Magazine article National Defense

Precision Strike Association Honors Former Air Force Officer

Magazine article National Defense

Precision Strike Association Honors Former Air Force Officer

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* The Precision Strike Association, an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association, presented the 19th annual William J. Perry Award to Paul Kaminski during its annual review March 17-18 in Springfield, Virginia.

Commencing with his 20 year Air Force career, Kaminski was fully enmeshed in the precision strike community. Early in his career, he was responsible for test and evaluation of inertial guidance components for the Minuteman missile and terminal guidance systems for the first precision guided munitions. As director for low observables technology for the Air Force's Special Programs Office, he had direct oversight of the F-l 17, stealth missile programs and B-2 development. He also led the initial development of a National Reconnaissance Office space system and related sensor technology.

During Defense Secretary William Perry's tenure, he was the Defense Department's acquisition executive where he championed numerous precision strike weapons, systems and sensors that have served as the bedrock for technological advantages today. …

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