NAVAIR News Releases http://www.navair.navy.mil/news NAVAIR News Release Data Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:33:12 GMT Photo release: Fire Scout flies with new radar http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5667 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The MQ-8 Fire Scout prepares to land after its flight with a new maritime surface search radar June 16 at Webster Field Annex, Md. This upgrade will increase the situational awareness and... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:43:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5667 Marine officers train with unmanned bird http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5655 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Raven will soon be a common name to every Marine who has completed The Basic School (TBS) officer course. Thirteen TBS instructors finished a two-week course May 22, where they learned how to... Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:50:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5655 Paying it forward: Student competition inspires NAVAIR career, launches nation’s future workforce http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5653 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — While student engineering competitions have steadily gained popularity for more than a decade, there were few students who seized the opportunity to participate in the first Annual Student Unmanned Air Systems (SUAS) competition... Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:14:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5653 New leadership for small unmanned aircraft systems program office http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5643 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-263) welcomed a new leader May 23 during a change of command ceremony here. PMA-263 Program Manager Col. Jim Rector passed... Wed, 28 May 2014 09:27:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5643 Infographic: Fire Scout operates across the U.S., overseas http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5636 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. –  With Fire Scout's first deployment aboard a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) on the horizon, the Navy is now focused on increasing the capability of the unmanned helicopter for future operational missions. From conducting... Fri, 16 May 2014 12:13:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5636 Marines deploy with first, unmanned RQ-21A Blackjack system http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5626 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Department of the Navy’s new, versatile small unmanned aircraft system made its first operational deployment overseas at the end of April with a Marine UAS squadron. Marines from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron... Wed, 07 May 2014 15:10:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5626 Photo Release: MQ-8B Fire Scout conducts test operations aboard littoral combat ship http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5614 An MQ-8B Fire Scout sits on the flight deck of USS Freedom (LCS 1) April 30 off the coast of San Diego, Calif.  Sailors from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 are conducting the first combined operations between the unmanned Fire Scout and... Thu, 01 May 2014 11:58:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5614 Navy's X-47B program ramps up flight test, readying for summer sea trials http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5613 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The X-47B unmanned combat air system is gearing up for shore-based flight test activities in preparation for the next round of sea trials this summer. The program’s test team will conduct various test events... Thu, 01 May 2014 11:28:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5613 Jordan purchases U.S. Navy’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5612 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. –The U.S. Navy signed an agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan April 14 for the first international sale of the Department’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS). The initial Foreign Military Sale (FMS)... Thu, 01 May 2014 10:41:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5612 Former DAU official takes reins of Navy’s Strike Planning and Execution Systems Program Office http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5599 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Navy’s Strike Planning and Execution Systems Program Office (PMA-281) welcomed a new leader during a change-of-command ceremony March 27 the Rear Adm. William A. Moffett Building here. Capt. Ralph Lee, the  former... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:20:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5599 Photo Release: X-47B completes night flights http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5597 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The unmanned X-47B conducts its first night flight April 10 over Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.  Night flights are the next incremental step in developing the operations concept for more routine... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:28:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5597 Navy’s X-47B program receives aviation honor http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5596 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. —The Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) team received the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy at the U.S. National Aeronautic Association awards ceremony April 9 in Arlington, Va. The combined Navy/Northrop Grumman... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:20:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5596 Navy weapons program delivers new capability for H-60 helicopters http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5588 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A modernized rocket  launcher will soon enable MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to carry and deploy a variety of weapons for the first time. As part of an Early Operational Capability (EOC), the Navy delivered... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:19:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5588 Triton Unmanned Air System completes initial flight test phase http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5578 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- The Navy's MQ-4C Triton completed its initial flight test phase at Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif., facility March 13, bringing the unmanned air system one step closer to introduction to the fleet in... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:18:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5578 Photo release: MQ-8C Fire Scout reaches 100 flight hours http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5575 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- An MQ-8C Fire Scout on runway after a test flight at Point Mugu, Calif., March 10. The unmanned helicopter surpassed 100 flight hours during this event and will continue to undergo testing at Point Mugu this year.  In July,... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:18:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5575 Navy’s X-47B team receives prestigious aviation award http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5565   NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. –The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) team was honored by Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine as a winner of the publication’s prestigious Laureate Awards during a ceremony held March 6... Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:55:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5565 Photo release: NAVAIR names Junior Sailor of the Year http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5559 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- Vice Adm. David Dunaway, NAVAIR commander, presents Petty Officer 2nd Class Rachel Marrs with the command's Junior Sailor of the Year award at a ceremony held at the Washington Planning Center at the Washington Navy... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:17:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5559 Photo Release: Triton UAS team members earn civilian service award http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5553 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- Recipients of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award from the Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program office (PMA-262) pictured with Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons Rear Adm.... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:13:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5553 Photo Release: Second MQ-8C Fire Scout takes flight http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5550 The second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter conducts its first test flight Feb. 12 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.  The first aircraft completed its initial flight in October 2013 and has flown 66 hours to date. The MQ-8C... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:11:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5550 Photo Release: Navy tests small UAV support equipment http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5539 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Aviation Support Equipment Technician 1st Class (Aviation Warfare) Clyde Williams,left, and engineers Doug Waddell and Wayne Hewitt, from the Support Equipment Test and Evaluation Branch, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. conduct tilt-table testing... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:09:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5539