NOAA/AOML hurricane scientists attended the Aviation Week and Science Technology Laureate Awards in Washington D.C. to receive Aviation Week magazine’s prestigious Laureate award for Dual Defense Use. The NOAA/Raytheon team was recognized for using Coyote Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) during missions into Hurricane Maria, to help track and model hurricanes. Read more in our news post.

  • Joe Cione with Coyote
  • Pete Mangelsdorf of Raytheon, Kelly Ryan and Joe Cione of NOAA/AOML accepting the Laureate Award. Image credit: NOAA
  • Coyote Front View

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From Left:

  1. Dr. Joe Cione, hurricane researcher at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory and principle investigator of NOAA’s Coyote project, holds the Coyote in front of NOAA’s P-3 aircraft. Image credit: NOAA.
  2. Pete Mangelsdorf of Raytheon, Kelly Ryan and Joe Cione of NOAA/AOML accepting the Laureate Award. Image credit: NOAA
  3. The Coyote on the tarmac after a successful demonstration flight in 2016. Image credit: NOAA.