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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

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Missile Systems Award

This award is generally presented during the AIAA Space and Astronautics (SPACE) Forum and may be presented in two categories, Technical and Management. The Technical Award is presented for a significant accomplishment in developing or using technology that is required for missile systems. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in aerodynamics, guidance, thermophysics, navigation, control, propulsion, or other fundamental technical disciplines that has led to substantial improvement in missile systems. The Management Award is presented for a significant accomplishment in the management of missile systems programs. The candidate must have demonstrated innovative leadership that has established an environment in which creativity in missile system technology can flourish and which led to the successful management of a major program by a government agency or an industry team. Nominaton Deadline: 1 February
  • Full Name: Vahey S Kupelian
  • AIAA Citation: For initiating and managing development of major advances in performance interceptor missile technology, thus forming the basis for credible BMD interception within various ballistic missile threats and scenarios