His professional work is focused on teaching ballistics and ammunition while his research effort concerns primarily on ballistics and theory of fire. As an expert, he is engaged in the issues of explosive ordnance in the Czech armed forces and ammunition incident/accident investigation. In this domain he also participated in number of research projects. He is also a court appointed expert in the domain of ammunition and explosives, with specialisation on munition, ballistics, and firing ranges.