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03/01/2018

China Lake team recognized for TTCP award

TTCP High Speed Weapons Team Achievement Awarf
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division recipients of The Technical Cooperation Program’s 2017 High Speed Weapons Team Achievement Award are recognized by Howard McCauley, left, deputy technical director of the Research and Engineering Group, and Brad Harlow, right, technical director for the Weapons and Energetics Department, during a local ceremony at China Lake on Feb. 7. The team members pictured from left are Matthew Walker, Richard Burnes and Eldon Kendrick. Team members not pictured are Peter Cross, Michael Derkey, Nick Quigley and Ephraim Washburn. (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert)
Seven Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division employees were recognized for receiving The Technical Cooperation Program’s 2017 High Speed Weapons Team Achievement Award during a local ceremony at China Lake on Feb. 7. Their win, along with members of the NAWCWD ALQ-227 Low-band Geolocation Team, was announced during the Jan. 11 ceremony in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes.

Participants from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia worked together to successfully develop a number of credible, high-speed weapons concepts compatible with fifth-generation combat aircraft. The capabilities and concepts developed through this collaboration will assist the partner nations in evaluating the ability of high-speed weapons to meet future capability needs, and in evaluating the capability of existent and potential threat systems. 

“This team demonstrates the value of the TTCP network and shows how by working together in a relatively small, but focused team, it is possible to achieve a significant outcome,” said Brad Harlow as he presented the teammates with certificates and Weapons and Energetics Department coins. “In this case, a significant improvement in understanding the opportunities, threats and technology development priorities for high-speed, strike weapons was achieved.”

NAWCWD members of the team were: Richard Burnes, Peter Cross, Michael Derkey, Eldon Kendrick, Nick Quigley, Matthew Walker and Ephraim Washburn.