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Australian Naval Institute’s 2018 McNeil Prize revealed

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Raytheon Australia’s Andrew Whittaker has been awarded the Australian Naval Institutes McNeil Prize for his outstanding contribution to the capabilities and sustainment of the Royal Australian Navy.

Raytheon Australia’s Andrew Whittaker has been awarded the Australian Naval Institutes McNeil Prize for his outstanding contribution to the capabilities and sustainment of the Royal Australian Navy.

Whittaker is the director of shipbuilding at Raytheon Australia and is part of their South Australian workforce, which includes more than 350 combat system integrators, engineers and program managers working as part of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance team. 

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AWD program manager Commodore Craig Bourke recognised the pivotal role that Whittaker has played on the AWD program over the past 12 years.

"Andrew has been awarded the McNeil prize for exceptional engineering and program management leadership in delivering Australia’s most potent and capable warships to the Royal Australian Navy," said CDRE Bourke.

"As an example of his leadership, Andrew established, maintained and integrated the engineering activities and technical integrity risk management framework for the program.

"In recognising Andrew in this most prestigious way, ANI also recognises the capability of the Air Warfare Destroyer and more than 5,000 people who have dedicated millions of hours to deliver these warships."

The AWD features Australia’s most advanced antisubmarine warfare capability, state-of-the-art radar technology and an advanced air defence system capable of engaging enemy aircraft and missiles as extended range.

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"The success of the combat system integration activity is a source of tremendous pride for Andrew and his Raytheon Australia colleagues," said Michael Ward, managing director of Raytheon Australia.

"Not only has Andrew and his team performed admirably on this program but they have also built for Australia a national asset in combat system integration."

The Australian Naval Institute’s McNeil Prize was awarded and presented at the ANI’s Vernon Parker Oration and Annual Dinner held in Canberra on Thursday night.

Australian Naval Institute’s 2018 McNeil Prize revealed
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