Printer Friendly

McDONNELL DOUGLAS TOMAHAWK CRUISE MISSILE TEAM RECEIVES AWARD

 McDONNELL DOUGLAS TOMAHAWK CRUISE MISSILE TEAM RECEIVES AWARD
 ST. LOUIS, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The McDonnell Douglas Tomahawk cruise missile team received a 1991 Aerospace Laurel from the aerospace magazine, Aviation Week & Space Technology, for "developing and producing the accurate autonomous guided weapon that was extremely effective in the Persian Gulf War."
 The Laurel award is given to "individuals and teams who have made significant contributions in the global field of aerospace in 1991 or during a lifetime of service," Aviation Week said when the recipients were announced earlier this year. A plaque will be accepted by Zygmont J. "Ski" Kowalskey Jr., vice president/program manager of the McDonnell Douglas Tomahawk program.
 "I couldn't be more pleased," said Kowalskey. "The outstanding performance of Tomahawk during Desert Storm was unquestionable. It made us all proud to be associated with such a fine weapon system."
 Winners of Aviation Week Laurels are selected by the magazine's editors worldwide; their contributions must be notable and have significant impact within the aerospace industry.
 The Tomahawk gained national prominence as a symbol of America's high technology weapon systems during Desert Storm. Nearly 300 Tomahawks were launched in Operation Desert Storm with estimated success rates in excess of 90 percent.
 "The editors are very selective. Although no set number of awards are granted, there is only a small number given each year," said Stan Kandebo, technology editor for the magazine, "but we felt the Tomahawk's performance, and the individuals who produce it, deserved recognition."
 Tomahawk is a long-range cruise missile designed to perform a variety of ship and land attack missions. Produced for the U.S. Navy, it can be launched from surface ships and submarines. It flies at high subsonic speeds and low altitude in any weather, day or night. The conventional land-attack Tomahawk has an operational range of 700 nautical miles. It employs two navigation techniques that direct it over a programmed route to the precise location of a target.
 In December 1988, the Navy awarded the Tomahawk Block III upgrade contract for the conventional land attack missile to McDonnell Douglas. Upgrades include a new, insensitive warhead developed by the Naval Weapons Center that is smaller but as lethal as the 1,000 pound bullpup warhead used in the existing conventional version; additional fuel capacity, which extends the range; a global positioning system receiver and antenna; improved terminal guidance capability; time of arrival control; and a new payload section.
 In addition, the company produces the Tomahawk weapon control and mission planning systems, serves as the Tomahawk system engineering and integration agent, and performs the majority of depot maintenance work.
 Ski Kowalskey took over leadership of McDonnell Douglas' Tomahawk program in January 1988, after serving as deputy program manager for two years and director of Tomahawk systems engineering and integration.
 He leads a team of more than 1,400 people in Missile Systems Co. headquarters in St. Louis and Titusville, Fla., where the missile is produced.
 McDonnell Douglas has been producing missiles for the Department of Defense for over 40 years and has delivered more than 100,000 guided missiles to DoD customers.
 Vice Adm. William C. Bowes, former U.S. Navy cruise missiles project director; Rear Adm. Walter M. Locke (retired); and Frank Thompson, former program general manager for General Dynamics, were also Laurel recipients for their contributions to Tomahawk development.
 -0- 3/13/92
 /CONTACT: Barbara Huddleston of McDonnell Douglas Missile Systems Company, 314-234-2689/
 (MD) CO: McDonnell Douglas Missile Systems Company ST: Missouri IN: ARO SU:


CH -- LA020 -- 7907 03/13/92 15:44 EST
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Mar 13, 1992
Words:590
Previous Article:COURT RULES FOR JOHNSON & JOHNSON ON LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY PRODUCT
Next Article:AMERICAN HONDA REPORTS FIRST 10-DAY, MONTH-TO-DATE AND YEAR-TO-DATE SALES FOR MARCH 1992
Topics:


Related Articles
U.S. NAVY TOMAHAWK MISSILE LAUNCHED IN TEST FLIGHT, NOV. 13
McDONNELL DOUGLAS RECEIVES A $14.7 MILLION CONTRACT FOR RECERTIFICATIONS OF U.S. NAVY TOMAHAWK SEA-LAUNCHED CRUISE MISSILES
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MISSLE SYSTEMS CO. NAMES VICE PRESIDENTS
U.S. NAVY COMPLETES TEST LAUNCH OF BLOCK III TOMAHAWK CONVENTIONAL CRUISE MISSILE
McDONNELL DOUGLAS TO BUILD 60 PERCENT OF NAVY TOMAHAWK SEA-LAUNCH MISSILES INCLUDED IN FISCAL 1993 PURCHASE
TOMAHAWK CRUISE MISSILE UNVEILED AT NAVY MUSEUM'S OPERATION DESERT STORM EXHIBITION IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
McDONNELL DOUGLAS ANNOUNCES LAYOFFS AT MISSILE PRODUCTION FACILITY IN TITUSVILLE, FLA.
McDONNELL DOUGLAS DELIVERS ITS FIRST TOMAHAWK CRUISE MISSILE WITH BLOCK III IMPROVEMENTS
McDONNELL DOUGLAS FILES TOMAHAWK PROTEST WITH GAO

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters