NAVAIR News Releases http://www.navair.navy.mil/news NAVAIR News Release Data Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:43:23 GMT Photo release: X-47B departs Pax River http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6472 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- An X-47B unmanned aircraft departed NAS Patuxent River, Md. Jan.26 for cross country trip back to Northrop Grumman's manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif.  As part of the Unmanned Carrier Air System-Demonstration (UCAS-D) program, the... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:33:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6472 Blackjack soars over Southern Maryland http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6460 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flew for the first time from Patuxent River Naval Air Station Webster Outlying Field, Maryland, in December. Before flying at Webster Field, the system conducted testing... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:23:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6460 Video release: Fire Scout celebrates 10 years of flight http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6445 The Navy's unmanned helicopter, MQ-8B Fire Scout, celebrated 10 years of flight this week, flying over 15,000 hours during test and real-world operations. Click on video to hear more about this milestone. Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:31:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6445 Navy's common control system validates interoperability during Tri-Service demo http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6384 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- The Navy recently tested its Common Control System (CCS) during a Tri-Service demonstration that showed the potential use of unmanned systems for automated medical casualty evacuations. The Navy, Army and Air Force worked... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:36:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6384 Photo Release: Triton UAS completes 100th flight http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6391 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft completed its 100th flight Oct. 17 from NAS Patuxent River, Md. Triton flew over the newly commissioned USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) while it traveled across the Chesapeake Bay. When fully operational, Triton will... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:31:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6391 THE GOLDEN TOUCH: NAVAIR financial manager reaches 50 years of service http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6376 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. —When Alethea Contee began her career with NAVAIR in 1966, she was a recent high school grad serving as a clerk-typist. Fifty years later, Contee has ascended the professional ladder, and celebrated her... Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:39:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6376 Navy receives approval for Triton UAS production http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6369 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Department of the Navy announced the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) received milestone C approval, Sept. 22. This decision by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Honorable... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:54:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6369 Navy launches JSOW C-1 during Valiant Shield http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6364 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Sailors from Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) fired the newest Joint Standoff Weapon, JSOW C-1,  Sept. 13 during Valiant Shield exercise conducted in the Western Pacific. Valiant Shield is the first time the... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:17:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6364 U.S. Navy, Italian Air Force test aerial refueling capability http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6361 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Testing for the U.S. Navy’s fighter aircraft to receive fuel from the Italian Air Force’s KC-767A aircraft is currently underway at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. This six week test period is... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:01:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6361 U.S., Canada sign deal for first RQ-21A Blackjack int'l sale http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6344 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. –The U.S. Department of Navy recently signed an agreement with the Canadian Department of National Defense for the first RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Air System (UAS) international sale. The Blackjack program, managed by the Navy... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:23:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6344 NAVAIR college interns train for future int’l sales careers http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6317 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Six college interns at NAVAIR are gaining valuable experience in foreign military sales this summer, helping them to prepare for future jobs in this growing career field. The interns, who are currently supporting... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:37:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6317 MQ-8B Fire Scout deploys with new radar capability http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6308 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter recently deployed with the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to begin flight operations using its new maritime surveillance radar. The AN/ZPY-4(V)1 radar, built by Telephonics Corporation, will be used... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:49:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6308 MQ-4C Triton UAS demonstrates new capabilities during flight test http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6297   NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy recently demonstrated two key capabilities for the Triton Unmanned Air System (UAS) program that will enhance future fleet operations. During a flight test June 2, an MQ-4C Triton and P-8A Poseidon... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:20:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6297 Navy's first network-enabled weapon ready for fleet operations http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6295 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy’s first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon, JSOW C-1, has been delivered to the fleet after achieving Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in early June. Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller, director of Air Warfare, made the announcement after... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:36:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6295 Navy deploys new APKWS design for fixed-wing aircraft http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6218 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The U.S. Navy delivered the first fixed-wing aircraft variant of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS) in March 2016 to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 223 operating the AV-8B Harrier in theater. ... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:26:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6218 Marines honored for excellence in aviation http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6177 NAVAL AIR STATION, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) John Glenn Squadron presented excellence in aviation awards to three local Marines for demonstrated achievements in speed to the fleet, improving warfighter capabilities, and reducing cost per... Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:53:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6177 Navy’s UxS Common Control System completes first live demonstration http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6171 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy recently tested its newly developed Common Control System (CCS) with a submersible unmanned vehicle during a series of underwater missions at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport in Puget Sound,... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:58:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6171 Blackjack UAS ready for fleet operation http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6166 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy and Marine Corps’ RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system (UAS) received the official green light for operation Jan. 13, marking a major milestone for the program. Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:31:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6166 MQ-8C Fire Scout completes operational assessment http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6136 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The MQ-8C Fire Scout completed a three week operational assessment period Nov. 20 at Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, California. The OA included 11 flights totaling 83.4 flight hours where Fire Scout... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:18:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6136 Navy delivers first APKWS units to Jordan http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6135 Weapons’ foreign military sales growth sky rockets NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  – The Navy and industry partner BAE recently shipped 110 Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS) units to Jordan for integration on its CASA CN-235 light gunship aircraft. Jordan... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:42:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6135