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May 30, 2014

UTC Aerospace Systems contributes to Collier Award Winner X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System

The U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman and its supplier team – including UTC Aerospace Systems – have been honored with the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy for the development of the X-47B, the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier.

The National Aeronautic Association presented the award May 29 in Washington, D.C. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.

UTC Aerospace Systems content on the X-47B includes wheels and brakes; a number of sensors, including the air data pressure sensors; the power take-off shaft, which powers the Aircraft Mounted Accessory Drive gearbox; and backup electrical systems and  the exterior lighting, which includes position lights, deck operator lights and taxi/landing lights.

In May 2013, the sleek, tailless aircraft made a catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush and made history again two months later by being the first unmanned, tailless aircraft to make an arrested landing aboard a carrier.

“We are very proud to provide a number of key systems on the X-47B,” said Gail Baker, UTC Aerospace Systems vice president, Aerospace Customers & Business Development. “Our company congratulates the U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman for this extraordinary accomplishment.”

The Collier Trophy is awarded annually by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association “for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.” It is named for Robert J. Collier, publisher of Collier’s Weekly magazine, who was an air sports pioneer and president of the Aero Club of America.




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