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Automated Recovery System Design Team Wins Collier Trophy

The National Aeronautic Association will award the 2018 Robert J. Collier Trophy to the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System Team, praising the lifesaving technology as “a sterling example of a project that brought together the best minds from many disciplines.” Auto GCAS's software detects an imminent collision with the ground and warns a fighter pilot of the risk or performs an automatic recovery. The development team, one of 11 contenders for the trophy, was selected for “successfully completing a rapid design, integration, and flight test of critical, lifesaving technology for the worldwide F–35 fleet.”