The award was recently presented to the team at the Wilbur and Orville Wright Lecture as part of the Society’s 2012 honours and general medal and award ceremony.
Described as 'The most prestigious and long-standing awards in global aerospace honouring achievement, innovation and excellence', the Society makes awards to both individuals and teams. Previous BAE Systems winners of the medal have been the Autonomous Systems & Future Capability UAV team.
Centralised Aviation Data Service (CADS), a service available to the Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, uses a secure web portal to provide UK MoD operators from disparate operating bases with a common view of planned routes. Users have the ability to instantly see all planned sorties within the same geographical area and timeframe, enabling them to better visualise the amount of planned traffic they are likely to encounter and spot any potential hazards.
Chris Hubbard Team Leader said: ’It is an honour to be recognised by an external body as prestigious as the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) for our work towards improving night flying safety’.