The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) recognized significant technical achievements during its 20th annual Commander’s and Innovation Awards at Naval Air Station Patuxent River December 8. “I am continually impressed by the innovation, dedication, and professional excellence that comes from our warfare center,” said NAWCAD Commander, Rear Adm. John Lemmon, who presided over the virtual ceremony. “The Commander’s Awards recognizes some of the best we bring to advance capability and operational readiness for naval aviation, and our warfighters.” Lemmon is also assistant commander for research and engineering at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). NAWCAD selected awardees from more than 60 nominations. They represent some of the command’s most innovative and important scientific contributions to naval aviation in 2020. NAWCAD Commander’s Award – Team Additive Manufacturing COVID-19 Response Team Group/Site: Air Systems Group, Patuxent River Created personal protective equipment solutions supporting the medical, industrial, Department of Defense, and naval communities. Additive Manufacturing Red Team Group/Site: Air Systems Group, Patuxent River Improved the performance and maintainability of metallic additive manufacturing with a new manufacturing technology that surpasses a directive from the Chief of Naval Operations calling for cycle time reduction. F-35B Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing Flying Qualities Team Group/Site: Air System […]
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