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NOAA-Raytheon UAV Hurricane Tracking Initiative Gets Laureate Award; Thomas Bussing Comments

Aviation Week has recognized Raytheon and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with the publication’s Laureate Award for the deployment of company-built Coyote unmanned aerial vehicles to track and model Hurricane Maria last year. NOAA launched six Coyote UAVs from a Lockheed Martin-built WP-3D Orion aircraft in efforts to help agency researchers view the storm and examine its …

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Raytheon’s Coyote UAV Supports NOAA Hurricane Monitoring Mission

Raytheon-built unmanned aerial vehicles have helped the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration monitor Hurricane Maria and gather data for storm researchers. NOAA launched six Coyote UAV units from the agency’s WP-3D Orion aircraft as part of efforts to track and model the hurricane, Raytheon said Wednesday. “The Coyotes collected critical, continuous observations in the lower part of the …

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NOAA Picks Harris Airborne Radar Tech for Environmental Monitoring Program

Harris Corp.‘s EDO Corp. subsidiary has been chosen to supply AN/APY-11 radar systems for two surveillance planes that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration uses to track hurricanes. Harris’ Exelis subsidiary and ELTA Systems will collaborate to build the multimode radar technology for integration into NOAA’s WP-3D Orion turboprop aircraft built by Lockheed Martin, Harris said Thursday. The alliance is scheduled to deliver …

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