NAVAIR News Releases http://www.navair.navy.mil/news NAVAIR News Release Data Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:22:10 GMT Marine captain takes top honors for aviation maintenance excellence http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5868 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A Marine Corps captain recently earned CNO’s Charles J. “Chuck” Nechvatal aviation ground maintenance officer of the year award for his contribution to the deployment of one of the service’s newest small unmanned... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:46:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5868 Harriers Go Digital: New technology allows Marine aircraft to expand mission http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5852 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – A  U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier flew its first mission with the new BRU-70/A Digital Improved Triple Ejector Rack (DITER) in support of the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in January. A single aircraft... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:04:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5852 DoD tests next -generation anti-ship missile http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5838 POINT MUGU SEA TEST RANGE, Calif. – The Navy, Air Force and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) completed a successful test of the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) Feb. 4, marking a significant step in maturing key technologies for the... Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:16:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5838 Navy demonstrates synthetic guidance technology with Tomahawk missile http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5833 NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, CHINA LAKE, Calif. - A synthetically guided Tomahawk cruise missile successfully hit its first moving maritime target Jan. 27 after being launched from USS Kidd (DDG 100) near San Nicolas Island in California.  The Tomahawk Block... Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:38:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5833 Navy’s first network-enabled weapon completes developmental test http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5815 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. – The Navy completed integrated test and evaluation of its first maritime, network-enabled weapon, the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 Jan. 7 at the Sea Range at Point Mugu, California. The final developmental free... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:45:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5815 Navy UAS program office welcomes new civilian leader, bidding farewell to retiring captain http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5810 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Navy’s Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program office (PMA-262) held a change-of-command ceremony Dec. 18 at Pax River while also bidding "fair winds and following seas" to its program manager, a... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:25:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5810 MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first ship-based test period http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5801 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. – The Navy’s new, larger MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter returned  from a five-day test period aboard  USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) Dec. 19 after successfully completing its first ship-based flights off the Virginia coast. The Fire... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:24:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5801 Navy demonstrates unmanned helicopter operations aboard Coast Guard cutter http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5800 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The U.S. Navy completed an MQ-8B Fire Scout demonstration aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Bertholf (WMSL 750) on Dec. 12 as part of the Coast Guard’s ongoing efforts to assess the... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:18:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5800 New admiral assumes command of Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons office http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5761 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- The Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO (U&W)) welcomed a new admiral during a change of ceremony held Oct. 30 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, who... Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:11:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5761 Photo release: Triton UAS completes second transcontinental flight across the U.S. http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5755 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- The second of three MQ-4C Triton test aircraft makes its debut at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Oct. 24 after completing its inaugural cross-country flight from Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif., facility... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:11:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5755 Veteran helo pilot takes lead of unmanned rotary-wing program http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5750 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- The Navy and Marine Corps’ Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Air System (PMA-266) Program Office welcomed a new leader Oct. 16 during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Capt. Jeff Dodge,... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:19:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5750 Photo release: Second Triton UAS completes first flight http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5748 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. --  The second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft takes off from Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif., facility Oct. 15 for its inaugural flight. The 6.7-hour flight prepared the aircraft for its cross-country trip to Naval Air Station Patuxent River... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:25:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5748 U.S. Navy anti-ship missile displays capability during military exercise http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5729 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The U.S Navy successfully fired multiple Harpoon missiles as part of the joint military exercise, Valiant Shield, demonstrating its effectiveness against modern day threats. A total of six Harpoon missiles, launched from  F/A-18... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:16:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5729 Photo Release: Fire Scout prepares for future LCS deployment http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5728 An unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout conducts testing aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) in mid-September off the coast of San Diego. The Fire Scout will deploy with its first littoral combat ship in autumn 2014. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:21:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5728 Navy’s Triton unmanned aircraft completes first cross-country flight http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5724 Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. – The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Sept. 18 after completing its inaugural cross-country ferry flight, bringing the Navy closer to delivering this new capability to the... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:40:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5724 Navy integrates ‘common’ software into next-generation unmanned carrier-based system http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5723 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — NAVAIR engineers recently installed new software for the Navy’s Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) system’s control station at the program’s Naval Air Station Patuxent River lab. In early September, the UCLASS... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:43:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5723 Setting her sights on the skies, NAVAIR engineer receives unique recognition http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5719 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. – One of NAVAIR’s senior flight test engineers will receive a Women in Aerospace’s (WIA) award in October for her outstanding contributions to the aerospace community. Samantha Pappas, air vehicle test lead for the... Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5719 X-47B achieves new set of firsts aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5716 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  – The Navy's X-47B completed its final test aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 24 and returned to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after eight days at sea. While... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:24:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5716 Photo release: MQ-4C Tritons to arrive at Pax River this fall http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5714 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- MQ-4C Triton test air vehicles at Northrop Grumman's facility in Palmdale, Calif., will fly cross-country to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., this fall. The MQ-4C completed a test flight Aug. 19... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:29:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5714 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