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Sly Fox Mission 22 Scientists and Engineers Recognized at NSWC Dahlgren Division Leadership Meeting

By NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications | March 8, 2018

DAHLGREN, Va. (Feb. 26, 2018) - Five members of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Sly Fox Mission 22 team - Michael Parkison, Jamshaid Chaudhry, Michelle Craft, Joseph Gills, and Allen Woods - hold the Sly Fox Awards they received from NSWCDD Commanding Officer Capt. Godfrey 'Gus' Weekes and NSWCDD Technical Director John Fiore at the command's leadership meeting. They were among seven Sly Fox Mission 22 members honored for developing a rapid prototyping technology called the Collaborative Aerial Network for the Autonomous Remote Engagement System (CANARES) - fully integrated with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), an unmanned ground vehicle, and a command and control station. The unmanned vehicle - dubbed the Weaponized Autonomous System Prototype (WASP) - was integrated by the team with a UAV to provide an aerial perspective for increased situational awareness. Navy civilian and military personnel witnessed the Mission 22 demonstration of CANARES as it quickly and effectively detected, tracked, and engaged target after target on the Potomac River Test Range at a September demonstration. For more news and information on CANARES technology and its demonstration, the full story - U.S. Navy Mission 22 Team Develops 'Game Changing' Unmanned Capability - is available via this link: http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Media/News/Article/1369371/us-navy-mission-22-team-develops-game-changing-unmanned-capability.  (U.S. Navy photo by Bill Tremper/Released)