Targets, UAVs & Range Operations Division
To provide a forum for open exchange of technical and programmatic information between the Defense Department, its military services, industry representatives, and foreign organizations in the test and evaluation of air-to-air and ground-to-air weapons systems, which provide air/ground crew training for combat readiness. The Division was originally chartered as the Aerial Targets Section under the Air Armaments Division. With the increased emphasis on joint operations by the Defense Department and industry, the Aerial Targets Section expanded its focus to include UAVs and range operations.
Division Activities and Events
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Hugh Harris Scholarship
NDIA is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients of the Hugh Harris Scholarship:
- Corey W. Andre, Fort Walton Beach High School
- Moiead Charwi, Dearborn High School
- Josue I. DeJusus, home-schooled/dual enrolled at Northwest Florida State College
- Eric G. Felins, Fort Walton Beach High School
- Adam T. Nodjomian, Niceville High School
- Courtney D. Testa, Niceville High School
- Addie M. Voigt, Niceville High School
- Christina Washington, King George High School, George Mason University
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The Hubert D. Harris Scholarship Program was established in 1991 to memorialize Hugh Harris for his many contributions to the targets community in both government and industry. The Division has been joined by NDIA’s Gulf Coast Chapter as a co-sponsor of the scholarship program.
Hugh was a longtime member and leader in various professional organizations including the IEEE, AOC and ADPA (forerunner of the NDIA). He served two years as the national chairman for the Aerial Targets and RPV Section, working closely with all three military services. Subsequent to his death on June 9, 1991, Hugh was the posthumous winner of the Division’s Willis Howard Award for outstanding service.
The Hugh Harris Scholarship is presented annually to a deserving high school senior who will be entering an accredited four-year university in pursuit of a math, engineering or hard science degree. Profits from the Hugh Harris Memorial Golf Tournament, held during the annual Targets, UAVs and Range Operations Symposium, supplement the $50,000 base scholarship fund.
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Please contact Mr. Cort Proctor, Division Board Member, via e-mail at email@example.com for additional information.
Willis Howard Award
Congratulations to Mr. Alvin Brown, our 2011 award recipient!
The Willis Howard Award is presented annually at the Symposium to the person, either corporate or military, who in the view of the Executive Board, has demonstrated both sustained superior service within the communities now represented by the NDIA Targets Division, as well as active service to the Division.
Named after Mr. Willis Howard, one of the founding owners of Cartwright Electronics (now a division of Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc.), it is the highest award presented within the targets community. Willis was also one of the founding corporate members of the NDIA Targets Division, which was originally the Aerial Targets Division of the American Ordnance Association. He was an extremely active member of the Division who presented papers, chaired Sessions and was Chairman of the Annual Symposium on two occasions.
Willis was killed in an auto accident while working with the USAF Weapons Evaluation Group at Tyndall Air Force Base. He was so well respected throughout the Targets Community that the Division implemented an award in his honor.
Please contact Mr. Dave Miller, Division Board Chairman, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (205) 835-6151 to request additional information.
Mr. David Miller
Director, North American Marketing
Meggitt Defense Systems
7011 Briarwood Ln
Leeds, AL 35094-2465
Phone: (205) 835-6151
Fax: (205) 835-6151
National Defense Industrial Association
Mrs. Christy J. Mason, CMP
Phone: (703) 247-2586
Mrs. Meredith Hawley, CMP
Associate Director, Operations
Phone: (703) 247-9476