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November 20, 2024 | Washington, DC

2023 Winners

Congratulations to the 2023 Program Excellence Award Winners

Aviation Week Network announced the nine 2023 Program Excellence Awards winners on November 8, 2023 during the annual Program Excellence Dinner and Awards Ceremony, as part of Aviation Week’s A&D Programs Conference, at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C.

OEM Systems Design and Development                    

Lockheed Martin

Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW)
Amber Stone

OEM System Production           

Lockheed Martin
Tonya Ladwig

OEM System Sustainment/Upgrades           

The Boeing Company
C-17 Sustainment Program
Dr. Richard A. Gomez


SDPE Air Base Air Defense Experiment
Daniel T. Dyring

Supplier System Design and Development           

The Boeing Company
Spectrolab ISS Solar Power Module Program
Miquelle Milavec

Supplier System Production           

Elbit Systems of America
AH-64E Apache Multicore Mission Processor (MMP)
Kevin Hitt
Steve Marsh

Supplier System Sustainment/Upgrades  — TIE               

BAE Systems
F-22 EW Sustainment
Daniel Harrington

Collins Elbit Vision Systems (CEVS)
Zero-G HMDS+™
Bret Tinkey, Bob Hess, Vadim Neimark

TOP OVERALL WINNER               

Lockheed Martin
Rapid Dragon: Palletized Effects Experimentation Campaign
Dr. Deanelle “Dee” Hidalgo
Dr. Dean Evans