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Northrop Grumman : UTC Aerospace Systems, U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Win Collier Award

06/04/2014 | 02:19am US/Eastern

UTC Aerospace Systems said that 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, an unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier.

According to a release from the Company, the National Aeronautic Association presented the award on May 29 in Washington, D.C.UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.

UTC Aerospace Systems said its 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 (AMAD) gearbox; and backup electrical systems and the exterior lighting, which includes position lights, deck operator lights and taxi/landing lights.

"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."

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