NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION, Patuxent River, Md. (NNS) -- The command recognized some of its most significant technical accomplishment of 2019 during NAWCAD’s 19th annual Commander’s and Innovation Awards ceremony at Patuxent River today.
“Today’s event is all about outcomes,” said Rear Adm. John Lemmon, commander of NAWCAD. “This year’s awardees were chosen because of the tangible, real-world advantages their work provides the fleet and reflect capability we help bring to the fight.”
The individual and teams awarded were up against dozens of nominations representing some of the warfare center’s most innovative and important scientific naval contributions in 2019.
NAWCAD Commander’s Award – Individual
Jeffrey Werly, Rotary Wing Aeromechanics Flight Test Engineer
NAWCAD Commander’s Award – Team
Advance Helicopter Training Systems Performance Demonstration Team
E-2D Aerial Refueling and Integrated Test Teams
F/A-18 Generator Readiness Recovery Team
F-35 Queen Elizabeth Class Test Team
CH-53E Auxiliary Power Unit Depot Repair Capability Team
Integrated Battlespace Simulation & Test Electro-Optical/Infrared DIARCM Team
RQ-21A Blackjack Mission Systems Team
NAWCAD Innovation Awards
Acquisition Support Category – Navy Next Generation Air Dominance Analysis of Alternatives Team
Corporate/Institutional Support Category – Virtual Recruit Tracker Team
System Life Cycle Support Category – P-8A SLAM Tool Development Team
Technical Support Category – Mission Computer Alternative Integrated Product Team
NAWCAD Patent of the Year
U.S. Patent number 9,920,280, “Non-Aqueaous Siloxane Solvent Compositions for Cleaning a Metal or Plastic Surface,” invented by Dr. El Arafat
NAWCAD supports the research, development, engineering, test, evaluation and sustainment of all Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and airborne weapon systems. With facilities in Patuxent River, Maryland; Lakehurst, New Jersey; and Orlando, Florida, the command delivers high-quality, affordable products in support of military operating forces worldwide.
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